Grant Opportunity: Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Community Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Livelihoods


Executive Summary
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The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Conservation and Water at the Department of State announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for Community Support for combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Livelihoods grant. The purpose is to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity and forests and to strengthen wildlife trafficking interdiction through capacity-building activities in the Heart of Borneo region. Eligibility is limited to U.S. nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U. S. tax code, foreign not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions, and to foreign public entities.

A grant for up to $99,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2015 Economic Support Funds (ESF) will be awarded for work that will support efforts to conserve an estimated 24 million hectares of biodiversity-rich equatorial rainforests which cover a third of the island of Borneo/Kalimantan. The Heart of Borneo Initiative focuses on developing a coalition to maintain forests and biodiversity in a network of protected areas and sustainably managed forests through international cooperation, and includes wildlife trafficking interdiction efforts focused on East Kalimantan in Indonesia and the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. The Heart of Borneo is led by the three nations containing the Heart of Borneo – Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The initial period of performance for the grant will be for two years. Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Contact Person:
Matthew Steed
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
SteedMM@state.gov

Please read carefully the entire solicitation package if you plan to submit an application; there are steps that you should take immediately in order to make your submissions by the deadline.

Closing Date: August 1, 2016