U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 14 September 2018

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor is seeking applications for its grant programme entitled “DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement” to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
  • Award Floor: $500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a U.S.- or foreign-based non-profit/non-governmental organization (NGO), or a public international organization;
  • Be a private, public, or state institution of higher education;
  • Be a for-profit organization or business (noting there are restrictions on payment of fees and/or profits under grants and cooperative agreements, including those outlined in 48 CFR 30, “Cost Accounting Standards Administration”, and 48 CFR 31, “Contract Cost Principles and Procedures”);
  • Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including private sector partner and NGOs;
  • Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar programs.
  • DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering federal awards.
  • These applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit Grants.gov.

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