A Cooperative Agreement for up to a total of $2,500,000 U. S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2021 ESF will be awarded for work that will build the capacity of foreign researchers, journalists, and others civil society actors to increase awareness about the use of coercive legal instruments by the People’s
Republic of China (PRC) and/or Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to limit freedoms of speech and expression abroad.
The project will also build the capacity of and provide resources to key beneficiaries to curb the impact of these coercive measures and correct its destabilizing effect on foreign information environments.
The initial period of performance will be for twenty-four (24) months.
Funding authority rests under FY2021 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (Div.
116-260) and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.