Call for applications: Tajikistan Support of Legal Reform

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 Cooperative Agreement to implement a program entitled Support of Legal Reform in Tajikistan.

Deadline: Nov 03, 2016

INL Dushanbe is implementing a “whole of system” approach for its justice sector reform efforts required to create a strategic impact on human rights protection in Tajikistan. The primary goals of INL’s justice sector assistance are to improve judicial and law enforcement effectiveness, bolster accountability and transparency of criminal justice agencies, increase access to justice, and institutionalize respect for human rights and rule of law. To be effective, a whole of system development approach must be utilized where justice sector assistance programs recognize the relationship between justice sector institutions and actors and other pillars of the criminal justice system, including police. Assistance programs and activities should respond to the needs and priorities not just of national authorities but also the criminal justice system’s end user, i.e., civil society.

The goal and objectives of the program as well as the activities are given in the NOFO.


Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Award Floor: $400,000

The period of performance is 18 months with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2016.

Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read the NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and evaluation process.

To be eligible for an award, the applicant must submit all required information in its application through, including the requirements found in any attachments to this opportunity.

In order to apply for a grant, your organization must complete the registration process. Registration can take between three-five business days or as long as two weeks if all steps are not completed in a timely manner. Please log into to obtain complete instructions on the registration process.

INL urges prospective applicants to immediately confirm their organization has a current Unique Entity Identifier (Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number) as well as a current Central Contractor Registration via Additionally, please ensure that registration in the following systems is in a current/active status prior to your organization’s application submission. More information is available on page 15 of the NOFO.

The full announcement is available here, all other documents required for the submission – in the RELATED DOCUMENTS section of the website via the link below.

More detailed information, including the eligibility criteria, application procedure and instructions, proposal and budget guidelines and evaluation criteria, is available at website.

Any questions concerning this NOFO should be submitted in writing to James Berg via email at The deadline for submission of questions for this NOFO is October 16, 2016, 5:00 PM Post local time. Responses to questions will be made available to all potential applicants through an amendment to this NOFO and posted on