Deadline: 1 August 2016
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Conservation and Water at the Department of State is seeking applications from eligible organizations for a program entitled “Community Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Livelihoods” with an aim to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity and forests and to strengthen wildlife trafficking interdiction through capacity-building activities in the Heart of Borneo region.
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.
- Promote local and regional buy-in and transboundary collaboration for conservation efforts, including combating wildlife trafficking and illegal logging, among local political leaders, judiciary, prosecutors, and local communities, among others.
- Support capacity-building programs that reinforce a network of protected areas and sustainably-managed forests in the Heart of Borneo region.
- Promote alternative and sustainable livelihoods for communities living in and near the Heart of Borneo, for example through sustainable nature-based tourism.
Funding Information: The approximate total funding is $ 99,000USD.
- Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, L3Cs, foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations.
- Applicants supplying evidence that they have significant experience working on conservation programs in the Heart of Borneo region will be scored more favorably.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their applications at the address given on the website.
For more information, visit grants.gov.