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Dominican Republic: Engaging with CSOs and Local Audiences to promote LGBTQI+ Rights and Inclusion

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 15, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 5, 2021
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The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo has announced 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.

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.

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Eligibility Criteria:
Dominican not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society / non-governmental organizations working with LGBTQI+ issues with local audiences.

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.

The intended audience for projects should be any of the described below:
a) Underserved and at-risk communities, including university students;
b) Emerging voices, including civil society leaders;
c) Established opinion leaders, including cultural and / or academic institution leadership;
d) Government officials;
e) Non-state actors, such as academic institutions, tourism entities, the media, and others who communicate with the public.

Awards may range from a minimum of US$10,000 to a maximum of US$20,000.

Length of performance period: 6 to 12 months.

Anticipated program start date: November 2021.

Deadline for Applications: August 6, 2021

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 15
Jul 15

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jul 16
Jul 16

Thanks, Ana.