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USAID Call for Applications: Inviting Organizations for Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP)

Deadline: 30 September 2017

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from eligible organizations for its Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) to provide grants and technical assistance to organizations operating projects in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam related to improving solid waste management and recycling, thereby contributing to the reduction of discarded plastics entering the oceans.

Priority Areas

  • Research that can lead to tangible results in the reduction of plastics in marine environments;
  • Innovative technology to reduce plastics pollution;
  • Increase in the effectiveness of national or local governments in reducing plastics pollution of marine environments;
  • Increase in the effectiveness of civil society in reducing plastics pollution of marine environments;
  • Increase in the effectiveness of the private sector in reducing plastics pollution of marine environments;
  • Partnerships between local government and civil society organizations or the private sector that lead to reducing plastics pollution of marine environments;
  • Raising of public awareness to reduce plastics pollution of marine environments;
  • Community recycling and re-use of plastic waste in coastal communities;
  • Public-private partnerships to reduce plastics pollution of marine environments; and
  • Increase in opportunities for economic development (e.g., job creation, business formation) to reduce plastics pollution of marine environments.

Funding Information

  • The total amount of the MWRP grant fund is USD 3.5 million.
  • Grant awards to non-U.S. non-governmental organizations will range from USD 50,000 to USD 250,000 with the middle range anticipated as the average grant amount.
  • Grant awards to U.S. non-governmental organizations will not exceed USD 100,000.
  • Funded project activities may range from 12 to 33 months, with all project activities completed by March 31, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • MWRP will consider submissions from a variety of non-U.S. and U.S. non-governmental organizations, which may include private sector firms, community-based organizations, cooperatives, foundations, professional associations, trade associations, and academic institutions.
  • Public sector organizations or agencies that are interested in participating in the Program must partner with an eligible non-governmental entity.
  • An applicant organization must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Support outcomes and results consistent with, and linked to, MWRP’s objectives and priority areas;
    • Conduct its program activities within the three target countries — Philippines, Sri Lanka, and/or Vietnam;
    • Legally recognized status in the country where grant activities are proposed to take place with requisite organizational registration documents;
    • Operating for at least three years in the country where grant activities are proposed to take place as verified by audited financial statements;

How to Apply

Interested organization may submit multiple concept notes or applications via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

For more information, please visit Municipal Waste Recycling Program.

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