DRL Global Religious Freedom Programs (FY17/18)


Due Date: November 6, 2017

Budget: $700,000

Funder: Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL)
announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for
projects that support the promotion and protection of religious freedom globally.
Organizations may submit no more than one (1) application per category and must explicitly
identify for which category an application is being submitted. If an application does not
explicitly identify one of the below categories in the submission, it may be deemed technically
ineligible and may not be forwarded to the review panel for consideration.

DRL’s objective is to promote increased governmental and societal respect for the rights of
religious minorities and reduce instances of religiously motivated abuses/discrimination,
particularly in educational settings and in the community in the countries of the Arabian
Ideas for successful program activities could focus on one or more of the following, but are not
limited to:
 developing educational curriculum materials (including but not limited to teacher
training, textbooks or supplemental materials either in print or video) that foster
appreciation for diversity, minority rights, and concepts of freedom of religion and
 fostering inclusive concepts of citizenship and nationality;
 identifying mutual interests to build shared identities across communal divides; and
 building the capacity of local organizations to promote equal rights and citizenship.
Organizations submitting an application for this category are strongly encouraged to do so in
partnership with at least one other organization. However, one organization must be designated
as the lead applicant. While organizations are limited to submitting only one (1) application
under this category, this limitation does not extend to being included as a partner in another
organization’s application.

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