Innovations for Reducing Plastics for a Cleaner Environment in India (inREPLACE) Activity

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development through its Mission in India (USAID/India) is seeking Concept Papers for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the Innovations for Reducing Plastics for a Cleaner Environment in India (inREPLACE) Activity. Eligibility for this award is restricted to all United States, local Indian, and International non-governmental organizations. USAID encourages the participation, to the maximum extent possible, of all local and international organizations.

The purpose of the activity is to reduce plastic pollution, including in the marine environment, through improvements in solid waste management and advancing a plastics circular economy in selected regions of India. Through the activity, USAID/India will partner with the Government of India (GOI) to address the plastic pollution challenge by (1) improving plastic and solid waste management planning, infrastructure, and services; and (2) addressing the life cycle impacts of plastics and other materials by promoting a circular economy.

An organization may submit only one (1) application under this notice of funding opportunity. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for this NOFO is unrestricted, open to all eligible and qualified U.S., local, and international non-governmental organizations. An organization may submit only one (1) application under this notice of funding opportunity. However, organizations participating as a member of a consortium may elect to participate in another consortium under a different Concept Paper.

Amount

$30,000,000

Amount Description

USAID intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide $30,000,000 in total USAID funding over a five-year period. USAID reserves the right to change funding amounts and terms of the resulting Cooperative Agreement as a result of availability of funds and U.S. Government requirements.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

February 15, 2023