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NOFO: Establishing a Civil Society Anti-Impunity Complaint Platform in El Salvador

NOFO: Establishing a Civil Society Anti-Impunity Complaint Platform in El Salvador


Deadline: 5-Jul-22

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project to implement a project titled “Establishing a Civil Society Anti-Impunity Complaint Platform.”

The goal of the project is to establish and promote an effective and safe platform for receiving, developing, and referring cases to civil society, independent institutions that play a key role in the fight against corruption, and host country institutions, and to provide citizen education and ultimately reduce corruption-related impunity in El Salvador.

The Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has designed an Anti-Impunity Framework to address these challenges.

Project Goal: Establish and promote an effective and safe platform for receiving, developing, and referring cases to civil society, independent institutions that play a key role in the fight against corruption, and host country institutions, and to provide citizen education and ultimately reduce corruption-related impunity in El Salvador. Discrete projective objectives below may be pursued concurrently or serially, as appropriate.

Objectives
Objective 1: Develop a complaint reporting mechanism that is free and accessible to citizens, allows for anonymity, and includes a walk-in office for in-person complaints, as well as online and telephone reporting mechanisms.
Objective 2: Hire a team of technical, administrative, and legal sector experts to develop complaint information, refer to appropriate Civil Society Organization (CSO) and justice channels, and follow up with complainant and referral recipients.
Objective 3: Develop and establish workflows including monitoring and reporting on efforts
Objective 4: Identify (on an ongoing basis) civil society organizations that can credibly and without political bias investigate corrupt acts and potentially act as plaintiff; refer appropriate cases.
Objective 5: Develop and execute a marketing and communications plan to promote the platform to public and targeted civil society organizations.
Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Award Ceiling: $6,000,000
Award Floor: $2,000,000
Priority Region/Countries: El Salvador

Eligibility Criteria
The following organizations are eligible to apply:

U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code;
Foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
Foreign-based educational institutions
Note: Local organizations (in El Salvador) must partner with U.S.-based or Foreign-based organizations to be eligible.

For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340044

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