USAID/Cambodia Human Rights Program

The summary for the USAID/Cambodia Human Rights Program 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 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 Cambodia USAID Phnom Penh, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
USAID/Cambodia Human Rights Program: The USAID/Cambodia Mission has developed DRAFT Program Objectives for a prospective program to support Human Rights Organizations, Defenders and Community Activists. According to the 2021 U.S. Department of State Human Rights Report section on Cambodia, “Significant human rights issues included credible reports of torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment by the government; arbitrary detention by the government; political prisoners and detainees; serious problems with the independence of the judiciary; arbitrary interference in the private lives of citizens, including pervasive electronic media surveillance; serious restrictions on free expression and media, including violence and threats of violence, unjustified arrests or prosecutions of journalists, criminal libel laws, and censorship; serious restrictions on internet freedom; substantial interference with the freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association, including overly restrictive laws on the organization, funding, or operation of nongovernmental organizations and civil society organizations; inability of citizens to change their government peacefully through free and fair elections; serious restrictions on political participation; serious and pervasive government corruption, including in the judiciary; serious government restrictions on or harassment of domestic or international human rights organizations; lack of investigation of and accountability for violence against women; trafficking in persons; and the worst forms of child labor, including forced or compulsory child labor.”[1] USAID/Cambodia seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities to support human rights organizations, human rights defenders, and community activists. USAID/Cambodia is exploring development of new activities in support of its Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), Development Objective 3: Human Rights Protected and Government Accountability Advanced; Intermediate Result 3.1 – Strengthened Defense of Constitutional and Other Legal Rights. In particular, USAID/Cambodia is interested in engaging Cambodian organizations that promote fundamental freedoms, internationally recognized human rights and rights guaranteed under the Cambodian Constitution. This will include both the promotion and protection of human rights in accordance with, but not limited to, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well social, cultural, and economic rights in accordance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The purpose of this RFI is to provide industry, stakeholders, and interested organizations an opportunity to: Provide information and suggestions on the upcoming activity; andExplore innovative approaches to better partner with international and local organizations to work in a complex operating environment and to address the needs of the Cambodian Human Rights Community, particularly to mitigate risk and safety concerns for Cambodian organization, rights defenders, and community activists.[1]
Federal Grant Title: USAID/Cambodia Human Rights Program
Federal Agency Name: Cambodia USAID Phnom Penh (USAID-CAM)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: RFI442202202
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: October 5th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: October 5th, 2022
Posted Date: September 15th, 2022
Creation Date: September 15th, 2022
Archive Date: November 4th, 2022
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $15,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 14th, 2022
Category Explanation
Democracy and Governance
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Eng Chheng
A&A Specialist
Phone 855-23-728370
[email protected]
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