[At-Large] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL FY18/19 IRF Journalist Training on Religious Freedom

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 22:49:14 UTC 2019

The more things change the more they remain the same. IMHO, just another
foul example of the Bible in one hand and the sword in the other.

You feel the hand of Esau even as you hear the voice of Jacob! My full
response: Matthew 7:23 KJV.


On Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 5:19 pm Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro <
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: U.S. Department of State <usstatebpa at public.govdelivery.com>
> Date: Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:55 AM
> Subject: Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Notice of Funding Opportunity
> (NOFO): DRL FY18/19 IRF Journalist Training on Religious Freedom
> To: <salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com>
> You are subscribed to Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor for U.S.
> Department of State. This information has recently been updated, and is now
> available.
> Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO):
> DRL FY18/19 IRF Journalist Training on Religious Freedom
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&100&&&http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/289435.htm>
> 02/13/2019 02:55 PM EST
> February 13, 2019
> ------------------------------
> *United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and
> Labor (DRL) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL FY18/19 IRF **Journalist
> Training on Religious Freedom*
> This is the announcement of funding opportunity number* SFOP0005593*
> *Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:* 19.345
> *Type of Solicitation*: Open
> *Application Deadline:* 11:30 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 4, 2019
> *Funding Floor (lowest $ value): *$400,000
> *Funding Ceiling (highest $ value)*: $600,000
> *Anticipated Number of Awards: *4
> *Type of Award*: Grant
> *Period of Performance: *18-36 months
> *Anticipated Time to Award (pending availability of funds)*: 6-7 months
> *A. Project Description*
> 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 improve the quality, quantity,
> and dissemination of reporting on religious freedom issues.
> *DRL FY18/19 IRF **Journalist Training on Religious Freedom - NEA, SCA,
> AF and EAP REGIONS $1,800,000 Total *
> *DRL anticipates making four awards between $400,000-$600,000 in each of
> the following four regions: NEA, SCA, AF and EAP. *Each proposal should
> focus on *one* region (NEA, SCA, AF, or EAP) and include at least two
> countries from the selected region. Countries selected should be where
> religious freedom is restricted. *Please specify the region in the cover
> page of the proposal. *
> DRL's goal is to improve the quality, quantity, and dissemination of
> reporting on religious freedom issues through provision of assistance to
> journalists and media organizations in countries where religious freedom
> and freedom of expression is restricted. “Religious freedom” refers to the
> rights contained in Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and
> Political Rights, including the freedom to adopt a religion or beliefs,
> change your beliefs, express your beliefs (including through publications,
> public and private speech, and the display of religious attire or symbols),
> gather with others who share your beliefs, construct places of worship, and
> teach your beliefs to your children. Journalists may engage in reporting
> through print, broadcast, or social media including but not limited to
> blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Journalists trained in the project should
> demonstrate interest in and commitment to reporting on religious freedom
> with previous experience in reporting on religious freedom or related human
> rights issues preferred and have a strong understanding of journalistic
> ethics and standards. Applicants will be responsible for ensuring program
> activities and products are in accordance with the Establishment Clause of
> the United States Constitution.
> “Religious freedom” refers to the right set out in Article 18 of the
> International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, including the freedom
> to adopt a religion or beliefs, change your beliefs, practice and teach
> your beliefs (which may include through publications, public and private
> speech, and the display of religious attire or symbols), gather in
> community with others to worship and observe your beliefs, and teach your
> beliefs to your children.
> Proposed programming must be responsive to restrictions on religious
> freedom, and must be in line with the U.S. Government’s religious freedom,
> democracy, governance, and human rights goals.
> Helpful resources for applicants include the annual country-specific
> International Religious Freedom Reports
> https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&101&&&https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/>
> and annual country-specific Human Rights Reports
> https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&102&&&https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/>.
> Applicants will be responsible for ensuring program activities and
> products are implemented in accordance with the Establishment Clause of the
> United States Constitution.
> *Program activities may include but are not limited to:*
>    - Improve awareness and education for journalists on key religious
>    freedom issues in respective countries or regions and causes for
>    restrictions on religious freedom including social constraints such as
>    hostility or harassment in communities or government constraints such as
>    restrictive laws or policies;
>    - Provide extensive country and skill-level appropriate technical
>    assistance on journalism techniques, ethics and legal requirements, among
>    other topics;
>    - Provide individual and organizational-level digital security and
>    physical safety training for those operating in restrictive environments;
>    - Provide training and resources on inclusion strategies for
>    researching and reporting on religious freedom issues, which may include
>    the situation of religious minorities;
>    - Connect journalists with relevant NGOs, religious leaders, and other
>    stakeholders to facilitate reporting opportunities;
>    - Facilitate production of high-quality long or short form news pieces
>    on freedom of religion, potentially through a competitive small grants
>    component. Beyond covering costs associated with story development, small
>    grants may also provide assistance with multimedia production, data
>    visualization, and interactive narration to improve interaction with
>    citizens and produce more compelling stories. During the story production
>    phase, beneficiaries should receive online or in-person mentorship and
>    coaching by experienced editors to facilitate a “training by doing”
>    approach;
>    - Develop strategies to increase visibility on religious freedom
>    issues through multiple media platforms and sites;
>    - Establish and/or utilize media partnerships and dissemination
>    agreements to maximize local, national, regional, and global reach of
>    stories produced;
>    - Facilitate sustainable connections and collaborative relationships
>    between like-minded journalists within countries and/or regionally for
>    support, professional development, and for national/regional initiatives;
>    - Given the risk that journalists may face legal action for their
>    work, applicants are encouraged to reserve flexible funding for legal
>    assistance or present pro-bono partnerships to assist beneficiaries.
>    Support may also be offered to promote psychosocial wellbeing to
>    journalists in high-stress areas.
> DRL is uniquely placed to promote democracy, protect human rights and
> international religious freedom, and advance labor rights globally through
> both policy and programming. Projects should aim to have impact that leads
> to democratic reforms, and should have the potential for sustainability
> beyond DRL resources. DRL’ s preference is to avoid duplicating past
> efforts by supporting new and creative approaches. This does not exclude
> from consideration projects that improve upon or expand existing successful
> projects in a new and complementary way. DRL provides targeted support
> through programs that take an intersectional approach to addressing
> barriers created by rising levels of violence, discrimination and
> criminalization aimed at individuals based on their religion, gender,
> disability, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation and gender identity.
> These programs are demand-driven, locally led, and best practices to
> prevent, mitigate, and recover from human rights violations.
> DRL also requires all of its programming to be inclusive and expects
> implementers to include strategies for deliberate analysis, integration,
> and investment in at-risk or vulnerable individuals.
