Due to the extensive flooding in recent weeks in Thailand, the Department of State?s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (the Office) is announcing a special limited solicitation for applications for fiscal year 2012 funding of projects to combat trafficking in persons in Thailand.
The first stage of competition for projects in Thailand begins with this solicitation for two-page Statements of Interest (SOI) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that address recommendations for Thailand published in the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report.
In the second stage, the Office will invite applicants whose Statements of Interest are reviewed favorably to submit proposals that expand on their SOI.
Statements of Interest and proposals will be reviewed by a panel for consideration of funding.
U.S.-based and foreign non-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGO), public international organizations (PIO), and institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply by submitting a Statement of Interest.
Pending fiscal year 2012 appropriations, the Office anticipates awarding grants of up to $750,000 per project.
All SOIs must be submitted via www.grantsolutions.gov OR www.grants.gov by 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, December 16, 201 1.