Conservation, Sustainable Development and Governance program -- Madagascar

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from qualified entities to 1) reduce threats to biodiversity and improve conservation; 2) develop sustainable, economic opportunities for the poor; and 3) improve environmental governance.

Madagascar is one of the world’s highest priority countries for biodiversity conservation due to its exceptional species richness, high degree of endemism, and the magnitude of threats facing these ecologically, culturally, and economically valuable resources. There are more unique species of plants and animals living in Madagascar than on the entire African continent and more than eighty percent of its species can be found nowhere else on Earth. Because of this high rate of endemism, the loss of one hectare of forest in Madagascar can have a larger effect on biodiversity than forest loss anywhere else on Earth. Therefore, Madagascar is arguably the highest biodiversity priority on the planet.

Concept Submission Deadline: November 14, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for this NFO is not restricted for the award(s) for marine and terrestrial activities. The local entity set-aside award is restricted to local entities as defined paragraph 5 below.

Amount Description

USAID intends to issue three awards pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to award up to 3 awards. Approximately twenty-five million dollars of funding is available for terrestrial activity, approximately fifteen million dollars of funding is available for the marine activity. Approximately two (2) million dollars of funding is set aside for a local entity restricted award. While we have a sense of budget, the finalization of that piece takes place after the co-creation workshop.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 14, 2022