Deadline: 17 January 2017
The United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) in collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), is seeking applications to provide funding opportunity to reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and to develop the requisite individual and institutional conservation capacity to undertake long-term conservation programs.
- The estimated total program funding is $16,375,000.
- Any grant requested must fall between $50,000 to $500,000.
Focus Themes and Expected Outcomes
- Securing Wildlife in Central Africa
- Reduction in the illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife and fish.
- Reduction in the availability, demand, and/or consumption of protected species in the commercial bush meat trade.
- Reduction in all illegal activities that threaten wildlife in high value conservation areas, including efforts that address habitat loss and degradation.
- Developing Capacity for Conservation in Central Africa
- Improved institutional and faculty performance at Central African education and research institutions.
- Improved collaboration through a network of educational institutions.
- Successful identification of training, competencies, and new techniques needed to carry out specific conservation actions to address threats to wildlife.
- Successful completion of training and application of new competencies by trained individuals.
- A trans-disciplinary team of emerging African conservationists who can work together to problem solve on key threats to wildlife and habitats in Central Africa (the USFWS MENTOR program).
- Development of conservation champions in Central Africa.
Focus Countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe.
- Applicants under this program can be government agencies, non-governmental organizations, institutions of higher education, and individuals. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations with 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Status (IRS) must provide a copy of their Section 501(c)(3) status determination letter received from the IRS.
- Applicants must ensure that activities occurring outside the United States are coordinated as necessary with appropriate U.S. and foreign government authorities and that any necessary licenses, permits, or approvals are obtained prior to undertaking proposed activities. The USFWS does not assume responsibility for recipient compliance with the laws and regulations of the country in which the work is to be conducted.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can download the application package via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information and to apply online, please visit WWB Africa 2017.