> Where appropriate, competitive proposals may include:
>    - Opportunities for beneficiaries to apply their new knowledge and
>    skills in practical efforts.
>    - Solicitation of feedback and suggestions from beneficiaries when
>    developing activities in order to strengthen the sustainability of programs
>    and participant ownership of project outcomes.
>    - Input from participants on sustainability plans and systematic
>    review of the plans throughout the life of the project with adjustments
>    made as necessary.
>    - Inclusion of vulnerable populations in needs and/or rapid
>    assessments in order to identify challenges, gaps, and opportunities among
>    these groups.
>    - Joint identification and definition of key concepts with relevant
>    stakeholders and stakeholder input into project activities.
>    - Systematic follow up with beneficiaries at specific intervals (3
>    months, 6 months, etc.) after the completion of activities to track how
>    beneficiaries are retaining new knowledge as well as applying their new
>    skills.
> Activities that are *not* typically allowed include, but are not limited
> to:
>    - The provision of humanitarian assistance;
>    - English language instruction;
>    - Development of high-tech computer or communications software and/or
>    hardware;
>    - Purely academic exchanges or fellowships;
>    - External exchanges or fellowships lasting longer than six months;
>    - Off-shore activities that are not clearly linked to in-country
>    initiatives and impact or are not necessary per security concerns;
>    - Theoretical explorations of human rights or democracy issues,
>    including projects aimed primarily at research and evaluation that do not
>    incorporate training or capacity-building for local civil society;
>    - Micro-loans or similar small business development initiatives;
>    - Initiatives directed towards a diaspora community rather than
>    current residents of targeted countries.
> *B. Federal Award Information *
> Primary organizations can submit one (1) application *per region* in
> response to the NOFO for a total of 4 (four) applications.
> The U.S. government may (a) reject any or all applications, (b) accept
> other than the lowest cost application, (c) accept more than one
> application, and (d) waive irregularities in applications received.
> The U.S. government may make award(s) on the basis of initial applications
> received, without discussions or negotiations. Therefore, each initial
> application should contain the applicant's best terms from a cost and
> technical standpoint. The U.S. government reserves the right (though it is
> under no obligation to do so), however, to enter into discussions with one
> or more applicants in order to obtain clarifications, additional detail, or
> to suggest refinements in the project description, budget, or other aspects
> of an application.
> DRL anticipates awarding either a grant or cooperative agreement depending
> on the needs and risk factors of the program. The final determination on
> award mechanism will be made by the Grants Officer. The distinction between
> grants and cooperative agreements revolves around the existence of
> “substantial involvement.” Cooperative agreements require greater Federal
> government participation in the project. If a cooperative agreement is
> awarded, DRL will undertake reasonable and programmatically necessary
> substantial involvement. Examples of substantial involvement can include,
> but are not limited to:
>    1. Active participation or collaboration with the recipient in the
>    implementation of the award.
>    2. Review and approval of one stage of work before another can begin.
>    3. Review and approval of substantive provisions of proposed subawards
>    or contracts.
>    4. Approval of the recipient’s budget or plan of work prior to the
>    award.
> The authority for this funding opportunity is found in the Foreign
> Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA).
> To maximize the impact and sustainability of the award(s) that result from
> this NOFO, DRL retains the right to execute non-competitive continuation
> amendment(s). The total duration of any award, including potential
> non-competitive continuation amendments, shall not exceed 60 months or five
> years. Any non-competitive continuation is contingent on performance and *pending
> availability of funds. *A non-competitive continuation is not guaranteed
> and the Department of State reserves the right to exercise or not to
> exercise this option.
> DRL may require successful applicant(s) to incorporate coordination of an
> implementer and stakeholder meeting into the Scope of Work of the final
> project. DRL will discuss this possibility with particular applicant(s)
> during the proposal negotiation phase and may include, but not limited to
> the following:
>    - Additional funding to cover cost of the stakeholder meeting;
>    - Coordinating all logistics and hosting the meeting;
>    - Assisting applicants with visas;
>    - Drafting the agenda in coordination with DRL;
>    - Preparing all materials for the meeting;
>    - Securing outside speakers for the conference; and
>    - Hosting a networking event outside of the meeting space.
> *C. Eligibility Information*
> *For application information, please see the proposal submission
> instructions (PSI) on our website.*
> *C.1 Eligible Applicants*
> 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.
> Please see 2 CFR 200.307 for regulations regarding program income.
> *C.2 Cost Sharing or Matching*
> Providing cost sharing, matching, or cost participation is not an
> eligibility factor or requirement for this NOFO, and providing cost share
> will not result in a more favorable competitive ranking.
> *C.3 Other*
> 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.
> DRL is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects
> and activities. DRL welcomes applications irrespective of race, ethnicity,
> color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
> disability, or other status.
> Any applicant listed on the Excluded Parties List System in the System for
> Award Management (SAM)(www.sam.gov) and/or has a current debt to the
> United Stated Government is not eligible to apply for an assistance award
> in accordance with the OMB guidelines at 2 CFR 180 that implement Executive
> Orders 12549 (3 CFR,1986 Comp., p. 189) and 12689 (3 CFR,1989 Comp., p.
> 235), “Debarment and Suspension.” Additionally, no entity or person listed
> on the Excluded Parties List System in SAM.gov can participate in any
> activities under an award. All applicants are strongly encouraged to review
> the Excluded Parties List System in SAM.gov to ensure that no ineligible
> entity or person is included in their application.
> *D. Application and Submission Information*
> *D.1 **Address to Request Application Package*
> Applicants can find application forms, kits, or other materials needed to
> apply on www.grants.gov and SAMS Domestic *(*
> https://mygrants.service-now.com
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&103&&&https://mygrants.service-now.com/grants/portal_login.do>)
> under the announcement title “*DRL FY18/19 IRF **Journalist Training on
> Religious Freedom,” *funding opportunity number *“SFOP0005593.” *Please
> contact the DRL point of contact listed in Section G if requesting
> reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or for security
> reasons. Please note that reasonable accommodations do not include deadline
> extensions.
> *D.2** Content and Form of Application Submission*
> For all application documents, please ensure:
>    1. All documents are in English and all costs are in U.S. dollars. If
>    an original document within the application is in another language, an
>    English translation must be provided (please note the Department of State,
>    as indicated in 2 CFR 200.111, requires that English is the official
>    language of all award documents. If any document is provided in both
>    English and a foreign language, the English language version is the
>    controlling version);
>    2. All pages are numbered, including budgets and attachments;
>    3. All documents are formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper; and,
>    4. All documents are single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font,
>    with 1-inch margins. Captions and footnotes may be 10-point Times New Roman
>    font. Font sizes in charts and tables, including the budget, can be
>    reformatted to fit within 1 page width.
