**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Labor Rights and Mega Sporting Events Solicitation

Program Summary

The US Department of State DRL announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects to address the potential negative human rights and labor rights impacts of international mega-sporting events. In support of DRL’s goal to promote fundamental freedoms and human rights and consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Guiding Principles), the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO Multinational Enterprises Declaration, DRL seeks to strengthen grievance mechanisms and increase access to remedy for human rights and labor rights abuses related to mega-sporting events. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit proposals that reflect this goal. Proposals should address existing global and regional mechanisms in the relevant country/countries proposed and discuss how the proposed program will be complementary and fill identified gaps.

Projects must strengthen grievance mechanisms and work to increase access to remedy for human rights abuses related to the development and operation of international mega-sporting events, including a focus on violations of internationally recognized worker rights. Projects may also include a focus on the promotion of decent work throughout the lifecycle of mega-sporting events.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9:59pm MST April 16, 2018


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants can submit one application in response to this solicitation.

Award Information and Duration

DRL anticipates having approximately $500,000 available to support one successful application. Applicants should not request less than $400,000 and no more than $500,000. Applicants should include an anticipated start date between July 2018 – September 2018 and the period of performance should be between 24 months to 36 months.