U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Consulate General Public Affairs Section in Mumbai seeks proposals for a project entitled “U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management.” In an effort to spur innovation and greater collaboration, the conference will bring together academic experts, activists, businesses, and governmental representatives from the United States, India, and around the world. Topics of discussion could include innovative waste management solutions, the roles of local and state governments in waste management, technological innovation, commercial opportunities in waste management, and bilateral cooperation. Ideal participants include: government representatives, businesses and entrepreneurs, civil society organizations, academics, think tanks, and students. The two-day conference would include panel presentations, facilitated conversations, and other sessions. The ideal time for the program is April 2017, which will support U.S. Mission to India programming for Earth Day. 

The conference will include two deliverables. First, the grantee will draft a White Paper covering the conference discussions to be shared with participants and other relevant stakeholders. Second, the grantee will organize and implement a small grants competition to finance ideas generated at the conference. It is recommend that approximately 30% of the submitted budget be dedicated to funding and monitoring these follow-on activities to occur for a period of 3-5 months after the conclusion of the initial conference. 

Deadline: Aug. 12, 2016

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). 



Amount Description

Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount: $150,000.00

Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount: $175,000.00 

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 12, 2016