Grants for Strengthening Community Policing to Prevent Radicalization and Violent Extremism (Kenya)
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project to support community police dialogues, relationship building activities, community psychosocial services, and training on alternative dispute techniques for local police in marginalized urban areas of East Nairobi.
Marginalized populations in Kenya frequently cite poor relationships with the police as a key driver of violent extremism. Not only has the terrorist group al-Shabaab exploited long-standing ethnic and political grievances in Kenya to boost recruitment over the last decade, but allegations of violent police enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions, enforced disappearances, and corruption have further degraded trust between at-risk communities and the police.
The goal of this project is to increase the ability and willingness of community leaders and relevant government counterparts to reduce radicalization and terrorist recruitment in priority areas of East Nairobi.
The project aims to reduce radicalization, terrorist recruitment, and election violence by improving collaboration, trust, and reporting mechanisms between citizens and local police representatives in at-risk areas of East Nairobi.
Strengthen community-led, CVE-relevant support and response structures in at-risk communities in East Nairobi.
Increase trust and collaboration between community members and local police and other security actors in at-risk areas.
Increase police effectiveness in reducing radicalization and terrorist recruitment.
Length of performance period: 18 months
Number of awards anticipated: 1 award (dependent on amounts)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $300,000 to a maximum of $325,000
Total available funding: $325,000
Participants and Audiences
Youth (males aged 16-30) in at-risk communities in East Nairobi
Law enforcement officers in East Nairobi
Community members and leaders in East Nairobi, particularly female family members of at risk male youths.
Priority Region/Countries: East Nairobi, Kenya
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
Foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
Foreign-based educational institutions
Applicants must also meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply to this NOFO:
Have deep experience working in marginalized urban areas of Kenya.
Please Note: Public International Organizations (PIOs) and Private For-Profit Organizations are excluded from applying to this grant announcement. – If you are unsure about your eligibility status, please consult the INL POCs during the Q&A period.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339135