> *D.2.1 Application Requirements*
> Complete applications *must* include the following:
>    1. Completed and signed *SF-424*,* SF-424A*, and *SF-424B* forms.
>    Please see SF-424 instructions in Section 2B of the PSI.
>    2. If your organization engages in lobbying the U.S. government,
>    including Congress, or pays another entity to lobby on your behalf, the
>    *SF-LLL* “Disclosure of Lobbying Activities” form is also required
>    (only if applicable). Please see SF-LLL guidance in Section 2B of the PSI.
>    3. *Cover Page* (not to exceed one [1] page, preferably as a Word
>    Document) that includes a table with the organization name, project title,
>    target country/countries, project synopsis, and name and contact
>    information for the application’s main point of contact. Please see *Cover
>    Page* section 2C of the PSI for a template and more details.
>    4. *Executive Summary* (not to exceed one [1] page, preferably as a
>    Word Document) that outlines project goals, objectives, activities, etc.
>    5. *Table of Contents* (not to exceed one [1] page, preferably as a
>    Word Document) listing all documents and attachments with page numbers.
>    6. *Proposal Narrative* (not to exceed ten [10] pages, preferably as a
>    Word Document). Please note the ten-page limit *does not *include the
>    Cover Page, Executive Summary, Table of Contents, Attachments, Detailed
>    Budget, Budget Narrative, Audit, or NICRA. Applicants are encouraged to
>    combine multiple documents in a single Word Document or PDF (i.e. Cover
>    Page, Table of Contents, Executive Summary, and Proposal Narrative in one
>    file). Please see *Proposal Narrative Guidelines *in Section 2E of the
>    PSI for more details.
>    DRL requests a Proposal Narrative that demonstrates the Applicant’s
>    commitment to ensuring the participation of all people as a strategy for
>    implementation. Please integrate inclusion strategies in all sections of
>    the Proposal Narrative to enhance programmatic impact.
>    7. *Budget* (preferably as an Excel workbook) that includes three [3]
>    columns containing the request to DRL, any cost sharing contribution, and
>    the total budget. A summary budget should also be included using the
>    OMB-approved budget categories (see SF-424A as a sample) in a separate tab.
>    Costs must be in U.S. dollars. Detailed line-item budgets for subgrantees
>    should be included as additional tabs within the Excel workbook (if
>    available at the time of submission). Please see *Budget Guidelines*
>    Section 2F of the PSI for more information.
>    DRL requests a programming approach dedicated to strengthening
>    inclusive societies as a necessary pillar of strong democracies. Please
>    include costs associated with this commitment in the budget and budget
>    narrative.
>    8. *Budget Narrative* (preferably as a Word Document) that includes
>    substantive explanations and justifications for each line-item in the
>    detailed budget spreadsheet, as well as the source and a description of all
>    cost-share offered. Please see *Budget Guidelines* Section 2F of the
>    PSI for more information.
>    9. Your organization’s most recent *audit*, if applicable. This should
>    be a single audit, program-specific audit, or other audit in accordance
>    with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). Please see
>    *Audit* Section 2G of the PSI for more information.
>    10. *Logic Model* (preferably as a Word Document). Please see *Logic
>    Model* Section 2H of the PSI for more information.
>    11. *Monitoring and Evaluation Narrative* (not to exceed four [4]
>    pages, preferably as a Word Document). Please see *Monitoring and
>    Evaluation Narrative* Section 2I of the PSI for more information.
>    As stated within the DRL Guide to Program Monitoring and Evaluation
>    (p. 6): DRL strongly encourages applicants to consider whether their
>    monitoring and evaluation systems are utilizing human rights-based
>    approaches, applying a gender and equity lens, or include the participation
>    of sub-grantees and project participants. Within the Monitoring and
>    Evaluation Narrative, applicants should demonstrate their commitment to
>    inclusive strategies and consider whether evaluation design, data
>    collection, analysis, reporting and learning are conducted in an ethical
>    and responsible way with all project participants (e.g. direct
>    beneficiaries, sub-grantees). Applicants should still make adequate
>    provisions to protect the privacy of human subjects when collecting data
>    from individuals. For instance, when collecting data from project
>    participants, consider whether your organization will have the necessary
>    informed consent forms, confidentiality agreements, and data security
>    protocols.
>    12. *Monitoring and Evaluation Plan* (preferably as a Word Document or
>    Excel Sheet). Please see *Monitoring and Evaluation Plan* Section 2I
>    of the PSI for more information.
>    13. *Risk Analysis* (preferably as a Word Document). Please see *Risk
>    Analysis* Section 2J of the PSI for more information.
>    14. *Key Personnel* (not to exceed two [2] pages, preferably as a Word
>    Document). Please include short bios that highlight relevant professional
>    experience. Given the limited space, CVs are not recommended for submission.
>    15. *Timeline* (not to exceed one [1] page, preferably as a Word
>    Document or Excel Sheet). The timeline of the overall proposal should
>    include activities, evaluation efforts, and program closeout.
>    16. *Security Plan *addressing any issues involving in-person events
>    and recruitment for said events, and safety for any online programs or
>    communications, including independent IT security audits (to include a
>    vulnerability assessment) of any proposed web application or platform.
>    Organization’s security plan should demonstrate consideration of the risks
>    identified in the submitted risk assessment. Costs may also be identified
>    within the budget and budget narrative. Applicants are also encouraged to
>    include contingency plans for in-person or online activities.
> *Applications that do not include the elements listed above will be deemed
> technically ineligible. *
> *D.2.2 Additional Application Documents*
> Strong applications will also contain the following:
>    - Individual Letters of Support and/or Memorandum of Understanding.
>    Letters of support and MOUs must be specific to the project implementation
>    (e.g. from proposed partners or sub-award recipients) and will not count
>    towards the page limit.
> *Please refer to the Proposal Submission Instructions on DRL’s website for
> detailed guidance on the documents above:* *https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/286844.pdf
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&104&&&https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/286844.pdf>**.
> For an application checklist and sample templates please see the Resources
> page on DRL’s website: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c72333.htm
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&105&&&http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c72333.htm>.
> The sample templates provided on the DRL website are suggested, but not
> mandatory.*
> DRL reserves the right to request additional documents not included in
> this NOFO. Additionally, to ensure that all applications receive a balanced
> evaluation, the DRL Review Panel will review from the first page of each
> section up to the page limit and no further.
> Note: If ultimately provided with a notification of non-binding intent to
> make a Federal award, applicants typically have two to three weeks to
> provide additional information and documents requested in the notification
> of intent. The deadlines may vary in each notification of intent and
> applicants must adhere to the stated deadline in the notification of
> intent.
