Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM)


The Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM) will serve as USAID’s flagship mechanism for supporting human rights protection programs worldwide based on the needs identified by Missions and commitments made in the 2013 USAID Strategy on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, specifically to “support mechanisms for protection, mitigation and response to violations against human rights, in particular human rights violations affecting the most vulnerable.” This five-year Leader with Associates award will support activities related to improving enabling environments for preventing human rights violations and abuses, responsive actions to mitigate the impact of violations and abuses, and effective remedies to violations and abuses. Additionally, through the Leader award, USAID will support the identification of effective approaches to protecting human rights via assistance activities, and rapid response to urgent and unforeseen crises.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/14/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Agency for International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No. SOL-OAA-16-000018, Section C for Eligibility Information.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Agreement Specialist
Phone 202-567-5201
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $25,000,000.00


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