U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL announces EAP Religious Freedom Solicitation 2

Deadline: 28 May 2019

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Religious Freedom Solicitation 2: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.

DRL’s goal for religious freedom in the EAP region is to promote diverse, multi-ethnic and multi-religious, and inclusive societies that respect the rights of all people. Applications should propose specific approaches that transform the increasingly constrained environment for religious freedom which fuels intercommunal distrust, hostility, and violence.

Activities

  • Strengthen education on critical thinking skills, equal citizen rights, mutual respect, and nondiscrimination at the societal and local level.
  • Expand the capacity of civil society organizations and religious communities to document abuses and to create constructive local and national advocacy campaigns which complement other efforts.
  • Work with business leaders and others to create or strengthen voluntary policies and activities which emphasize commitments to non-discrimination in private sector employment, rental housing, academic institutions, and public accommodations.
  • Mitigate rising social hostilities or interreligious tensions toward minority or other vulnerable or disenfranchised communities. This could include promoting concepts of equality, pluralism, social inclusion, conflict resolution, and conflict mitigation.
  • Engage individuals representing a diverse range of religious communities and viewpoints, including women, youth, and non-believers, to promote peaceful coexistence, including outreach on how government officials can more effectively respect and defend the religious freedom of diverse populations, and particularly members of minority groups.
  • The implementation of mutual respect activities and public messaging through targeted, local language campaigns.
  • The use of existing innovative technological tools that combat discrimination and intolerance, particularly those countering on-line hate speech while preserving the exercise of free speech.
  • The development of educational materials for the public that promote tolerance and coexistence and combat inter-communal tensions.
  • The creation of youth programs that build coalitions among majority and minority religious communities.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Award Floor: $500,000

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 some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.

How to Apply

Applicants can find application forms, kits, or other materials needed to apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314791

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