Grants for Engaging North Indian Youth Leaders

Organisation: U.S. Mission to India

Apply By:  02/02/2018


The U.S. Embassy seeks to build on the strong foundation between the United States and India to strengthen the U.S.-India partnership for the next 100 years. The Engaging Youth Leaders Program aims to increase our engagement with the next generation of North India’s youth leaders through a two-day workshop in New Delhi. The proposed program would be managed and executed by a grantee in partnership with an U.S. or Indian policy organization, think tank or academic institution, and feature discussions led by U.S. and Indian scholars to discuss contemporary global political and economic trends. Through this program the U.S. Embassy seeks to identify, cultivate, and create a network of youth leaders to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and India on issues of mutual interest.

Program Goals: The goals of this funding opportunity are to:

  1. Strengthen engagement with emerging youth leaders/organizations in North India;
  2. Create a network of mentors and youth leaders that will further strengthen the U.S.-India bilateral relationship;
  3. Strengthen the capacity of youth leaders/organizations through meetings with policy makers, civil society, entrepreneurs, and others; and
  4. Strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and India through exchange of information, experiences, and expertise.

Engaging Youth and Political Leaders from North India

Objectives: This program aims to strengthen U.S. Mission engagement with emerging youth leaders in North India.

Award Information

1. Funding Type and Amount: Grant/cooperative agreement

  • Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount: $55,000
  • Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount: $65,000

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  2. Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
  3. Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.
  4. This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.
  5. U.S. Embassy New Delhi grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or illegal activities.

Application Submission:

Instructions: Please follow all instructions below carefully. Failure to furnish all information or comply with stated requirements may lead to the application’s disqualification for consideration. Applicants must set forth accurate and complete information as required by this NOFO.

Applicants must ensure:

  • All documents are in English
  • All budgets are in U.S. dollars
  • All pages are numbered
  • All materials are submitted in .pdf format
  • Forms SF-424, SF-424A and SF-424B are completed and submitted with the application. These forms are available at .

Applicants submitting proposals over $100,000 must also submit Standard Form LLL (SF-LLL), Disclosure of Lobbying Activities. This form is available at:

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