Deadline: 4 April 2016
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations for a grant to implement a program entitled “Demand for Justice” with an aim to increase the demand for justice in Kosovo.
The goal of this program is to increase citizen’s demand, access and respect for justice and improvement to the legal education field and select projects that build a civil society that is fully engaged with the Government of Kosovo, politically and through the justice system, with specific emphasis on corruption.
- Community Based Information Resources: development of information resources that will help inform citizens about the justice sector process, pertinent reform efforts, and their rights in pursuing individual cases, grievances, etc.
- National Level Policy Debate and Advocacy: development of a national public policy education and advocacy campaign around justice sector reform and access to justice.
- Legal Education Reform: development of a cadre of legal students and graduates that are better able to implement the Criminal Procedure Code.
- The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $1,000,000.
- The period of performance is 1 year with an anticipated start date of April 2016.
- INL may award up to four (4) additional years contingent on INL priorities, good performance of the recipient, and funding availability.
- U.S. non-profit organization or a U.S. private/state educational institution meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3) and can demonstrate current country registration in Kosovo.
- Applicants in the process of registration must submit proof that they are seeking non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service at the time of proposal submission. Should the applicant be selected for an award, funding will be contingent upon 501(c)(3) status;
- Local, in-country, non-profit organization, educational institution, or private institutions that can demonstrate current country registration in Kosovo, competent programmatic ability, and ability to meet INL reporting requirements;
- Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in the Balkans. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
- Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in Albanian, Serbian and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
- Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
- Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
- Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
- Public International Organizations (PIOs) and For-Profit Organizations are excluded from applying to this grant announcement.
- To be eligible for grant award organizations must have a commitment to non‐discrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices. Non‐discrimination includes equal treatment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and political affiliation.
- Applicants are reminded that U.S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism. It is the legal responsibility of the Recipient to ensure compliance with these Executive Orders and laws. This provision must be included in any sub‐awards issued under this grant award.
- INL encourages applications from potential new partners.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can register themselves at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Demand for Justice Projects.