Inside Tibet grant program
Tibet – The Committee recommends $7,500,000 for activities implemented by NGOs which preserve cultural traditions and promote sustainable development and environmental conservation in Tibetan communities in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in other Tibetan communities in China. The Committee intends these funds to be awarded competitively to multiple grantees.
Tibetan Refugees – The Committee is concerned with recent actions by the Government of Nepal to prevent safe passage for Tibetan refugees, including reports that some fleeing Tibetans have been turned over to Chinese border authorities. The Committee urges the Government of Nepal to reaffirm its long tradition of permitting Tibetans to safely transit Nepal, and continues to support assistance for these refugees as well as Tibetans who have resettled in India.
Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues
Tibet – The Committee continues to recognize the important role played by the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues in implementing Tibet programs and policies, and urges the Secretary of State to provide support for the Coordinator in carrying out the broad responsibilities detailed in section 621(d) of Public Law 107-228, as well as for convening coordinating meetings for appropriate U.S. Government agencies, NGOs, and representatives of the Tibetan leadership.
Tibet scholarship program: $750,000
Ngwang Choephel fellowship program: $650,000
Tibet – The Committee recommends sufficient funding to continue RFA and VOA Tibetan language services.
National Endowment for Democracy
NED: The Committee recommends $250,000 for programs and activities in Tibet.