Bureau of DRL: Seeking Applications for Global Anti-Corruption Consortium Projects

Deadline: 31 August 2016

The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for the program entitled “Global Anti-Corruption Consortium” with an aim to support civil society-led investigations and efforts combating endemic, high-level corruption.

The goal of the project is to promote a global, transnational approach to uncovering instances of corruption and encouraging and facilitating action by governments and international organizations to combat and deter corruption. The award is intended to be supported by a diverse, multi-government public-private partnership.

Funding Information

  • Applications should not request less than $2,500,000 and no more than $3,000,000.
  • Applicants should include an anticipated start date between September 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016.

Expected Outcomes

  • Expanded global partnerships and mechanisms for information sharing between and among pre-existing networks of investigative journalists and editors, and anti-corruption NGOs.
  • Increased effectiveness of civil society led investigations, including investigative journalists, independent media entities, and anti-corruption NGOs in uncovering and reporting on corruption.
  • Increased levels of legally actionable information on corruption available for use by watchdog organizations, governments and international organizations.
  • Increased effectiveness of anti-corruption and transparency NGOs in using uncovered information to pursue and/or facilitate action by government and international organizations to combat and deter corruption.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects.
  • DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO. Applicants may form consortia and submit a combined application. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with the other members as sub-award partners.
  • 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 apply via given website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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