State Department Issues LGBTQI+ Grant Funding Notice

Up to $1.5 million in funding is being made available to profit and nonprofit organizations.

The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor issued a grant notice that will provide up to $1.5 million for LGBTQI+ programs. The funding opportunity, listed under fiscal year 2022 through the Global Equality Fund, is open to “U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses.“

The department stated the funding is for “projects that have the goal to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) communities with the tools to (1) empower local movements and communities; (2) prevent, mitigate, and recover from violence, discrimination, stigma, and human rights abuses; (3) promote full social inclusion; or (4) address critical issues of justice. “

The notice continued, “Program proposals may address communities globally or may be focused on communities in individual countries, across multiple countries, within regions, or across multiple regions. We intend for projects to be led by, or have strong support from and participation by, LGBTQI+ organizations and communities.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary of State Antony Blinken to seek the Lord’s leading in heading the department.
  • For State Department officials as they seek to advance equality around the world.
  • For the president and administration officials to have their hearts awakened to God’s ways.

Sources: State Department, JustTheNews


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