Creating a Network to Support the LGBT Community

Creating a Network to Support the LGBT Community – Department of State


Description: This one-time grant will provide technical and technological support for the development of a nationwide network focused on supporting the LGBT community. A national mechanism will support organizations from different parts of the country in working together on access issues related to education, employment, or health care. Objective 1: Create a national network focused on LGBT issues in India. o Activity 1.1: Leadership development programs for existing LGBT organizations with the goal of providing them the tools to establish capabilities to advance LGBT access to services available to all Indian citizens including health care and government public services. Intended Result: A nationwide network of LGBT organizations focused on achieving greater awareness and acceptance of LGBT community. o Activity 1.2 : Implementing partner will conduct regularized and organized community-led awareness campaigns and related media advocacy to raise the national visibility of the LGBT issues in India. Intended Result: Changed public perception of LGBT Indians. Activity 1.3: Increase capacity of LGBT organizations to participate in organized, collaborative, networking efforts that will increase discourse between citizens and local officials about the needs of all citizens. Examples of similar efforts have included, a Transgender Board in the state of Tamil Nadu that examines “various problems faced by the community and to formulate and execute welfare schemes for the betterment” of LGBT citizens. Intended Result: LGBT community better able to promote dialogue with diverse stakeholders, such as faith leaders, local and national authorities, and others.
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Kristi Desai Political Officer Phone 911124198091
Grant Applications Manager

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: S-ND-POL-15-001
Funding Opportunity Title: Creating a Network to Support the LGBT Community
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 19.345 — International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Posted Date:Aug 10, 2015

Creation Date:Aug 10, 2015

Original Closing Date for Applications:Sep 4, 2015 

 Current Closing Date for Applications:Sep 4, 2015  

Archive Date:Oct 4, 2015

Estimated Total Program Funding:$49,083

Award Ceiling:$49,083Award Floor:


Eligible Applicants:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education