DRL FY21 IRF: Promoting Societal Respect and Interfaith Understanding in Indonesia

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

DRL’s goal is to support equitable legislative implementation and access to justice consistent with Indonesia’s international obligations on religious freedom and is respectful toward all faith communities (including those of no faith) and those not among officially recognized religious communities.

Programs should address legal sector responses to government actions regarding tolerance and respect for members of religious minority groups, seeking to work with judicial actors, legal communities, as well as national and local leaders to promote rights-respecting legal and policy implementation. This includes a recognition of historic peaceful coexistence leading to equal citizenship rights through strengthened rule of law. Activities should involve concrete actions and community-engagement that support the Policy Objective identified above, rather than be solely deliberative and relationship-building meetings and gatherings.

2) Eligibility

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.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Indonesia. Geographic focus should be Java; or with strong justification, Java and one (1) additional principal island.

4) Budget

USAID intends to award one (1) cooperative agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide an amount not to exceed $740,740.

5) Application

The application deadline is 8 February 2022. A full proposal must be submitted online.