> *D.2.3 Additional Information Requested For Those Receiving Notification
> of Intent*
> Successful applicants must submit after notification of intent to make a
> Federal award, but prior to issuance of a Federal award:
>    - Written responses and revised application documents addressing
>    conditions and recommendations from the DRL Review Panel;
>    - If your organization has a NICRA and includes NICRA charges in the
>    budget, your latest NICRA as a PDF file;
>    - Completion of the Department’s Financial Management Survey, if
>    receiving DRL funding for the first time;
>    - Submission of required documents to register in the Payment
>    Management System managed by the Department of Health and Human Services,
>    if receiving DRL funding for the first time (unless an exemption is
>    provided); and,
>    - Other requested information or documents included in the
>    notification of intent to make a Federal award or subsequent communications
>    prior to issuance of a Federal award.
> *D.3 Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM)*
> All prime organizations, whether based in the United States or in another
> country, must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), formerly referred to
> as DUNS, and an active registration with the SAM.gov *before submitting
> an application*. DRL may *not* review applications from or make awards to
> applicants that have not completed all applicable UEI and SAM.gov
> requirements. A UEI is one of the data elements mandated by Public Law
> 109-282, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA),
> for all Federal awards.
> *Note: The process of obtaining a SAM.gov registration may take anywhere
> from 4-8 weeks. Please begin your registration as early as possible.*
>    - If you are based* in the United States* or pay employees within the
>    United States, prior to registering in SAM.gov you will need an Employer
>    Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and a
>    Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code.
>    - If you are based *outside of the United States* and do not pay
>    employees within the United States, you do not need an EIN from the IRS.
>    However, you will need a NATO CAGE (NCAGE) code before you can have an
>    active registration in SAM.gov.
> All prime organizations must also continue to maintain active SAM.gov
> registration with current information at all times during which they have
> an active Federal award or application under consideration by a Federal
> award agency. SAM.gov requires all entities to renew their registration
> once a year in order to maintain an active registration status in SAM. It
> is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure it has an active
> registration in SAM.gov and to maintain that active registration. If an
> applicant has not fully complied with the requirements at the time of
> application, the applicant may be deemed unqualified to receive an award
> and use that determination as a basis for making an award to another
> applicant.
> For further guidance on the registration process, please see the SAM.gov
> Registration Guide on DRL’s website:
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&106&&&http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c72333.htm>*http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c72333.htm
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&107&&&http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c72333.htm>*.
> Please refer to 2 CFR 25.200 for additional information. Also, please refer
> to Section D.5 - Funding Restriction of the NOFO.
> *Note: SAM.gov is not the same as SAMS Domestic. It is free to register in**
> both systems**, but the **registration processes are different*.
> *In October 2017, new information was added to the www.SAM.gov
> <http://www.SAM.gov> website to help international registrations, including
> “Quick Start Guide for International Registrations” and “Helpful Hints.”
> Navigate to SAM.gov, click HELP in the top navigation bar, then click
> International Registrants in the left navigation panel. Please note,
> guidance on SAM.gov and the guidance on GSA’s website about requirement for
> registering in SAM.gov is subject to change. Applicants should review the
> website for the most up-to-date guidance.*
> *D.3.1 Exemptions*
> An exemption from these requirements may be permitted on a case-by-case
> basis if:
>    - An applicant’s identity must be protected due to potential
>    endangerment of their mission, their organization’s status, their
>    employees, or individuals being served by the applicant.
> ** Organizations requesting exemption from UEI or SAM.gov requirements
> must email the point of contact listed in the NOFO at least *two weeks
> prior to the deadline in the NOFO providing a justification of their
> request*. Approval for a SAM.gov exemption must come from the warranted
> Grant Officer before the application can be deemed eligible for review. **
> *Note: Foreign organizations will be required to register with the NATO
> Support Agency (NSPA) to receive a NCAGE code in order to register in
> SAM.gov. NSPA will forward your registration request to the applicable
> National Codification Bureau (NCB) if your organization is located in a
> NATO or Tier 2 Sponsored Non-NATO Nation. As of March 2016, NATO nations
> included Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic,
> Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia,
> Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
> Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States of
> America; and Tier 2 nations included Australia, Austria, Brazil, Finland,
> Israel, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Serbia, and
> Singapore. *
> *NSPA and/or the appropriate NCB forwards all NCAGE code information to
> all Allied Committee 135 (AC/135) nations, which as of March 2016 also
> included Afghanistan, Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brunei
> Darussalam, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Japan,
> Jordan, Montenegro, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South
> Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, and the United
> Arab Emirates. All organizations are strongly advised to take this into
> consideration when assessing whether registration may result in possible
> endangerment.*
> *D.4 Submission Dates and Times *
> *Applications are due no later than 11:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
> (EST), on Thursday, April 4, 2019 on www.grants.gov <http://www.grants.gov>
> or *SAMS Domestic *(*https://mygrants.service-now.com
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&108&&&https://mygrants.service-now.com/grants/portal_login.do>)
> *under the announcement title “DRL FY18/19 IRF **Journalist Training on
> Religious Freedom,”** funding opportunity number “SFOP0005593.”*
> Grants.gov and SAMS Domestic automatically log the date and time an
> application submission is made, and the Department of State will use this
> information to determine whether an application has been submitted on time.
> Late applications are neither reviewed nor considered unless the DRL point
> of contact listed in Section G is contacted prior to the deadline and is
> provided with evidence of system errors caused by www.grants.gov or SAMS
> Domestic *(*https://mygrants.service-now.com
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&109&&&https://mygrants.service-now.com/grants/portal_login.do>)
> that is outside of the applicant’s control and is the sole reason for a
> late submission. Applicants should not expect a notification upon DRL
> receiving their application.
> *D.5 Funding Restrictions*
> DRL will not consider applications that reflect any type of support for
> any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist
> organization. Please refer the link for Foreign Terrorist Organizations:
> https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&110&&&https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm>
> Project activities whose direct beneficiaries are foreign militaries or
> paramilitary groups or individuals will not be considered for DRL funding
> given purpose limitations on funding.
> DRL requires U.S. government Risk Analysis Management (RAM) vetting of all
> organizations and individuals programming in {Afghanistan, Near East
> Democracy (NERD), Pakistan or Syria}, which may include the board of
> directors from grantee and sub-award organizations, program staff, and any
> program participants receiving direct assistance through grant funds. Prime
> recipients may be required to perform vetting through the RAM portal on
> subrecipients. The purpose of such vetting is to mitigate the risk that
> U.S. government funding is provided to terrorists or their supporters.
