Deadline: 29 April 2016
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from organizations for projects that address the needs of Syrians survivors of torture and other gross human rights violations (GHRV), with a specific focus on released detainees and their families, either inside Syria or within the refugee population in the region.
- Providing technical MHPSS services
- Providing legal support and bolstering human rights documentation
- Bolstering coordination and connections between MHPSS and human rights documentation
- Support to documentation and advocacy efforts
Funding Information: Subject to the availability of funding, DRL anticipates having approximately $495,000 available to support approximately one successful application.
- 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 is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities.
- 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 find the applications forms at the given website.
For more information, please visit Supporting Syria Survivors of Torture Initiative.