Updated Feb 14, 2020CLOSED

DRL Strengthening Media Reporting in Morocco

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 promote media capacity and freedom in Morocco.
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CLOSEDMar 27, 2020Deadline
$500,000 - $1,000,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasCommunications and Media
Democracy, 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.

Applications submitted by for-profit entities may be subject to additional review following the panel selection process. Additionally,the Department of State prohibits profit to for-profit or commercial organizations under its assistance awards. Profit is defined as any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs. The allowability of costs incurred by commercial organizations is determined in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) at 48 CFR 30, Cost Accounting Standards Administration, and 48 CFR 31 Contract Cost Principles and Procedures.

Other Requirements

Financial Statements
Providing cost sharing, matching, or cost participation is not an eligibility factor requirement for this NOFO, and providing cost share will not result in a more favorable competitive ranking.
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. DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.

Application Directions

Applications are due on www.grants.gov or SAMS Domestic (https://mygrants.service-now.com) under the announcement title “DRL Strengthening Media Reporting in Morocco” funding opportunity number “SFOP0006399.”

Applicants can find application forms, kits, or other materials needed to apply on www.grants.govand SAMS Domestic (https://mygrants.service-now.com) under the announcement title “DRL Strengthening Media Reporting in Morocco” fundingopportunity number “SFOP0006399”.


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