Engaging with civil society organizations and local audiences to promote LGBTQI+ Rights and Inclusion


Funding Opportunity ID:334522
Opportunity Number:S-DR860-21-NOFO-006
Opportunity Title:Engaging with civil society organizations and local audiences to promote LGBTQI+ Rights and Inclusion
Opportunity Category:Continuation
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Arts (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):19.040
Eligible Applicants:Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOS-DOM
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to the Dominican Republic
Posted Date:Jul 01, 2021
Close Date:Aug 06, 2021
Last Updated Date:Jul 01, 2021
Award Ceiling:$100,000
Award Floor:$5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$100,000
Expected Number of Awards:6
Description:The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo announces an open competition for Dominican civil society organizations to submit applications to carry out a public diplomacy (PD) program which supports LGBTQI+ rights and inclusion. Please follow all instructions below. All PD programs must include an American element, such as a nexus with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. PD programs should promote communication, engagement, and/or dialogue between the United States and the Dominican public, enhancing people-to-people connections to U.S. society and culture to build goodwill and lasting bonds. Examples of Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program proposals include, but are not limited to: ● Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; ● Artistic, sports, and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; and ● Professional and academic exchanges and programs. Program Objectives: The grantee will craft a proposal including American elements to conduct programs to engage with Dominican audiences to share the U.S. experience on issues related to LGBTQI+ rights and inclusion and best practices developed by similar groups in the United States to advance these goals. After engaging with U.S. peers, participants should have a better understanding of LGBTQI+ rights and inclusion. Participants and Audiences: The intended audience for projects under this notice of funding opportunity should be any of the described below: ● Underserved and at-risk communities, including university students ● Emerging voices, including civil society leaders; ● Established opinion leaders, including cultural and/or academic institution leadership; ● Government officials; ● Non-state actors, such as academic institutions, tourism entities, the media, and others who communicate with the public

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