Request for Statements of Interest - China

The summary for the Request for Statements of Interest - China 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 U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Request for Statements of Interest - China: DRL invites organizations to submit statements of interest outlining program concepts and organizational capacity to manage projects that will advance DRL policy priorities in the following areas: Rule of Law: Legal reform; implementation of existing laws; public interest law; capacity development for legal actors and development of the legal profession; criminal defense; access to legal services for the underserved and vulnerable populations, measures to help China implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Civil Society: Developmental and capacity building for non-governmental entities; reform or establishment of underlying systems and institutions in the nonprofit sector; cross-sector collaboration Labor: Labor rights and working conditions; collective bargaining; workplace representation; mediation; migrant worker interests Religious Freedom: Religious pluralism and social harmony, particularly in minority areas, support for the capacity of religious groups to provide social services. Freedom of Information and Expression: Transparency and open government information, press freedom, media reform, and journalism Public participation: Processes and methodologies to improve the quality and scope of citizen input into government decision-making Where applicable, projects should demonstrate the capacity to include persons with disabilities in programming. Funding for projects in Taiwan will only be considered to the extent that they are matched with sources other than the United States government. DRL seeks to fund projects that will have a direct and lasting impact by promoting reforms and structural changes. High preference will be given to cutting edge program concepts that use innovative approaches appropriate for the Chinese context.
Federal Grant Title: Request for Statements of Interest - China
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DRL-11-GR-CHINA-SOI-110718
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.345
CFDA Descriptions: International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Current Application Deadline: Sep 07, 2011 Applicants must submit proposals using www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, September 7. DRL will not accept proposals submitted via email, the U.S. postal system, FedEx, UPS and similar delivery companies, or courier. Faxed documents will not be accepted at any time.
Original Application Deadline: Sep 07, 2011 Applicants must submit proposals using www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, September 7. DRL will not accept proposals submitted via email, the U.S. postal system, FedEx, UPS and similar delivery companies, or courier. Faxed documents will not be accepted at any time.
Posted Date: Jul 18, 2011
Creation Date: Jul 18, 2011
Archive Date: Oct 07, 2011
Total Program Funding: $16,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOI) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that support the bureaus policy priorities for fostering democracy and human rights in China. This solicitation does not constitute a formal Request for Proposals: DRL will invite select organizations that submit SOIs to expand their ideas in full proposals at a later date.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Organizations submitting SOIs must meet the following criteria: * Be a non-profit organization meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) or a public international organization. Applicants in the process of registration must submit proof that they are seeking non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service at the time of SOI submission. Should the applicant be selected for a grant award, funding will be contingent upon 501(c)(3) status; or * Be a U.S. university or research institution meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3); and * Have demonstrated experience administering successful projects, preferably targeting the requested country and/or region, or a similarly challenging program environment. 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; and * Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with organization(s) in the target country and/or region. * Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined SOI. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/p/c12302.htm
Grant Announcement Contact
Mike Weber Program Analyst Phone 202-632-2070

Please contact DRL/GP with questions regarding this solicitation. [weberma1@State.gov]
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