From the City of Columbia website:
“Through the Human Rights Enhancement Program, the city is interested in contracting with local organizations to provide human rights educational services in our community. Services pertaining to the issues of discrimination, diversity, inclusion, tolerance, multicultural education and related human rights issues are considered for funding. The HREP is also intended to encourage collaboration between organizations and individuals concerned with human rights issues and assist them with leveraging other monies in the support of these issues.”
The city urges organizations and individuals applying for funding to consider how their proposal should address human rights issues in the community as per the city’s Human Rights Ordinance. The City of Columbia Commission on Human Rights considers applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications received by the 15th of each month will be assessed during the next scheduled commission meeting (calendar). Projects submitted for funding must be completed within a calendar year of when funds are awarded.
For more information: Contact the City of Columbia Human Rights Commission by phone at (573) 874-7488, by fax at (573) 874-7756, via email or by snail mail:
The Division of Human Services
P.O. Box 6015
1005 W. Worley
Columbia, MO 65205-6015
For additional information on the grant application process, refer to the Human Rights Enhancement Program policy (.pdf). Also on the commission’s website, you can find detailed reports of previous funding through the HREP program.