U.S. Embassy Barbados Seeks Input on Human Rights of LGBTI

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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown invites local civil society organizations (including academic institutions and coalitions/networks) from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and Grenadines to submit concept papers to strengthen and promote the human rights of LGBTI persons.

Applications may range from $5,000-$25,000, and the maximum duration of each project should be 18 months.

Submitted concept papers should be a maximum of two pages and clearly define:

  • Opportunities or needs to be addressed;
  • Objectives of the project;
  • Outline of the activities by objective or work plan.

 All concept papers must be accompanied by a budget detailing work plan costs and three past project references which demonstrate the ability to implement the proposed concept.  Organizations must already be incorporation and be able to demonstrate an existing stream of funding upon request.

 Examples of previously successful project objectives include:

  • Introduction of anti-discrimination legislation or steps toward repeal of discriminatory legislation;
  • Establishment of diverse coalitions that support that human rights of LGBTI persons;
  • Activities to raise awareness and facilitate dialogue with diverse stakeholders, adversaries, and potential allies;
  • Activities to sensitize media practitioners.

 Types of activities that are typically viewed as not competitive for funding include:

  • Stand-alone conferences and onetime events
  • Projects that are strictly service provision
  • Art projects

Concept papers are due to BridgetownLGBTIgrants@state.gov by February 20, 2017.  Late concept papers or papers who do not meet the criteria above will not be considered.  Successful applicants may be asked to submit a full proposal.  This advertisement does not commit the U.S. Government to funding any submitted concept paper or proposal.

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