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DRL Strengthening Civil Society Resiliency in the Kyrgyz Republic

ID: SFOP0010247 • Type: Posted

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 in response to to strengthen civil society resilience in Kyrgyz Republic.
Background
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is announcing an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications to strengthen civil society resilience in Kyrgyz Republic. The Kyrgyz Republic has long had a reputation of having the most vibrant, active civil society and independent media in Central Asia. However, concerning trends have put that reputation at risk, with harassment of activists, independent media and CSOs intensifying, and draft anti-democratic legislation threatening to undermine freedom of association and restrict CSO operating space.

Grant Details
The primary objective of this project is to ensure Kyrgyz CSOs have the tools, training, resources, and support to remain safely and effectively engaged in their work amid increasing repressions. Elements of useful programming could include digital and physical security trainings, financial audits, flexible small-grants, legal support, advocacy strategy development, cyber bullying response tactics, or building solidarity networks domestically and internationally.

The focus should be holistic, addressing security, legal, financial, operational, and psychosocial needs given the multilayered pressures civil society faces.

Eligibility Requirements
DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernmental 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.

Period of Performance
The period of performance for the grant is 24 months.

Grant Value
$750,000 is the total funding floor and ceiling for this grant opportunity. The anticipated number of awards is 1.

Place of Performance
The specific geographic location for this grant opportunity is the Kyrgyz Republic.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/7/24 the Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor posted grant opportunity SFOP0010247 for DRL Strengthening Civil Society Resiliency in the Kyrgyz Republic. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.345 International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. It is expected that 0 total grants will be made worth between $750,000 and $750,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 7, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 12 Days
Last Updated
March 7, 2024, 3:47 p.m. EST
Version
1

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
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.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$750,000
Floor
$750,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
0

Contacts

Contact
Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Contact Email
none
Contact Phone
(202) 890-9795
Additional Information
Link to Opportunity in SAMS Domestic

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