Deadline: 25 April 2016
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from organizations for its programs to combat slavery and assist with the reintegration of former slaves in Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal.
For Mauritania, activities must include, but are not limited to:
- Addressing descent slavery and the potential loss of citizenship for disenfranchised populations due to the national registration process for applying for a national identity and reintegration of current and former slaves;
- Developing a media component with anti-discrimination messaging; and
- Providing training assistance to judges recently appointed to serve on anti-slavery courts.
For Senegal, activities must include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting talibes—students attending daaras (Koranic schools) run by teachers known as marabouts—forced to beg throughout Senegal.
For Mali, activities must include, but are not limited to:
- Addressing descent based slavery and
- Addressing forced child labor
- One for Mauritania (up to $1,000,000)
- One for Mali (up to $750,000)
- One for Senegal ($750,000)
- 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 occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
- For-profit entities should be aware that its application may be subject to additional review following the panel selection process and that the Department of State generally prohibits profit under its assistance awards to for-profit or commercial organizations.
- DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO
- DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
- DRL welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other status.
- DRL encourages applications from organizations working with the most at risk and vulnerable communities, including women, youth, persons with disabilities, members of ethnic or religious minority groups, and LGBTI persons.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their applications at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Combatting Slavery in Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal.