Together for Environmental Protection Activity in Serbia

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Together for Environmental Protection activity. USAID intends to make an award to the applicant who best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity, based on the merit review criteria described in this RFA, and subject to a risk assessment. Eligible parties interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this RFA thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and selection process.

USAID/Serbia is seeking assistance to help advance Serbia’s biodiversity and environmental protection through provision of capacity building, advocacy support, public awareness and cross-sectoral cooperation in the new Together for Environmental Protection Activity. This multi-year activity is intended to contribute to improving equitable prosperity, defined as the economic and social well-being of Serbian citizens, as well as helping Serbia’s progress towards European Union accession.

USAID’s Together for Environmental Protection Activity will improve environmental and biodiversity protection in Serbia. The activity will utilize a sustainable approach that engages relevant actors across sectors in interventions such: as capacity building, piloting sustainable financing mechanisms, building greater demand for valorization of Serbia’s natural resources and increasing citizen engagement in oversight and decision making related to environmental protection issues. Through the provision of technical assistance, capacity building, monitoring, cross-sectoral engagement and sub-grant support the TEP Activity is expected to improve capacity and commitment of relevant actors for greater environmental protection and valorization.

Each applicant organization is limited to one application submission as the Prime applicant. There is no limitation on being included as a potential Sub-awardee. USAID discourages the use of exclusive teaming arrangements.


  • Duke Internal: Due to the limit on the number of applications to the sponsor, please contact regarding your intent to submit to this funding opportunity.
  • Sponsor Deadline: Oct. 9, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

All U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations, either for-profit or nonprofit, as well as institutions of higher education, are eligible to submit an application. Further, the organization must be a legally recognized organizational entity under applicable law. Applications from individuals will not be accepted nor reviewed.



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 contribution to the activity is $5,000,000, over the 5-year period of performance.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 9, 2021