US State Department Grants to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Deadline: 15 February, 2013
Open to: organizations seeking to provide emergency assistance and protection to survivors of gender-based violence
Grants: USD $500,000

Description

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) of the United States Department of State has issued a new call for proposals for ‘Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Prevention Initiative.’

This grant opportunity is for organizations seeking to provide emergency assistance and protection to survivors of gender-based violence, including harmful traditional practices, as well as those under credible threat of imminent attack, and/or organizations that may need protection.

Project proposals can be submitted on managing a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Emergency Response and Prevention Initiative to provide emergency response mechanisms for survivors of gender-based violence, as well as those under credible threat of imminent attack due to their gender. This Initiative would primarily provide emergency assistance and protection for survivors of gender-based violence, including harmful traditional practices.

The program will also provide short-term assistance to civil society organizations with linked emergency assistance to either individuals or communities, including additional support such as enhanced security and measures to prevent future threats or attack. Prevention efforts will also include short-term assistance to civil society organizations who are leading efforts to raise awareness about acute and imminent

Eligibility

Eligible applicants:

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits organizations
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Grants

Pending availability, USD $500,000 is expected to be available for the first year, with the intentto expand to multiple years. The project will initially be 12 months.

How to apply

Submissions can be made electronically here  by Friday, February 15, 2013 before 11:30 p.m (23:30) Eastern Standard Time (EST).

An organization may submit no more than 2 proposals.

Should you have any questions regarding the solicitation, please contact Betsy Bramon ([email protected]) and/or Barbara Paoletti ([email protected]).

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