Public Affairs Section (New Delhi): Seeking Proposals for U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management


Deadline: 12 August 2016

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in New Delhi is seeking proposals for a project entitled “U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management” with an aim to bring together academic experts, activists, businesses, and governmental representatives from the United States, India, and around the world.

The two-day conference would include panel presentations, facilitated conversations, and other sessions. The ideal time for the program is April 2017, which will support U.S. Mission to India programming for Earth Day.

Project Objectives

  • Discuss new and innovative concepts related to waste management solutions.
  • Share best practices and experiences in addressing waste management issues in the U.S., India and the region.
  • Build collaborative networks between individuals and organizations in the U.S., India and the region focused on addressing waste management issues.
  • Provide seed funding to finance ideas generated at the conference.

Funding Information

  • Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between $150,000.00 and $175,000.00.
  • Grant projects generally should be completed in one year or less.

Focus Topics

  • Innovative waste management solutions
  • The roles of local and state governments in waste management
  • Technological innovation
  • Commercial opportunities in waste management
  • Bilateral cooperation

Grantees Role

  • The grantee will draft a White Paper covering the conference discussions to be shared with participants and other relevant stakeholders.
  • The grantee will organize and implement a small grants competition to finance ideas generated at the conference.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
  • Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
  • Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost-sharing or Matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
  • This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.
  • U.S. Embassy New Delhi grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or illegal activities.
  • Applicants must acquire all required registrations and rights in the United States and India. All intellectual property considerations and rights must be fully met in the United States and India.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application material via given website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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