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Nonprofits, For-Profits, and IHEs to Promote Religious Freedom in Indonesia

Promoting Societal Respect and Interfaith Understanding in Indonesia

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL)

Deadline Date:

02/08/22 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants or cooperative agreements to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, NGOs, IHEs, for profit-businesses, and public international organizations to promote coexistence and equal citizenship rights in Indonesia. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to eight weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects to support religious freedom. The geographic focus should be Java; or with strong justification, Java and one additional principal island.

DRL’s goal is to support equitable legislative implementation and access to justice consistent with Indonesia’s international obligations on religious freedom and is respectful toward all faith communities (including those of no faith) and those not among officially recognized religious communities. Programs should address legal sector responses to government actions regarding tolerance and respect for members of religious minority groups, seeking to work with judicial actors, legal communities, as well as national and local leaders to promote rights-respecting legal and policy implementation. This includes a recognition of historic peaceful coexistence leading to equal citizenship rights through strengthened rule of law. Activities should involve concrete actions and community-engagement, rather than be solely deliberative and relationship-building meetings and gatherings.

Expected Program Outcomes could include but are not limited to: 

  • Government, security, legal, or judicial actors leverage existing domestic and international legal frameworks to advance human rights related to freedoms of religion and expression and reduce discriminatory laws and practices;
  • Increased awareness among local communities and community leaders of the value and importance of legal protections regarding religious belief and pluralism irrespective of one’s religion or beliefs;
  • Increased awareness among communities, local leaders, and legal actors of the domestic legal framework and principles relating to freedom of religion or belief;
  • Increased knowledge about legal strategy and approaches to inclusive advocacy among lawyers and other legal sector actors to protect freedom of religion or belief;
  • Strengthened legal protections for members of Indonesia’s religious and ethnic minority groups;
  • Legal sector actors and/or local government officials deepen trust with community stakeholders through equitable access to justice; and
  • Increased public literacy on domestic and international religious freedom laws, agreements, and protections leading to increased popular support for efforts to bring Indonesia’s domestic laws more in line with international standards, particularly for members of religious minority groups and those of no faith.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200403

Number of Grants:

Anticipated Number of Awards: 1-2

Estimated Size of Grant:

$740,740

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance: 22-30 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.

Applicants should have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders, including private sector partners and NGOs, and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects. DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO. Applicants may form consortia in order to bring together organizations with varied expertise to propose a comprehensive program in one proposal. However, one organization should be designated in the proposal as the lead applicant, with the other members designated as sub-award partners.

Any applicant listed on the Excluded Parties List System in the System for Award Management (https://sam.gov/) and/or has a current debt to the U.S. government is not eligible to apply for an assistance award

For activities that are not typically allowed anf dor funding restrictions, see the URL for Full Text.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM EST on 8, February, 2022

Anticipated Time to Award, Pending Availability of Funds: 6-8 months

All application submissions must be made electronically via http://www.grants.gov/. Please note that the Grants.gov registration process can take ten (10) business days or longer, even if all registration steps are completed in a timely manner.

All prime organizations, whether based in the United States or in another country, must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), formerly referred to as DUNS, and an active registration with the SAM.gov before submitting an application. The process of obtaining a SAM.gov registration may take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Please begin your registration as early as possible.

Organizations based in the United States or that pay employees within the United States will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code, and a UEI number prior to registering in SAM.gov.

Organizations based outside of the United States and that do not pay employees within the United States do not need an EIN from the IRS, but do need a NATO CAGE (NCAGE) code and UEI number prior to registering in SAM.gov.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336948
DRL Proposal Submission Instructions for Applications: https://www.state.gov/drl-proposal-submission-instructions-for-applications-updated-november-2021/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical submission questions related to this NOFO, please contact drlirfgrants@state.gov.

For assistance with Grants.gov, please call the Contact Center at +1 (800) 518-4726 or email support@grants.gov.

CFDA Number:

19.345

Funding or Pin Number:

SFOP0008454

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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