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USAID’s Annual Program Statement: Promoting Rule of Law in Myanmar

USAID’s Annual Program Statement: Promoting Rule of Law in Myanmar

Deadline: 30-Jun-21

USAID’s Promoting Rule of Law in Myanmar (PRLM) project, implemented by Chemonics International, is seeking grant applications for implementation collaborative, stakeholder-driven initiatives designed to protect human rights and increase access to justice for all people of Myanmar.

Seed Grants
Under this APS, PRLM aims to award grants to CSOs and NGOs (not-for-profit and for-profit), industry/sector, trade, or other private sector associations or syndicates, educational institutions, and Private sector.

PRLM is a five-year project (2018-2023) funded by USAID and implemented by Chemonics International. The goal of the project is to strengthen transparency and accountability in the legal system to protect the fundamental rights of Myanmar’s people.


The Activity has four main objectives/outcomes that will be achieved:

Objective 1: Strengthen the administration of justice;
Objective 2: Improve the quality of professional legal education;
Objective 3: Strengthen access to justice services;
Objective 4: Mitigate the impacts of trafficking, corruption, and support to transitional justice.
Funding Information

RLM anticipates awarding up to MMK 3,000,000,000 for up to 30 grants. Grant values are estimated to be between MMK 22,500,000 and MMK 225,000,000, however actual grant amounts may be lower or higher than that range.
The duration of any grant award under this solicitation is expected to be no more than 24 months.

Build/sustain CSO networks to address issues related to promoting the rule of law in Myanmar.
Advance the understanding of access to the formal and informal justice systems in Myanmar for vulnerable populations including those in conflict areas.
Mitigating human trafficking in Myanmar through prevention, protection, and prosecution.
Advancing protection and promotion of freedom of assembly, association, and/or expression.
Increasing protections to victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
Increase access to justice for traditionally excluded groups.
Build and strengthen networks of paralegals to increase access to justice.
Develop and strengthen transitional justice activities in Myanmar.
Support other activities aimed at promoting rule of law.
Eligibility Criteria

In general, PRLM’s grant support may be extended to Burmese not-for-profit and for-profit CSOs, NGOs, associations, and firms. Illustrative types of organizations may include:
CSOs and NGOs (not-for-profit and for-profit);
Industry/sector, trade, or other private sector associations or syndicates;
Educational institutions;
Private sector entities.
For this APS, targeted grant recipients include local private sector organizations (PSOs); associations; NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs); civil society organizations (CSOs); and education and training institutions.
No grants will be given to Myanmar government entities, including but not limited to public universities, district and regional offices, and/or national ministries.
Applicants must:
be local or international organizations operating in Myanmar.
only submit one application per prime organization under this APS.
be able to demonstrate successful past performance in implementation of integrated development programs related to PRLM’s priority areas.
have established outreach capabilities with linkages to the beneficiary group(s) identified in the program description. This should be reflected by the incorporation of the beneficiary perspective in the application.
display sound management in the form of financial, administrative, and technical policies and procedures and present a system of internal controls that safeguard assets; protect against fraud, waste, and abuse; and support the achievement of program goals and objectives. PRLM will assess this capability prior to awarding a grant.
sign the following certification as part of their application package in response to this APS.
Prohibition on Providing Federal Assistance to Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements – Representation (April 2015)
Additionally, applicants must sign the following required certifications prior to receiving a grant.
For more information, visit https://themimu.info/calls-for-proposals

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