DRL Support for the Defense of Human Rights in Central Asia

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Funding Opportunity ID: 325196
Opportunity Number: SFOP0006597
Opportunity Title: DRL Support for the Defense of Human Rights in Central Asia
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Human Rights Democracy Fund
CFDA Number(s): 19.345
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL's preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
Agency Code: DOS-DRL
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Posted Date: Mar 06, 2020
Close Date: Apr 23, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 06, 2020
Award Ceiling: $750,000
Award Floor: $700,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support the rule of law and respect for human rights in Central Asia. The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor champions American values, including the rule of law and individual rights, which promote strong, stable, prosperous, and sovereign states. We stand for the freedoms of religion, speech, and the press, and the rights of people to assemble peaceably and to petition their government for a redress of grievances. Issues impacting lawyers and journalists working toward accountability and the rule of law in these countries are outlined in the U.S. Department of State’s Human Rights Report (HRR). https://www.state.gov/country-reports-on-human-rights-practices-for-2018/. The objective of this solicitation is to strengthen the sustainability of civil society partners by promoting fundamental freedoms and improving the collective standing of legal advocates, human rights defenders, and journalists at-risk or under persecution for reporting or advocating for human rights in Central Asian countries.
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