Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs in Pakistan

The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) at the US State Department has issued a call for the FY 2011 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs benefiting Afghan refugees in Pakistan. In FY 2011, PRM’s funding priority through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is primarily to equip Afghan refugees with transferrable skills to earn livelihoods upon return to Afghanistan and secondarily to support Afghan refugees and their host communities in Pakistan through … [Read more...]

Crucial Global Human Trafficking Report released

The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the US State Department has released the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report. The release coincides with the tenth anniversary of efforts launched in 2000 to combat various forms of modern slavery including forced labor, sex trafficking, bonded labor, debt bondage among migrant laborers, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, child soldiers and child sex trafficking. The report is crucial not only to examine the progress … [Read more...]

Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls: Call for Concept Papers

Objective and Overview The Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls seeks to find and bring to scale the most pioneering approaches to the political, economic and social empowerment of women and girls around the globe. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the award is part of the State Department’s continuing emphasis on public-private partnerships, and is administered by its Office of Global Women’s Issues. The award, and the office, are founded on the premise that … [Read more...]

Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls: Call for Concept Papers -2

How to Prepare Concept Papers Concept papers are due by June 21, 2010, to (email given in source link below). The concept paper should be a short, informal proposal that should not exceed five (5) double-spaced pages. It should describe a potential solution to challenge(s) facing women and girls, including, but not limited to, the areas of poverty, legal and customary constraints, health, education, violence, food security, or climate change. The innovation could be a tool to empower women and … [Read more...]

Grant Competition for NGOs: Projects to Combat Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, International Programs Section (G/TIP)  at the US Department of State has announced the available funding opportunity for NGOs around the world to submit projects to tackle trafficking. The G/TIP grant competition is an annual program from the US Government where organizations are provided substantial funding support to combat trafficking or modern-day slavery in their regions or areas of operation by applying the three ‘Ps’ strategy: … [Read more...]

Emergency Fund for Human Rights Activists in Near East and South Asia through US Nonprofits

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) at the US Department of State has issued a request for proposals for US-based nonprofits for disbursing “small, short-term emergency financial support to human rights defenders and advocates of human rights globally or regionally when the repression or restriction of basic human rights may occur.” Although only US nonprofits are eligible to apply for this grant, yet its focus is on areas where human rights violations are taking place … [Read more...]

Guidelines for NGOs applying Funding from PRM

Continued from Previous Page 2.    NGOs should demonstrate that they would apply Minimum Humanitarian Standards while implementing projects. Minimum Humanitarian Standards in emergency projects like disaster responses can be according to the Sphere Handbook. But for other types of projects, these Standards have to be according to the relevant internationally accepted principles and practices. For example, if the project is about providing water facilities to the community, NGOs should input … [Read more...]

What do NGOs ‘need’ to apply for the Funding Support from the US Government’s Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration?

The Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration (PRM) at the United States Department of State has recently issued general guidelines, referred to as ‘FY 2010 General NGO Guidelines for Overseas Assistance,’ for NGOs applying and responding to various funding announcements to be released in the year 2010. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide information for NGOs on regional and/or issue-specific aspects of different funding solicitations made available through the Bureau. PRM is one of … [Read more...]

Human rights funding in Chad

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) of the US State Department has posted a Request for Proposals from US-based organizations for the promotion of democracy and human rights in Chad. The proposed project should address either work towards prevention of recruitment of child soldiers in government or rebel groups or ensure reduction of school violence in the country. The former involves raising awareness among the field-level members of the military, local refugee leaders, … [Read more...]