Sunday, August 01, 2010

Grants for International Programs that Promote United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: August 19, 2010

Disability Rights Fund Offers International Grant Program to Promote United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Disability Rights Fund seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons' Organizations (DPO's) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union.

The second cycle of the fund's 2010 Moving Rights Forward grant program is directed at DPOs in the following countries and regions: Ghana and Uganda, Africa; Bangladesh, Asia; Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Peru, Latin America; and Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, Pacific Region.

Applicants can apply as single organizations or partnerships for small grants, and/or national DPO-led coalitions for national coalition grants.

Single organizations or partnerships can apply for twelve-month grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Grants may be used to increase DPO skill in addressing the CRPD by building more inclusive organizations or partnerships and/or internal capacity building, and to accomplish rights-based advocacy and monitoring through increased DPO participation in decision-making processes regarding the CRPD at state or local levels and/or directly addressing implementation of CRPD Articles National DPO-led coalitions can apply for twenty-four-month grants ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 per year to work on ratification of the CRPD, passage of specific legislation to accord with the CRPD, or the production of an alternative/parallel report.
Cross-disability and other partnerships in-country are strongly encouraged, as are projects which address particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community.

Visit the DRF Web site for complete program information.

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