Deadline: 25 September 2017
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for collaborative policy advocacy initiatives to coordinate and amplify existing business and human rights efforts to advance Internet freedom.
- Strengthen the capacity of local Internet freedom advocates to promote business and human rights standards at the global, regional, and local levels;
- Empower local Internet freedom advocates to engage directly with SMEs in their own countries to promote the adoption of international business and human rights standards and “human rights by design” approaches in their business models;
- Foster opportunities for experienced companies and civil society organizations to share lessons learned and mentor SMEs, including tech start-ups that are new to the business and human rights field;
- Provide opportunities for local Internet freedom advocates to participate in existing regional and global policy discussions and decision-making mechanisms at the nexus of business and human rights and Internet freedom; and
- Improve coordination and collaboration among civil society organizations and ICT companies to better advocate around shared Internet freedom objectives at Internet policy and governance meetings and business and human rights fora and discussions.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
- Award Floor: $1,000,000
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, Please visit Grants.gov.