Deadline: 23 July 2016
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations to fund a program entitled “Supporting Justice Sector Reform in Georgia” with an aim to support the continued development in Georgia.
INL has allocated funding to support continued reforms and training for the Georgian judiciary. The Government of Georgia initiated three stages of reforms with the aim to increase transparency of the courts and empower judges.
- Provide targeted, individualized mentorship and advising for Georgian judges to help support the increased competency, capabilities, and independence of the judiciary.
- Prepare and host regular, skills-based trainings to members of the Georgian judiciary on criminal procedural issues and substantive legal topics.
- The anticipated total federal funding amount is $300,000.
- The period of performance is one (1) year with an anticipated start date of September 2016.
- 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.
- A consortium between foreign, local non-governmental organizations and education institutions is possible; however the presented documents shall demonstrate the added value of such a partnership in advancing the goals;
- 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, preferably in Georgia.
- 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 Georgian and 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 Supporting Justice Sector Reform in Georgia.