Fundamental Freedoms Fund

The summary for the Fundamental Freedoms Fund Federal Grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor, which is the government agency that is offering this grant.
Federal Grant Title: Fundamental Freedoms Fund
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DRL-11-FFFUND-RFP-120511
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.345
CFDA Descriptions: International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Current Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2011
Posted Date: May 12, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 01, 2011
Archive Date: Jul 10, 2011
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law
Grant Description
The activities to be administered under the Fundamental Freedoms Fund must promote the fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, expression, and religion in countries that routinely and systematically infringe on those freedoms. The grantee will be expected to efficiently and effectively implement, at times within a matter of weeks, a wide range of program activities, including, but not limited to, providing technical assistance to and building the capacity of civil society activists/organizations, media actors, and new and opposition political parties; developing public advocacy and civic education campaigns; documenting human rights abuses; and improving access to justice and legal aid. More specifically, these activities could include, but are not limited to, training and mentoring local and citizen journalists; increasing public awareness and understanding of religious freedom and tolerance; engaging women in political party activities; building coalitions among youth groups; bolstering the capacity of independent worker organizations; or expanding access for at-risk populations, including women and disabled and indigenous people, to justice or civic participation. The scope of activities that are eligible to be undertaken in this cooperative agreement is broad and meant to cover the complete spectrum of assistance activities that will promote fundamental freedoms. The individual programs of the fund will be larger in scope and can be administered over multiple years. The scope of activities should cover all geographical regions except for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. A separate DRL program will be administered for that region.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Lead Organizations submitting proposals must meet the following criteria: Be a U.S. non-profit organization meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3) or a comparable organization headquartered internationally. Have demonstrated experience administering successful and preferably similar projects. DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards. These applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis. Be a registered user of www.grants.gov. Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with in-country entities and relevant stakeholders including industry and non-government organizations. Organizations must form a Consortium and submit a joint proposal. However, one organization must be designated as the Primary Applicant/Lead Organization. An OMB policy directive published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 27, 2003, requires that all organizations applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements must provide a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number when applying for all Federal grants or cooperative agreements on or after October 1, 2003. Please reference http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/062703_grant_identifier.pdf for the complete OMB policy directive.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/p/c12302.htm
Grant Announcement Contact
Emily Stanfield Special Assistant Phone 2026632886

work [StanfieldE@state.gov]
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