Monday, May 15, 2017

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Enhancing Students’ Understanding of their Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Deadline: 20 July 2017
The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions, and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Enhancing Students’ Understanding of the Judiciary and Court System in Bosnia and Herzegovina through Mock Trials” to improve students’ understanding and trust in the judicial system of Bosnia and Herzegovina through an experiential learning process.
  • Develop an experiential education module that follows the Operational Teaching Curricula (OTC) of the BiH judicial system and is based on the Common Core Curriculum developed by the Agency for Pre-School, Elementary, and Secondary Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Design, implement, and host mock trial(s) for participating students from at least two BiH secondary schools in Sarajevo and at least two in Banja Luka, wherein the winning team must demonstrate both intellectual and participatory skills about BiH’s justice system, their individual rights, and the court system;
  • Develop and implement positive public diplomacy campaign that persuasively and clearly explains the purpose and goals of this program to the wider public, and increases the public demand for impartial delivery of justice.
Funding Information
  • INL expects to award one grant agreement(s) based on this NOFO. The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $125,000.
  • The period of performance is one year with an anticipated start date of August 2017.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants (such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S. based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions, with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in BiH and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in BiH, if required by the country of project implementation.
  • Applicants should have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in BiH. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in local language and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
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