Curbing Misinformation through Information Literacy: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Program Office: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Kathmandu
Funding Opportunity Title: Curbing Misinformation through Information Literacy
Announcement Type: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-KTM-NOFO-21-01
Deadline for Applications: Friday, July 16, 2021, 17:00hrs, Kathmandu Time.
CFDA Number: 19.040

For questions/concerns and assistance with the requirements of this NOFO, write at Culturektm@state.gov.

Program Description

PAS Kathmandu announces an open competition for not-for-profit organizations to submit proposals on curbing elections misinformation through information literacy. This funding opportunity seeks to train tech-savvy youth between the ages of 16 to 30 from all seven provinces of Nepal. The goal is to help youth cultivate tools to identify election-related misinformation so they can make informed political choices during the upcoming elections. In turn, this strengthens the democratic foundation of Nepal. The project should use a combination of in-person and/or virtual workshops, trainings, video messaging, a targeted social media strategy and radio programs to engage young voters across Nepal.

Project Goal:

The U.S. Mission Kathmandu supports a more stable, democratic, and prosperous Nepal. The goal of this project is to educate young Nepali voters so that they can identify dis/misinformation and make informed political choices.

Project Audience(s):

The primary project audience is 50-70 tech-savvy youth aged 16-30 from all seven provinces of Nepal. At least 50% of the primary audience should be female.  While the initial beneficiaries should be the tech-savvy youth listed above, the secondary audience should be young voters from across Nepal who are consuming and producing information through traditional and social media platform.

Federal Award Information
Funding Mechanism Type: Grant
Estimated Total Project Funding: $35,000
Length of Project Period: 12 Months
Anticipated program start date: October 1, 2021
The Public Affairs Section reserves the right to award less or more than the funds described under circumstances deemed to be in the best interest of the U.S. government, pending the availability of funds and the approval of the designated Grants Officer.

  1. Eligibility Information

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Think tanks
  • Public and private educational institutions

Application Submission Process:
Please submit all application materials directly to the following email address: culturektm@state.gov. Applicants must include the Funding Opportunity Title and Funding Opportunity Number in the subject line of the email.

For more details  NOFO_PAS-Kathmandu_Misinformation (docx 53KB)

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