The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a virtual or hybrid exchange program focused on vulnerable populations and leadership development for vulnerable youth.
The goal of this virtual exchange program is to connect U.S. and Dominican higher education institutions to work with students on skill-building.
The U.S. Embassy integrated country strategy goals includes:
• gender-based violence,
• public health,
• climate change,
• citizen security,
• LGBTQI rights,
• access to education for vulnerable populations,
• leadership development for vulnerable youth.
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This program seeks to support Dominican higher education institutions in the development of strategic partnerships with U.S. higher education institutions, as they and their students navigate through challenging times.
This initiative will also empower young leaders from vulnerable populations of the Dominican Republic through leadership development and skill building.
In addition, through this initiative, participants should increase their ability to dialogue, mutual understanding and intercultural communication skills.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
1. Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society / non-governmental organizations;
2. Public and private educational institutions.
This program will involve students from U.S. and Dominican higher education institutions, with a particular emphasis on engaging students from underserved communities.
Students should conclude the program with group presentations that allow them to engage with their peers from different backgrounds (either U.S. or Dominican background) and highlight the results of their learning experience.
Awards may range from a minimum of US$5,000 to a maximum of US$25,000.
Length of performance period: Up to 12 months.
Anticipated program start date: July 1st, 2021.
Closing Date for Applications: June 04, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333314