U.S. Department of State, Bureau of OES: Seeking Applications for ADAPT-Africa Project

Deadline: 22 May 2017

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Global Change at the Department of State, announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for activities under the ADAPT-Africa project with an aim to address the current barriers to private sector investment in resilience in Africa in order to increase finance for the implementation of priority resilience actions identified in developing country strategic frameworks, including the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).


  • To increase private sector investment in resilience in Africa by implementing activities that address the actions needed at the national- and sub national-levels in African countries to attract resilient investment (both public and private).
  • To build off of relevant, existing research that identifies the barriers to private sector investment in resilience in order to pilot or expand actual approaches, mechanisms and models that address the needs of developing country national and sub national governments, banks, SMEs, etc. and private companies to increase investment in resilience in developing countries.

Funding Information                         

  • OES expects funding available for a single award of up to $197,530 USD for the ADAPT-Africa project.
  • The initial period of performance will be approximately 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, for-profit organizations, foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, United States.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.


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