Project Goal: The United States Embassy in Nepal supports initiatives that promote democracy, increase economic prosperity, and create resilience. This is only possible when youth are provided with given tools and resources to support their communities and country. USYC provides the training, mentorship, and networking for youth to be leaders of social positive change.
- This project has the following objectives.
- Select 50 to 55 Nepali Youth, through an open and transparent manner, who represent Nepal’s diverse social, religious, cultural, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Strengthen the capacity of all Council members through series of training and capacity building events.
- Support Council members with designing and implementation of 5-7 Civic Engagement Projects.
- Strengthen the U.S. Embassy’s and USYC Members relationship through events and other appropriate networking opportunities.
- Increase in empowerment, exposure, and leadership skills of USYC members.
- Effectively utilize the expertise of USYC alumni and recommend ways to include them in U.S. Embassy’s programming.
Support for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA): All programs should consider strategies for expanding the pool of individuals/organizations/beneficiaries to afford opportunities for as diverse and inclusive population as is feasible to bring diverse perspectives based on religion, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, national origin, and age to implementation of the program.
- Award amounts: $75,000
- Length of performance period: 15 Months
- Primary beneficiaries for this project are youth aged 20-30 with the following demographic variables.
- Gender: At least 50% of the USYC members should be female.
- Geographic location: All seven provinces should be covered in terms of geographic representation.
- Age group: between the age of 20-30.
- Level of Education: Bachelor’s degree or above.
- Diversity: Selected participants should reflect Nepal’s cultural, religious, ethnic, and social diversity.
- The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Think tanks
- Public and private educational institutions
- Note: Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.
For more information, visit USYC.