Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 6/14/2023

Host of the End Plastic Pollution International Collaborative (EPPIC) Public-Private Partnership

The U.S. Department of State (Department of State), Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Environmental Quality (ENV) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications to be the host for a new international public-private partnership, End Plastic Pollution International Collaborative (EPPIC), which aims to significantly reduce plastic pollution by strengthening enabling environments, raising public awareness, and promoting multistakeholder engagements that advance solutions to enhance circularity across the plastics lifecycle, particularly with innovation in upstream design and production.

Primary organizations can submit one application in response to the NOFO. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.


Deadline: July 8, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

OES welcomes applications from U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations with or without 501(c) (3) status of the U.S. tax code; foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO); Public International Organizations; Foreign Public Organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses, including from a consortium of entities.  Applicants may form a consortium and submit a combined application.  However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with other members listed as sub-award partners.