> Depending on the type of vetting, the required information requested may
> include for each individual: full name, date of birth, place of birth,
> nationality, a government issued ID number (drivers licenses are not
> accepted for any country; if the individual is a U.S. citizen/permanent
> residents, a SSN is required), and contact information (phone number, email
> address, or Skype account (if Skype is submitted an email must accompany
> it)). If the vetting procedure results in the discovery of derogatory
> information, the Grants Officer will use this information in making a final
> determination of award as part of the risk assessment. *Please keep these
> vetting requirements in mind when designing each program.*
> The Leahy Law prohibits Department foreign assistance funds from
> supporting foreign security force units if the Secretary of State has
> credible information that the unit has committed a gross violation of human
> rights. Per 22 USC §2378d(a) (2015),
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&111&&&https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2015-title22/html/USCODE-2015-title22-chap32-subchapIII-partI-sec2378d.htm>
> “No assistance shall be furnished under this chapter [FOREIGN ASSISTANCE]
> or the Arms Export Control Act [22 USC 2751 et seq.] to any unit of the
> security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of State has credible
> information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human
> rights.” Restrictions may apply to any proposed assistance to police or
> other law enforcement. Among these, pursuant to section 620M of the Foreign
> Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), no assistance provided through
> this funding opportunity may be furnished to any unit of the security
> forces of a foreign country when there is credible information that such
> unit has committed a gross violation of human rights. In accordance with
> the requirements of section 620M of the FAA, also known as the Leahy law,
> project beneficiaries or participants from a foreign government’s security
> forces may need to be vetted by the Department before the provision of any
> assistance. If a proposed grant or cooperative agreement will provide
> assistance to foreign security forces or personnel, compliance with the
> Leahy Law is required.
> U.S. foreign assistance for Burma or Burmese beneficiaries is subject to
> restrictions. This includes restrictions, pursuant to section 7043(a)(1)(B)
> of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
> Appropriations Act, 2018 (Div. K, P.L. 115-141)(SFOAA), on funds
> appropriated under title III of the act for assistance for Burma. Section
> 7043(a)(1)(B) provides that such funds “may not be made available to any
> individual or organization if the Secretary of State has credible
> information that such individual or organization has committed a gross
> violation of human rights (GVHR), including against Rohingya and other
> minority groups, or that advocates violence against ethnic or religious
> groups or individuals in Burma.” It further provides that such funds “may
> not be made available to any organization or entity controlled by the armed
> forces of Burma.”
> Organizations should be cognizant of these restrictions when developing
> project proposals as these restrictions will appropriate due diligence of
> program beneficiaries and collaboration with DRL to ensure compliance with
> these restrictions. Program beneficiaries subject to GVHR due diligence
> vetting will include any individuals who are part of or were formerly part
> of the government, military, or nongovernmental armed groups. Program
> beneficiaries subject to advocating violence due diligence vetting will
> include any individuals or entities that are beneficiaries of foreign
> assistance funding or support. Due diligence vetting will include a review
> of open source materials, as well as U.S. government vetting of all
> individuals or entities subject to GVHR due diligence.
> Federal awards generally will not allow reimbursement of pre-award costs;
> however, the Grants Officer may approve pre-award costs on a case-by-case
> basis. Generally, construction costs are not allowed under DRL awards. For
> additional information, please see the DRL Proposal Submission Instructions
> for Applications Updated October 2018: *https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/286844.pdf
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&112&&&https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/286844.pdf>.*
> *D.6 Application Submission*
> All application submissions must be made electronically via www.grants.gov
> or SAMS Domestic *(*https://mygrants.service-now.com
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&113&&&https://mygrants.service-now.com/grants/portal_login.do>).
> Both systems require registration by the applying organization. Please
> note: the Grants.gov registration process can take ten [10] business days
> or longer, even if all registration steps are completed in a timely manner.
> It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that it has an active
> registration in SAMS Domestic or Grants.gov. Applicants are required to
> document that the application has been received by SAMS Domestic or
> Grants.gov in its entirety. DRL bears no responsibility for
> disqualification that result from applicants not being registered before
> the due date, for system errors in either SAMS Domestic or Grants.gov, or
> other errors in the application process. Additionally you *must* save a
> screen shot of the checklist showing all documents submitted in case any
> document fails to upload successfully.
> Faxed, couriered, or emailed documents will *not* be accepted. Reasonable
> accommodations may, in appropriate circumstances, be provided to applicants
> with disabilities or for security reasons. Applicants must follow all
> formatting instructions in the applicable NOFO and these instructions.
> DRL encourages organizations to *submit applications during normal
> business hours* (Monday – Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time
> (EST)). If an applicant experiences technical difficulties and has
> contacted the appropriate helpdesk but is not receiving timely assistance
> (e.g. if you have not received a response within 48 hours of contacting the
> helpdesk), you may contact the DRL point of contact listed in the NOFO in
> Section G. The point of contact may assist in contacting the appropriate
> helpdesk, but an applicant should also document their efforts in contacting
> the helpdesk. Applicants may also contact the DRL point of contact listed
> in the NOFO if experiencing technical issues with Grants.gov or SAMS
> Domestic that may result in a late submission.
> Applicants experiencing technical difficulties should follow these three
> steps:
>    1. Contact the helpdesk for either Grants.gov or SAMS Domestic
>    immediately.
>    2. Document (including screenshots) technical issues AND efforts to
>    contact the helpdesk.
>    3. Submit all of the required documents to the DRL point of contact
>    listed in the NOFO before the deadline.
> *Note: The Procurement Office/Grant Office will determine technical
> eligibility of all applications.*
> *SAMS Domestic Applications:*
> Applicants using SAMS Domestic for the first time should complete their
> “New Organization Registration.” To register with SAMS Domestic, click
> “Login to https://mygrants.service-now.com
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&114&&&https://mygrants.service-now.com>”
> and follow the “create an account” link.
> Organizations *must* remember to save a screen shot of the checklist
> showing all documents submitted in case any document fails to upload
> successfully.
> *SAMS Domestic Help Desk: *
> For assistance with SAMS Domestic accounts and technical issues related to
> the system, please contact the ILMS help desk by phone at 1-888-313-4567
> (toll charges for international callers) or through the Self Service online
> portal that can be accessed from https://afsitsm.service-now.com/ilms/home
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&115&&&https://afsitsm.service-now.com/ilms/home>.
> Customer Support is available 24/7/365.
> *Grants.gov Applications*
> Applicants who do not submit applications via SAMS Domestic may submit via
> www.grants.gov.
> Please be advised that completing all the necessary registration steps for
> obtaining a username and password from Grants.gov *can take more than two
> [2] weeks.*
> Please refer to the Grants.gov website for definitions of various
> "application statuses" and the difference between a submission receipt and
> a submission validation. Applicants will receive a validation e-mail from
> Grants.gov upon the successful submission of an application. Validation of
> an electronic submission via Grants.gov can take up to two business days.
