Donor: US Department of State
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: SFOP0009705
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 26.06.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 750.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 750.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism

Project Locations

  1. America



1) Objective

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a program to strengthen independent Cuban civil society on-island through improved collaboration with recently exiled human rights defenders, including artists, journalists and activists.

Goal: Strengthen independent Cuban civil society on-island through improved collaboration with the recently exiled community of human right defenders, including artists, journalists and activists. To achieve this, DRL seeks proposals for a program to support recently exiled Cuban activists to navigate resettlement challenges and to continue work with their networks and counterparts in Cuba to rebuild and restore an active independent civil society on-island.

2) Eligibility

DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernmental organizations and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.

3) Location

Projects must take place in Cuba.

4) Budget

Grants may range up to $750,000.

5) Application

Applicants can find application forms, kits, or other materials needed to apply on www.grants.gov and SAMS Domestic (https://mygrants.servicenowservices.com) under the announcement title “DRL Support for Recently Exiled Cuban Human Rights Defenders,” funding opportunity number “SFOP0009705.” The application deadline is 26 June 2023.

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