Global Religious Freedom Program Grants

Grace Raih filed this request with the Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2017-15815

Due Oct. 31, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All copy of all applications submitted to your agency for the Global Religious Freedom Program grant (FY17/18).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Grace Raih

From: State Department FOIA

Thank you for filing your FOIA request online on 10/2/2017. Here is a review of your request.
The records I request can be described as follows:
All copy of all applications submitted to your agency for the Global Religious Freedom Program grant (FY17/18).
The time period of my request is from 09/25/2017 to 10/02/2017
I am a representative of the news media seeking information as part of a news gathering effort and not for commercial use.

Additional documentation or comments will be required. I represent MuckRock
I am willing to pay $25 for my request.
I request a waiver of all fees for this request.
Reason: The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
My additional comments are as follows:
Please limit the timeframe of this request to the funding opportunity announcement made on Sept. 25th, 2017 to the application deadline of Nov. 6th, 2017. Please send all responses to this email address: requests@muckrock.com. Thank you.
Contact Information
Ms. Grace Raih
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
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requests@muckrock.com

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Dear Grace Raih,

This is in response to your letter dated March 15, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request (case number
F-2017-15815).

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Dear Grace Raih,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated May 14, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The Department's electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

Your continued patience is appreciated during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Dear Grace Raih,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15815. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. Your continued patience is appreciated during this process.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Dear Grace Raih,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15815. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.
The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. Your continued patience is appreciated during this process.
If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Dear Grace Raih,

Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,400 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

For your information, the Department of State has a collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Dear Grace Raih,

Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,400 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

For your information, the Department of State has a collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Dear Grace Raih,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15815. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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