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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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
For more information, please visit https://do.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity-engaging-with-civ...