> Additionally you *must *remember to save a screenshot of the checklist
> showing all documents submitted in case any document fails to upload
> successfully.
> *Grants.gov Helpdesk: *
> For assistance with Grants.gov, please call the Contact Center at
> 1-800-518-4726 or email support at grants.gov. The Contact Center is
> available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except federal holidays.
> See *https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&116&&&https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/>*
> for a list of federal holidays.
> *E. Application Review Information*
> *E.1 Proposal Review Criteria*
> The DRL Review Panel will evaluate each application individually against
> the following criteria, listed below in order of importance, and not
> against competing applications. Please use the below criteria as a
> reference, but *do not structure your application according to the
> sub-sections*.
> *Quality of Project Idea*
> Applications should be responsive to the program framework and policy
> objectives identified in the NOFO, appropriate in the country/regional
> context, and should exhibit originality, substance, precision, and
> relevance to DRL’s mission of promoting human rights and democracy.
> Projects should have the potential to have an immediate impact leading to
> long-term, sustainable reforms. DRL prefers new approaches that do not
> duplicate efforts by other entities. This does not exclude from
> consideration projects that improve upon or expand existing successful
> projects in a new and complementary way. In countries where similar
> activities are already taking place, an explanation should be provided as
> to how new activities will not duplicate or merely add to existing
> activities and how these efforts will be coordinated. Proposals that
> promote creative approaches to recognized ongoing challenges are highly
> encouraged. DRL prioritizes project proposals with inclusive approaches for
> advancing these rights.
> *Project Planning/Ability to Achieve Objectives *
> A strong application will include a clear articulation of how the proposed
> project activities contribute to the overall project objectives, and each
> activity will be clearly developed and detailed. A comprehensive monthly
> work plan should demonstrate substantive undertakings and the logistical
> capacity of the organization. Objectives should be ambitious yet
> measurable, results-focused and achievable in a reasonable time frame. A
> complete application must include a logic model to demonstrate how the
> project activities will have an impact on its proposed objectives. The
> logic model should match the objectives, outcomes, key activities, and
> outputs described in the narrative. Applications should address how the
> project will engage relevant stakeholders and should identify local
> partners as appropriate.
> If local partners have been identified, DRL strongly encourages applicants
> to submit letters of support from proposed in-country partners.
> Additionally, applicants should describe the division of labor among the
> direct applicant and any local partners. If applicable, applications should
> identify target geographic areas for activities, target participant groups
> or selection criteria for participants, and the specific roles of
> sub-awardees, among other pertinent details.
> DRL recognizes that all programs have some level of risk due to
> internal/external variables that have the potential to adversely affect a
> program. Risk management should address how the program design incorporates
> the identification, assessment, and management of key risk factors. DRL
> will review the risk analysis based on the organization’s ability to
> identify risks that could have an impact on the overall program as well as
> how the organization will manage these risks.
> *Institution’s Record and Capacity *
> DRL will consider the past performance of prior recipients and the
> demonstrated potential of new applicants. Applications should demonstrate
> an institutional record of successful democracy and human rights programs,
> including responsible fiscal management and full compliance with all
> reporting requirements for past grants. Proposed personnel and
> institutional resources should be adequate and appropriate to achieve the
> project's objectives. Projects should have potential for continued funding
> beyond DRL resources.
> *Addressing Barriers to Equal Participation*
> DRL strives to ensure its projects advance the rights and uphold the
> dignity of all persons. As the U.S. government’s lead bureau dedicated to
> promoting democratic governance, DRL requests a programming approach
> dedicated to strengthening inclusive societies as a necessary pillar of
> strong democracies. Violence targeting any members of society undermines
> collective security and threatens democracy. DRL prioritizes inclusive and
> integrated program models that assess and address the barriers to access
> for individuals and groups based on their religion, gender, disabilities,
> ethnicity, or sexual orientation and gender identity. Applicants should
> describe how programming affects all of its beneficiaries, including
> support that specifically target these communities facing discrimination,
> and especially which may be under threat of violence. This approach should
> be an integral part of both the concept and explicit design of all proposed
> project activities, objectives, and monitoring. Strong proposals will
> provide specific analysis, measures, and corresponding targets as
> appropriate. Stakeholders shall identify the difference between
> opportunities and barriers to access and design programs that do not
> perpetuate these inequalities, but rather enhance programmatic impact by
> including all people in society. The goal of this approach is to bring
> communities and those in power together in support of stable and secure
> societies.
> *Cost Effectiveness*
> DRL strongly encourages applicants to clearly demonstrate project
> cost-effectiveness in their application, including examples of leveraging
> institutional and other resources. However, cost-sharing or other examples
> of leveraging other resources are not required. Inclusion of cost-sharing
> in the budget does not result in additional points awarded during the
> review process. Budgets should have low and/or reasonable overhead and
> administration costs, and applicants should provide clear explanations and
> justifications for these costs in relation to the work involved. All budget
> items should be clearly explained and justified to demonstrate necessity,
> appropriateness, and connection to the project objectives.
> *Please note: If cost-share is included in the budget, the recipient must
> maintain written records to support all allowable costs that are claimed as
> its contribution to cost-share, as well as costs to be paid by the Federal
> government. Such records are subject to audit. In the event the recipient
> does not meet the minimum amount of cost-sharing as stipulated in the
> recipient’s budget, DRL’s contribution may be reduced in proportion to the
> recipient’s contribution.*
> *Multiplier Effect/Sustainability *
> Applications should clearly delineate how elements of the project will
> have a multiplier effect and be sustainable beyond the life of the grant. A
> good multiplier effect will have an impact beyond the direct beneficiaries
> of the grant (e.g. participants trained under a grant go on to train other
> people; workshop participants use skills from a workshop to enhance a
> national level election that affects the entire populace). A strong
> sustainability plan may include demonstrating continuing impact beyond the
> life of a project or garnering other donor support after DRL funding
> ceases.
> *Project Monitoring and Evaluation *
> Complete applications will include a detailed M&E Narrative and M&E Plan,
> which detail how the project’s progress will be monitored and evaluated.
> Incorporating well-designed monitoring and evaluation processes into a
> project is an efficient method for documenting the change (intended and
> unintended) that a project seeks. Applications should demonstrate the
> capacity to provide objectives with measurable outputs and outcomes.
> The quality of the M&E sections will be judged on the narrative explaining
> how both monitoring and evaluation will be carried out and who will be
> responsible for those related activities. The M&E Narrative should explain
> how an external evaluation will be incorporated into the project
> implementation plan or how the project will be systematically assessed in
> the absence of one. Please see the section on *Monitoring and Evaluation
> Narrative* in the Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) for more
> information on what is required in the narrative.
