Ecuador New Environmental and Economic Reactivation Partnerships Initiative

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development in Ecuador (USAID/Ecuador) seeks applications from qualified entities, non- and for-profit organizations, to participate in USAID/Ecuador’s New Environmental and Economic Reactivation Partnerships Initiative - Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)/ Annual Program Statement (APS).

The Ecuador New Environmental and Economic Reactivation Partnerships Initiative seeks to engage the private and civil sectors in priority areas, as defined by the Government of Ecuador (GOE) and the United States Government (USG). The Ecuador New Environmental and Economic Reactivation Partnerships Initiative is designed to increase the sustainability and impact of solutions in the following areas: seascape conservation, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF), ocean plastic pollution, sustainable forests management, forest carbon sequestration and economic reactivation as outlined in Sections H - Other Information, 1 - Program Funding Areas. USAID/Ecuador is interested in providing both financial and non-financial support in these areas (see Section C.2 Leveraging.)

This NOFO/APS requires a 2-page Concept Note and matching funds. It is desirable that there be at least a 1:1 match of the activity’s overall cost. For every $1 of USAID money, there should be a match of $1 of outside funding (it can be in kind but cash matches are preferred). Matches of less than 1:1 (See section C.2.) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Closing Date: Oct. 20, 2022

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Area No 1: Strengthening Galapagos Seascapes Governance and Ensuring the Sustainable Management of Shark and Ray Populations
  • Area No. 2: Strengthening Solid Waste Management in the Galapagos and Coastal Mainland Ecuador
  • Area No. 3: Sustainable Forest Management and Carbon Sequestration in the Amazon
  • Area No. 4: Economic Reactivation with Women-Led and -Owned Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Eligibility Requirements

Implementing Partners are non-governmental or private sector entities (for-and nonprofit). Implementing Partners may provide leverage themselves (which cannot include USG funding from other sources). The preference is that implementing partners secure outside funding from a Resource Partner for the projects they propose to implement. USAID/Ecuador, in particular, is interested in working with Implementing and Resource Partners from the private sector and civil society that will mobilize domestic resources for development. This includes non-traditional development partners such as private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, financial institutions, nonprofit NGOs and for-profit development firms, and private educational institutions.

Amount Description

The total amount of funding to be awarded will depend on the variety and quality of the concepts USAID/Ecuador receives but is estimated at approximately $50 million U.S. Dollars with about 4-6 individual awards. USAID/Ecuador reserves the right to fund any, or none, of the Concept Notes submitted.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 20, 2022