Updated Apr 12, 2019CLOSED

ADALAT Traditional Dispute Resolution (TDR) Grants Program

Offered by U.S. Agency for International Development as part of Afghanistan Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. (Checchi) began implementing the five-year Afghanistan Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT) project in April 2016. The purpose of ADALAT is to improve citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. Checchi Consulting has established the Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency Grant Fund (the “ADALAT Fund”) to provide a series of grants to support activities that will contribute to ADALAT objectives. Grant funds will be awarded to civil society (registered non-governmental organizations), through this grants program, to carry out projects in response to program needs. Checchi is seeking applications for grants from qualified, eligible Afghan organizations.

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CLOSEDApr 20, 2019Deadline
$80,000 - $150,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
Focus AreasGood Governance (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Peace and Resilience (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)

Applications should be from qualified Afghan non-governmental organizations, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, civil society organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.

In addition: -

a) Applicants may only submit one application per prime organization under this RFA.

b) Proposal must include expected outcomes and results consistent with and linked to ADALAT’s objectives including an approach to gender integration before and during implementation.

c) Must be registered as a legal entity in Afghanistan with one of the key ministries such as MoEC, MoJ, and MoWA

e) Must receive vetting eligibility from the USAID Kabul Vetting Support Unit for the period of the grant agreement.

f) Must have a DUNS number and be registered in the System for Awards Management (SAM). www.sam.gov.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

The RFA will focus on funding programs in the following provinces:

1. North East Region; Samangan, Jawzjan and Faryab

2. West Region; Farah

3. South Region; Kandahar and Helmand

4. Center Region; Bamyan and Wardak

Financial Statements

Applicants must display sound management in the form of financial, administrative, and technical policies and procedures and present a system of internal controls that safeguard assets; protect against fraud, waste, and abuse; and support the achievement of program goals and objectives. ADALAT will assess this capability prior to awarding a grant.

Applicants must operate a separate bank account for this grant under the name of the organization with all staff salaries being paid directly to their respective bank accounts

Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan

Must agree to follow USAID Multi-Tier-Monitoring requirements for remote activity verification including possible use of third party monitors


Application Directions

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to grantsadalat@checchiconsulting.com: Email submissions must include the following in the subject line: “[name of organization], ADALAT TDR Grant Application under RFA 011.”

If multiple emails are required due to file size, please indicate in the subject line of the email the number of the email (e.g. "No. 1 of 2", etc.). For example, if your grant application is being sent in two emails, the first email should have a subject line which says: "[organization name], Grant Application, under RFA 009 Part 1 of 2".


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