> The output and outcome-based performance indicators should not only be
> separated by project objectives but also should match the objectives,
> outcomes, and outputs detailed in the logic model and proposal narrative.
> Performance indicators should be clearly defined (i.e., explained how the
> indicators will be measured and reported) either within the table or with a
> separate Performance Indicator Reference Sheet (PIRS). For each performance
> indicator, the table should also include baselines and quarterly and
> cumulative targets, data collection tools, data sources, types of data
> disaggregation, and frequency of monitoring and evaluation. There should
> also be metrics to capture how project activities target those
> discriminated against or marginalized populations or addresses their
> concerns, where applicable. Please see the section on *Monitoring and
> Evaluation Plan* in the Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) for more
> information on what is required in the plan.
> *E.2 Review and Selection Process*
> DRL strives to ensure that each application receives a balanced evaluation
> by a DRL Review Panel. The Department’s Office of Acquisitions Management
> (AQM) will determine technical eligibility for all applications. All
> technically eligible applications for a given NOFO are reviewed against the
> same seven criteria, which include quality of project idea, project
> planning/ability to achieve objectives, institutional record and capacity,
> inclusive programming, cost effectiveness, multiplier
> effect/sustainability, and project monitoring and evaluation.
> Additionally, the DRL Review Panel will evaluate how the application
> addresses the NOFO request, U.S. foreign policy goals, and the priority
> needs of DRL overall. DRL may also take into consideration the balance of
> the current portfolio of active projects, including geographic or thematic
> diversity, if needed.
> In most cases, the DRL Review Panel includes representatives from DRL, the
> appropriate Department of State regional bureau (to include feedback from
> U.S. embassies), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) (to
> include feedback from USAID missions). In some cases, additional panelists
> may participate, including from other Department of State bureaus or
> offices; U.S. government departments, agencies, or boards; representatives
> from partner governments; or representatives from entities that are in a
> public-private partnership with DRL. At the end of the panel’s discussion
> about an application, the Panel votes on recommending the application for
> approval by the DRL Assistant Secretary. If more applications are
> ultimately recommended for approval than DRL can fund, the Panel will rank
> the recommended applications in priority order for consideration by the DRL
> Assistant Secretary. The Grants Officer Representative (GOR) for the
> eventual award does not vote on the panel. All Panelists must sign
> non-disclosure agreements and conflicts of interest agreements.
> DRL Review Panels may provide conditions and recommendations on
> applications to enhance the proposed project, which must be addressed by
> the applicant before further consideration of the award. To ensure
> effective use of DRL funds, conditions or recommendations may include
> requests to increase, decrease, clarify, and/or justify costs and project
> activities.
> *F. Federal Award Administration Information*
> *F.1 Federal Award Notices*
> DRL will provide a separate notification to applicants on the result of
> their applications. Successful applicants will receive a letter
> electronically via email requesting that the applicant respond to Panel
> conditions and recommendations. This notification is not an authorization
> to begin activities and does not constitute formal approval or a funding
> commitment.
> Final approval is contingent on the applicant successfully responding to
> the Panel’s conditions and recommendations, being registered in required
> systems, including the U.S. government’s Payment Management System (PMS),
> unless an exemption is provided, and completing and providing any
> additional documentation requested by DRL or AQM. Final approval is also
> contingent on Congressional notification requirements being met and final
> review and approval by the Department’s warranted Grants Officer.
> The notice of Federal award signed by the Department’s warranted Grants
> Officers is the sole authorizing document. If awarded, the notice of
> Federal award will be provided to the applicant’s designated Authorizing
> Official via SAMS Domestic to be electronically counter-signed in the
> system.
> *F.2 Administrative and National Policy and Legal Requirements*
> DRL requires all recipients of foreign assistance funding to comply with
> all applicable Department and Federal laws and regulations, including but
> not limited to the following:
> The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit
> Requirements for Federal Awards set forth in 2 CFR Chapter 200
> (Sub-Chapters A through F) shall apply to all non-Federal entities, except
> for assistance awards to Individuals and Foreign Public Entities.
> Sub-Chapters A through E shall apply to all foreign organizations, and
> Sub-Chapters A through D shall apply to all U.S. and foreign for-profit
> entities. The applicant/recipient of the award and any sub-recipient under
> the award must comply with all applicable terms and conditions, in addition
> to the assurance and certifications made part of the Notice of Award. The
> Department’s Standard Terms and Conditions can be viewed at
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&117&&&http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c72333.htm>
> https://www.state.gov/m/a/ope/index.htm
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&118&&&https://www.state.gov/m/a/ope/index.htm>.
> Additionally, DRL supports implementation of the Women Peace and Security
> Act of 2017, which highlights the U.S. commitment to the meaningful
> participation of women in conflict prevention, management, and resolution.
> For additional information, please refer to the link:
> https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1141
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&119&&&https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1141>
> Due to the determination made under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
> (TVPA) for FY 2019, certain assistance that benefits the following
> countries may be subject to a restriction under the TVPA. Because the TVPA
> restriction applies only to assistance to governments, activities proposed
> for these countries should not include government beneficiaries.
> *Tier 3 List*:
> *AF*: Burundi, Comoros, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, South
> Sudan, Republic of Congo
> *EAP*: Burma, China, Laos, DPRK
> *NEA*: Iran, Syria
> Additional requirements may be included depending on the content of the
> program.
> *F.3 Reporting*
> Applicants should be aware that DRL awards will require that all reports
> (financial and progress) are uploaded to the grant file in SAMS Domestic on
> a quarterly basis. The Federal Financial Report (FFR or SF-425) is the
> required form for the financial reports and must be submitted in PMS, as
> well as a copy from PMS then uploaded to the grant file in SAMS Domestic.
> The progress reports uploaded to the grant file in SAMS Domestic must
> include a narrative as described below and Project Indicators (or other
> mutually agreed upon format approved by the Grants Officer) for the F
> Framework indicators. The F Framework indicators will be reviewed and
> negotiated during the final stages of issuing an award.
> Narrative progress reports should reflect the focus on measuring the
> project’s impact on the overarching objectives and should be compiled
> according to the objectives, outcomes, and outputs as outlined in the
> award’s Scope of Work (SOW) and in the Monitoring & Evaluation Narrative.
