The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Inviting applications for ‘YouthPower 2 (YP2) Annual Program Statement (APS).’ to provide a vehicle to engage with, among others, youth-led and youth-serving organizations and systems broadly and creatively, to support cross-sectoral, positive youth development outcomes.

Funding brief: YP2 APS Funding Priorities and Programmatic Focus
When USAID intends to support a variety of creative approaches for developing methodologies to assess and implement activities, the Agency may use an Annual Program Statement (APS) to generate competition for these awards. When used, USAID will publish an APS at least once a year, either with an open-ended response time or a closing date of at least six months after issuance.

More specifically, the YP2 APS is designed to provide a vehicle to engage with, among others, youth-led and youth-serving organizations and systems broadly and creatively, to support cross-sectoral, positive youth development outcomes.

The YP2 APS seeks to provide flexibility to collaborate with youth and their communities, institutions, sectors and systems (including higher education institutions, non-formal education providers, private sector, government, CSOs- including youth-led and youth-serving organizations, faith-based organizations) to build sustainable partnerships around key development challenges and opportunities. This APS is designed to catalyze, facilitate, and support such collaboration.

Desired Program Outcomes
USAID anticipates that the YP2 APS will support the Agency’s efforts to mainstream youth in development, carry out more effective youth and development programs, advance the PYD evidence base and learning agenda, and elevate youth engagement. Desired program outcomes may include but are not limited to:
Strengthened host-country systems and programs to achieve sustainable, cross-sectoral positive outcomes for and with youth in health, education, agriculture, environment, economic growth, peace and security, democracy, human rights and governance.

The areas/sectors of programming could involve, but are not limited to:
Health (HIV prevention, care and treatment; reproductive health; family planning; preparing for partnering and parenting; mental health/psycho-social support; drug/substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation; maternal and child health; nutrition; and malaria).
Education (basic education, including literacy and numeracy in both formal and non-formal spaces; safe spaces for youth affected by crisis and/or conflict; work readiness; social and emotional learning or soft skills; digital literacy; youth leadership; access to quality secondary education, vocational training, accelerated education, catch-up and remedial programs; and higher education programs).
Agriculture (food security, rural development)
Environment (natural resource management; global climate change; water and sanitation)
Economic Growth (employment; livelihoods and economic strengthening; microenterprise and value chain development; youth workforce development; career development; entrepreneurship; access to higher education, financial, and business development services; and investment capital).
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (support for youth in crisis and conflict contexts; demobilization; civic education/participation; youth in peacebuilding; rehabilitation from trauma; countering violent extremism; violence prevention; leadership development; rule of law and governance; human rights education; combating trafficking in persons; and support for young journalists and citizen journalism).

Funding Opportunity Number: 7200AA20APS00007

Donor Name: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Funding name: YouthPower 2 (YP2) Annual Program Statement (APS)

Deadline: March, 29th, 2021

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Estimated Total Program Funding:   $120,000,000, Award Ceiling: $50,000,000, Award Floor:   $1,000,000

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: The initial period of performance must be 60 months or less.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
This APS is open to all entities unless otherwise specified in addenda. All interested organizations are restricted to submitting only one Concept Note as the Prime Applicant. If more than one Concept Note is received with the same Prime Applicant, USAID will seek written clarification from the relevant entity regarding which Concept Note should be considered for review. If clarification is not resolved within five (5) business days, all Concept Notes submitted by the Applicant will be deemed ineligible.

Please note that Applicants can serve as sub-awardees or supporting partners on multiple Concept Notes.

Cost sharing requirements will be specified at the individual addenda level issued under this APS.
Locally owned and locally led youth development programs and systems that achieve sustainable outcomes through partnerships and leveraging of resources. Strategically, YP2 APS outcomes will be best achieved within a country context by building local ownership and fostering partnerships across organizations and sectors. USAID strongly encourages YP2 APS Applicant(s) to partner with local actors and leverage external resources to promote sustainable, long-term development impacts. This could involve direct support to local youth-led and youth-serving organizations, as well as government and non-government institutions, agencies, or regional associations. This may also involve partnering with the private sector to: 1) ascertain problems and issues that warrant attention; 2) mobilize and apply private sector expertise, capabilities, and resources; and 3) build a robust development cooperation between targeted sectors and industry.
● USAID  also supports collaboration with other donors and multi-laterals, both local and international, to avoid duplication of efforts and allow for more efficient, catalytic, and effective programming.
USAID is interested in broad collaboration to identify and address key youth challenges; identify and harness youth talents, contributions, and opportunities; mobilize and apply local expertise; enhance capabilities; leverage resources; build robust relationships with local systems; and build upon lessons learned from previous investments in youth.
The PYD evidence base is further advanced. USAID encourages each YP2 award to contribute towards building the evidence base to advance the global PYD field. USAID resources place strong value on sharing and applying best practices and lessons learned from program implementation in order to strengthen youth development programs globally and advance the PYD learning agenda. USAID welcomes sharing best practices and lessons learned through the YP2 Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE) Learning Network, YouthPower and YouthLead websites, and other related networks.
USAID will only consider Concept Notes that are submitted in response to addenda to this APS. USAID will not accept or consider any Concept Notes submitted in response to the YP2 APS.
Concept Note Submission:
A Concept Note is a short document, not to exceed five (5) pages, submitted in English in which the Applicant provides an overview of its idea. Concept Notes must be submitted electronically and in accordance with the instructions provided in the specific YP2 APS addendum.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions).
Note:­ Please contact with the donor directly for clarification on country eligibility.

Submission mail: YP2APS@usaid.gov

Other important link:
SAM: Quick Start Guide for New Grantee Registration: Click to view
SAM: Quick Start Guide for International Registrants Click to view

How to apply: For any questions regarding this general APS, contact YP2APS@usaid.gov. Questions regarding a specific addendum, including Concept Notes, must be submitted to the contact listed in that addendum.

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