Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL IRF FY19 Promoting Religious Freedom and Combatting Anti-Semitism

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

December 13, 2019

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 support religious freedom globally.

Combatting Anti-Semitism in EUR $1,000,000

DRL’s goal, in partnership with the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, is to counter the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe as manifested through hate crimes such as acts of physical violence, desecration of religious community sites and religion-based discrimination.  Combatting anti-Semitism is part of promoting religious freedom globally.

“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.

If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please see more information from the U.S. Department of State website.