Thursday, July 17, 2008

State Department Announces Requests for Proposals

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) last week announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in submitting proposals to support the advancement of democracy and human rights inside Iran. Due to current sanctions on Iran, United States Government funds may not be used for activities involving the Government of Iran. The Bureau anticipates making awards in amounts of approximately $350,000 - $1,250,000 to support program and administrative costs required to implement these programs. Applicants must submit proposals using by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on August 6, 2008.

The full RFP can be located at the State Department's website.

For questions related to proposal submissions, please contact Jessica Lieberman, 202.647.9734, or Ramiro Martinez, 202.261.8008, Once the RFP submission deadline has passed, Bureau staff may not discuss this competition with applicants until the proposal review and decision process has been completed.

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