Donor: US Department of State
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: SFOP0010277
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 29.04.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 750.000$
Total available budget: 2.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 2.000.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) has announced the “DRL Furthering Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Libya” grant opportunity. This initiative aims to empower civil society organizations in Libya to take a leading role in promoting, protecting, and responding to serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, as well as other abuses in the country. The program seeks to address the urgent need for accountability and the enforcement of human rights standards within Libya.

By supporting projects that enable local and international stakeholders to document abuses, advocate for justice, and support victims, the DRL intends to foster a more just and accountable society. This initiative is critical in the context of Libya’s complex political and security environment, where human rights violations have been widespread, and accountability mechanisms remain weak. The grant aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations, thereby ensuring that human rights are central to Libya’s ongoing political and social processes.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants include U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO), public international organizations, private, public, or state institutions of higher education, and for-profit organizations or businesses. While DRL prefers to work with non-profit entities, for-profit entities may be considered if they are best suited for the initiative.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Libya.

4) Budget

The funding opportunity has an award ceiling of $2,000,000 and an award floor of $750,000. This range indicates the DRL’s commitment to supporting substantial projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on human rights accountability in Libya.

5) Application

The closing date for applications is April 29, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that detail their approach to enabling civil society’s role in human rights advocacy and accountability in Libya. Proposals should clearly outline the objectives, methodology, expected outcomes, and sustainability of the project.

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