> An assessment of the overall project’s impact should be included in each
> progress report. Where relevant, progress reports should include the
> following sections:
>    - Relevant contextual information (limited);
>    - Explanation and evaluation of significant activities of the
>    reporting period and how the activities reflect progress toward achieving
>    objectives, including meeting benchmarks/targets as set in the M&E plan. In
>    addition, attach the M&E Plan, comparing the target and actual numbers for
>    the indicators;
>    - Any tangible impact or success stories from the project, when
>    possible;
>    - Copy of mid-term and/or final evaluation report(s) conducted by an
>    external evaluator; if applicable;
>    - Relevant supporting documentation or products related to the project
>    activities (such as articles, meeting lists and agendas, participant
>    surveys, photos, manuals, etc.) as separate attachments;
>    - Description of how the Recipient is pursuing sustainability,
>    including looking for sources of follow-on funding;
>    - Any problems/challenges in implementing the project and a corrective
>    action plan with an updated timeline of activities;
>    - Reasons why established goals were not met;
>    - Data for the required F Framework indicator(s) for the quarter as
>    well as aggregate data by fiscal year: Program Indicators or other mutually
>    agreed upon format approved by the Grants Officer;
>    - Proposed activities for the next quarter; and,
>    - Additional pertinent information, including analysis and explanation
>    of cost overruns or high unit costs, if applicable.
> A final narrative and financial report must also be submitted within 90
> days after the expiration of the award.
> Please note: Delays in reporting may result in delays of payment approvals
> and failure to provide required reports may jeopardize the recipient's’
> ability to receive future U.S. government funds.
> DRL reserves the right to request any additional programmatic and/or
> financial project information during the award period.
> *G. Contact Information *
> For technical submission questions related to this NOFO, please contact*
> DRLIRFGrants at state.gov <DRLIRFGrants at state.gov>. *
> For assistance with SAMS Domestic accounts and technical issues related to
> the system, please contact the ILMS help desk by phone at 1-888-313-4567
> (toll charges for international callers) or through the Self Service online
> portal that can be accessed from https://afsitsm.service-now.com/ilms/home
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&120&&&https://afsitsm.service-now.com/ilms/home>.
> Customer Support is available 24/7/365.
> Please note that establishing an account in SAMS Domestic may require the
> use of smartphone for multi-factor authentication (MFA). If an applicant
> does not have accessibility to a smartphone during the time of creating an
> account, please contact the helpdesk and request instructions on MFA for
> Windows PC.
> For assistance with Grants.gov accounts and technical issues related to
> using the system, please call the Contact Center at 1-800-518-4726 or email
> support at grants.gov. The Contact Center is available 24 hours a day, seven
> days a week, except federal holidays.
> For a list of federal holidays visit:
> *https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&121&&&https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/>*
> With the exception of technical submission questions, during the NOFO
> period U.S. Department of State staff in Washington and overseas shall not
> discuss this competition with applicants until the entire proposal review
> process has been completed and rejection and approval letters have been
> transmitted.
> *H. Other Information *
> Applicants should be aware that DRL understands that some information
> contained in applications may be considered sensitive or proprietary and
> will make appropriate efforts to protect such information. However,
> applicants are advised that DRL cannot guarantee that such information will
> not be disclosed, including pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act
> (FOIA) or other similar statutes.
> The information in this NOFO and “DRL’s Proposal Submission Instructions
> for Applications Updated October 2018” is binding and may not be modified
> by any DRL representative. Explanatory information provided by DRL that
> contradicts this language will not be binding. Issuance of the NOFO and
> negotiation of applications does not constitute an award commitment on the
> part of the U.S. government. DRL reserves the right to reduce, revise, or
> increase proposal budgets.
> This NOFO will appear on www.grants.gov, SAMS Domestic
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&122&&&https://mygrants.service-now.com/>,
> and DRL’s website *http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c12302.htm
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&123&&&http://www.state.gov/j/drl/p/c12302.htm>*.
> *Background Information on DRL and General DRL Funding*
> DRL has the mission of promoting democracy and protecting human rights
> globally. DRL supports projects that uphold democratic principles, support
> and strengthen democratic institutions, promote human rights, prevent
> atrocities, combat and prevent violent extremism, and build civil society
> around the world. DRL typically focuses its work in countries with
> egregious human rights violations, where democracy and human rights
> advocates are under pressure and where governments are undemocratic or in
> transition.
> Additional background information on DRL and its efforts can be found on *www.state.gov/j/drl
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&124&&&http://www.state.gov/j/drl>*.
> *The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this
> site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.External
> links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of
> the views or privacy policies contained therein.*
> ------------------------------
> Stay connected with the State Department:
> [image: State Dept website]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&125&&&http://www.state.gov>[image:
> DipNote Blog]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&126&&&http://blogs.state.gov/>[image:
> Twitter]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&127&&&http://twitter.com/StateDept>[image:
> Tumblr]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&128&&&http://statedept.tumblr.com/>[image:
> RSS Feed]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&129&&&http://www.state.gov/misc/echannels/66791.htm>[image:
> Facebook]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&130&&&http://www.facebook.com/usdos>[image:
> Flickr]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&131&&&http://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos>[image:
> YouTube]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&132&&&http://www.youtube.com/user/statevideo>[image:
> Google Plus]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&133&&&https://plus.google.com/u/0/102630068213960289352#102630068213960289352/posts>
>  [image: Instagram]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&134&&&http://instagram.com/statedept>
> ------------------------------
> External links found in this content or on Department of State websites
> that go to other non-Department websites should not be construed as an
> endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
> Update your subscriptions, modify your password or email address, or stop
> subscriptions at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&135&&&https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSTATEBPA/subscriber/edit?preferences=true#tab1>.
> You will need to use your email address to log in. If you have questions or
> problems with the subscription service, please visit
> subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&136&&&https://subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com/>
> .
> This service is provided to you at no charge by U.S. Department of State
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&137&&&http://www.state.gov/>
> .
> ------------------------------
> This email was sent to salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com using
> GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: U.S. Department of State · 22
> 01 C Street NW · Washington, DC 20520 [image: GovDelivery logo]
> <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjEzLjE2NTk0OTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1MzEwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXNhbGFuaWV0YS50YW1hbmlrYWl3YWltYXJvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9c2FsYW5pZXRhLnRhbWFuaWthaXdhaW1hcm9AZ21haWwuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&138&&&https://subscriberhelp.granicus.com/>
> --
> *Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro aka Sala T*
> *P. O. Box 17862*
> *Suva*
> *Republic of Fiji*
> *Cell: +679 7656770; *
> *Home: +679 3362003*
> *Twitter: @SalanietaT*
> *"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the
> greatest quality of the mind next to honour." Aristotle*
> _______________________________________________
> At-Large mailing list
> At-Large at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> https://atlarge-lists.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/at-large
> At-Large Official Site: http://atlarge.icann.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://atlarge-lists.icann.org/pipermail/at-large/attachments/20190213/50356167/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the At-Large mailing list