USAID-Bangkok: Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Infrastructure Development in the Mekong Region

Deadline: 18 April 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Regional Development Mission for Asia is seeking applications for funding to carry out innovative activities that enhance environmental safeguards in Chinese infrastructure investments in the Mekong region.

This Activity aims to expand U.S. engagement with China specific to the Mekong region, increase the application of environmental safeguards, and level the playing field for influence and investment by holding all investors accountable to the same standards for environmental protection. Enhancing environmental safeguards in China and the Mekong countries will provide a path to improved environmental governance with respect to infrastructure projects, which is critical to sustaining the social and economic development gains attributed to investments in the region.

Geographical Coverage

This Activity will principally be implemented in China, with the possibility of related activities in other Mekong countries of Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam).

Award Information

Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide US $4,360,000 in total USAID funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations eligible to apply under this NFO include, but are not necessarily limited to, U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit or for-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations, foundations, colleges and universities, civic groups, faith-based and community institutions, private businesses and associations, regional organizations, philanthropic organizations, and advocacy groups. USAID encourages applications from potential new partners. For-profit Applicants should note that USAID policy prohibits the payment of fee/profit to the prime Recipient under grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The successful Applicant will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment (Pre-award Survey) by the Agreement Officer (AO).
  • The successful Applicant must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective\ recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the Activity and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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