Friday, June 9, 2023

Grants Available for Countering Stigma and Prejudice Against Transgenders


You should be happy to know that applications are open for the Grants for Countering Stigma and Prejudice Against the Transgender Community (India). Any type of Institute can participate in this funding opportunity. If you are interested in this funding opportunity, you can apply for this grant before the deadline this September.

Sponsoring Agency: Grants.Gov

Type of Fund: Grant 

Deadline: September 12, 2022


What you should know:

In the medium term, a concrete objective will be to have the participating corporations make changes to current policies, demonstrate the activities they have executed to foster a more inclusive work environment, and develop active transgender employee recruitment plans.

This should be done by organizing workshops and information sessions for employees (at all levels within the organization), human resources professionals, and leadership of 15 different business corporations in Hyderabad and Chennai over a period of one year focused on creating awareness about and countering stigma and prejudice against transgender persons. In the immediate term, this exercise should lead to the setting up of Pride/Rainbow groups within corporations that actively create awareness about TG persons and their rights. 

Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply:

  • 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

Benefits you must be aware about:

  • Award Ceiling: $50,000
  • Award Floor: $40,000
  • A longer-term outcome is that these corporations and businesses increase their hiring of members of the TG community and help their employees and the general public be more accepting.

For more information, visit here.


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