Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Journalist Safety- Investigating Organized Crime and Corruption

Deadline: 24 June 2016

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Journalist Safety – Investigating Organised Crime and Corruption” with an aim to reduce attacks on journalists by strengthening the capacity of foreign investigative journalists to report on organised crime and corruption safely and securely.

This is a pilot project to train currently working foreign investigative journalists in tools, techniques, and technologies to protect themselves and the confidentiality of their sources when reporting on organised crime and corruption in environments where they are likely to face intimidation, violence, and/or other threats as a result of their reporting. The pilot phase will focus on four countries in Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Project Objectives

  • Increase the capacity of investigative journalists in to detect, prevent and counter digital, physical, and legal threats to their safety.
  • Raise awareness of resources available to investigative journalists.

Funding Information

  • The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $400,000.
  • The period of performance is two years with an anticipated start date of September 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S. based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions, with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Selected organization/s may also be asked to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration if required by the country of project implementation.
  • Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs.
  • INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training and conduct evaluations in English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
  • INL encourages applications from potential new partners.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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