Updated Dec 31, 2020CLOSED

DRL Strengthening Inclusivity in Kuwait

Offered by U.S. Department of State

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 DRL’s goal to create a more inclusive society in Kuwait. DRL’s objectives are to improve societal attitudes toward inclusivity, particularly for women, persons with disabilities, young leaders, or other marginalized groups such as the Bidoon; and to increase space for civil society to organize and advocate for greater participation in civic life and promote respect for basic human rights. Programs should be targeted and should not focus on all of these groups or objectives, although intersectional approaches are encouraged. Program activities may include but are not limited to: advocacy campaigns supporting draft legislation or the implementation of existing laws to protect marginalized, vulnerable and/or minority populations; mentorship for activists and organizations to advocate and support marginalized and/or minority populations; networking opportunities for program participants; work with traditional and social media to sensitize journalists, influencers, and the public to the situation of marginalized and/or minority populations; and opportunities to advance the civic and political engagement of traditionally marginalized groups such as women and youth. Successful programs will engage local activists and organizations and work to raise awareness and support among the general Kuwaiti public about issues of inclusivity and civic participation. All program activities should take place in Kuwait.
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CLOSEDFeb 26, 2021Deadline
$500,000 - $1,000,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance
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.

Other Requirements

Reporting RequirementsApplicants should be aware that DRL awards will require that all reports (financial and progress) are uploaded to the grant file in SAMS Domestic on a quarterly basis. The Federal Financial Report (FFR or SF-425) is the required form for the financial reports and must be submitted in PMS, as well as a copy from PMS then uploaded to the grant file in SAMS Domestic.REQUIRED

Application Directions

Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST), on Friday, February 26, 2021 on https://www.grants.gov/ or SAMS Domestic (https://mygrants.servicenowservices.com) under the announcement title “DRL Strengthening Inclusivity in Kuwait,” funding opportunity number “SFOP0007485.”


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