The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe Requests Project Proposals fof the 2016 – 2017 Drug Demand Reduction Program

Submission deadline:  September 1, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe announces a new request for proposals under the 2016-2017 Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP). The purpose of the program is to award small grants for specific projects that promote an anti-drug message to communities and demographic groups that are identified as particularly vulnerable to drug addiction.

The project should:

  • Raise the awareness of at-risk groups about the dangers of drugs
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and alternatives to drug abuse
  • Focus on a geographic area or areas where problems with drug use are considered more prevalent
  • Focus on preventing people from becoming drug users as opposed to treatment of drug users
  • Promote lasting, sustainable positive effects among the communities involved

Grants for this program will be awarded to local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The amount of a grant proposal must not be more than USD $20,000, and multiple DDRP grants will not be awarded to the same organization. To be eligible for consideration, every applicant must propose to carry out a project that aims to reduce the demand for drugs.

Proposals should contain clearly formulated goals, specify the region(s) of activity, and show the ability of the applying organization to carry out the project aims. Each proposal must contain a section explaining how the impact of the project will be evaluated. While lack of sustainability will not necessarily disqualify a project from selection, projects that are sustainable and create lasting positive effects will be given preference. Proposals should be submitted in English, or be accompanied by an English translation. Proposals should include a project narrative, short descriptions of past relevant projects, and a detailed budget. Supporting documents may be in Tajik or Russian. Prior to submission, all applicants must:

  1. Fill out the SF form 424 (PDF 78 KB – Get Adobe Reader) attached separately;
  2. Submit a complete application (DOC 64 KB – PDF xx KB – Get Adobe Reader) with required supplementary documents before the corresponding deadline.

All the documents must be submitted to:

U.S. Embassy, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
109 A Ismoili Somoni Avenue
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
fax:  (992 37) 229 2050
Email: and, phone: (992 37)229 2113
Contact Persons:  James Berg and Bunafsha Yusufbekova
Alternate Contact: Nigora Safarova, phone:  (992 37) 229 2916


  1. Projects with an Internet-created English translation (e.g. Google Translate) will not be accepted;
  2. Please do not send archived or compressed versions of your proposals (ZIP or Rar);
  3. Proposal should not exceed 1 MB in size;
  4. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within two days after submission, please call or write an e-mail to the contacts above.

The U.S. Embassy DDRP is limited to organizations based in Tajikistan. The DDRP will not fund projects related to partisan political activity, charitable activity and humanitarian aid, fundraising campaigns, commercial projects, those involving individuals not affiliated with an organization that can provide sustainability to the project, and those that duplicate existing projects.

Grant application forms are available on our web site. They can also be obtained from the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe or by email. If you have additional questions or need consultation on your project proposal, please contact the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office of the U.S. Embassy using the emails above. If you do not receive a timely response, you can call the alternative contact, and she will make sure you get assistance.