US Department of State : Call for proposals for 9 Funding Projects to promote Human Rights & Religious Freedom

Last date : January 12, 2015

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is asking for Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations for Promoting Democracy & Religious Freedom in Central Asia particularly Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. It also aims to encourage Human Rights Among people.
Religious Freedom: $400,000 availability of funding
DRL aims to fund projects that will have a lasting impact on religious freedom in Central Asia by encouraging reforms and structural changes that take advantage of changing social and political dynamics.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non-government organization (NGO).
  • Be a public international organization.
  • Be private, public, or state institutions of higher education.
  • Be a for-profit organization or business.
  • Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs.
  • Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects.
  • Participants should reflect religious, ethnic, and gender diversity
Review Criteria
  1. Quality of Program Idea/Inclusivity of Marginalized Population
  2. Program Planning/Ability to Achieve Objectives
  3. Cost Effectiveness
  4. Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  5. Multiplier Effect/Sustainability
  6. Institution’s Record and Capacity
Application components: Completed and signed SF-424 and SF424; executive summary; a statement of work or synopsis of the program; a concise breakdown of program objectives, activities and expected results; a brief description of the applicant(s).
How to apply?
  1. Applications must adhere to the DRL’s posted Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) for Full Proposals, given on the website.
  2. The applications should be in English or an original document within the application is in another language, an English translation is provided.
  3. Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  4. All the proposals should be sent electronically to the website given in the announcement by the closing date.Applications must be made through grants.gov or grantsolutions.gov. Organizations must have DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number and sam.gov registration to apply through grants.gov.
For more details : http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/233900.htm
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United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): NGOs can get Project Funding for Democracy and Human Rights

Last date : December 31, 2014

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) is accepting project proposals on democracy and human rights for its new round of funding. NGOs, civil society organizations, independent constitutional bodies, regional and international organizations can apply and receive grants between $100,000 to $300,000 to implement projects for a period of two years principally at country level and in least developed, low and middle income countries.
Proposals are subjected to a thorough process of assessment, quality control and due diligence. An initial examination by a team of independent assessors is conducted, a process in which all applications are judged on their inherent quality and scored according to the following criteria:
  • The project promotes the objectives of UNDEF
  • The project draws on the United Nations comparative advantage
  • The project will have a significant impact
  • The project will encourage inclusiveness
  • The project will enhance gender equality
  • The project has strong prospects for successful implementation
  • The applicant organization has a strong track record
  • The project is technically sound in conception and presentation
  • The project represents good value for money
  • The project has strong prospects of sustainability beyond the project duration.
The UNDEF team then narrows down the list to 200-300 of the highest scoring projects. In doing so, the global and regional projects are considered separately from the various national project proposals and are considered within the respective global and regional baskets.
The vast majority of UNDEF projects are delivered directly by civil society organizations (CSO). In this type of project the CSO is responsible for the overall management of the project and bears all substantive, financial, monitoring, and reporting and evaluation responsibilities.

For more details : http://www.un.org/democracyfund/
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