Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/19/2024

Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (Biodiversity APS)

Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the United States Government, as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) , Natural Environment Branch, Biodiversity Division, (DDI/NE/Biodiversity) and supporting Bureaus, is announcing the Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (APS), hereafter known as the Biodiversity APS. Through this APS, USAID aims to implement the vision and goals of the Biodiversity Policy (2014) to:

1. Conserve biodiversity in priority places, and

2. Integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development.

The Biodiversity APS disseminates information to prospective Applicant(s) so they may develop and submit Concept Note(s) in response to individual Addenda issued under this APS and ultimately to be considered for USAID funding. This APS describes and provides information on: the type of activities for which Concept Note(s) will be considered; available funding, process and requirements for submitting Concept Note(s) and Full Application(s); the merit review criteria for evaluating Concept Note(s); and refers prospective Applicant(s) to relevant documentation and resources.

The Biodiversity APS is not a Request for Applications (RFA). Rather, the Biodiversity APS requests Concept Notes in response to Individual Addenda published to this APS. Based on the submitted Concept Note(s) to specific Addenda opportunities, USAID will determine whether to request a Full Application from an eligible organization. To be competitive under an Addendum to this umbrella APS, Concept Notes and Full Applications must be fully responsive to all directions under this APS except when specifically noted otherwise in the Addendum.

Unless specified in Addendum, all eligible interested organizations are restricted to submitting only one Concept Note as the Prime Applicant to each Addendum opportunity.

Closing Date: June 21, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants: USAID defines “Implementing Partners” as U.S. and non-U.S. non-governmental organizations that can design and implement assistance activities outside the United States. All Implementing Partners must be legally registered entities under applicable law and eligible under the relevant laws to receive funding from a foreign source. Implementing Partners must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and maintain current registration in SAM.gov to be eligible to receive United States Government (USG) funding. Individuals, unregistered, or informal organizations are not eligible to be Implementing Partners.