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U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) announces “Emerging Cuban Leaders” Project

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 24, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on July 25, 2019
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The U.S. Dept. of State´s WHA has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support emerging individual Cuban leaders, particularly within civil society.

The purpose of the WHA-funded Emerging Cuban Leaders project is to allow the participants to establish themselves in Cuba as professional resources for grassroots efforts in democracy and human rights promotion and further open communications across the island and internationally.

Project alumni will have the tools to promote causes by attracting wider audiences, communicating messages effectively to other leaders and partners, and mobilizing independent actors within civil society to promote freedom of expression and assembly.

The implementing organization
- recruitment plan must actively seek a candidate pool representing gender, racial, socio-economic, and geographic diversity in Cuba
- must actively recruit women and minorities.

Award Ceiling: US$1,033,086

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Eligibility: U.S.-based non-profit/NGOs having a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS; overseas non-governmental non-profit organizations; Foreign Public Entities (FPEs), U.S. and overseas institutions of higher education, and Public Intl Orgs.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply;
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and use its filters (right upper corner) to find what really suits you.
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others.
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests - tell these stories too. They will enlighten and inspire the sisterhood.