U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Labor Programs to Combat Slavery in West Africa

Deadline: 12 January 2018

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) of the United States Department of State has announced an open competition entitled “DRL Labor Programs to Combat Slavery in West Africa”.

Program Activities

  • increasing collaboration among civil society organizations working to promote the rights of current and former slaves;
  • engaging with former slaves, advocates, and civil society organizations to assist former slaves in claiming their rights under existing laws;
  • conducting public awareness campaigns focused on combatting slavery;
  • improving the capacity of legal and judicial professionals to hold slaveholders to account;
  • engaging with key stakeholders to increase non-discriminatory access to services and to vocational training critical to the reintegration of current and former slaves;
  • strengthening advocacy efforts to increase respect for human rights and to expand former slaves’ public and political participation and access to formal identification cards;
  • supporting civil society organizations working to combat the practice of forced begging, particularly among the talibé population.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Award Floor: $500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have 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

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo and United States.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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