USAID Climate Resilient Agriculture in the Mekong Delta

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development in Vietnam (USAID/Vietnam) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the USAID Climate Resilient Agriculture in the Mekong Delta Activity. Eligibility for this award is not restricted. The authority for the NOFO is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

In June 2022, USAID/Vietnam and the Vietnamese Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed a Limited Scope Grant Agreement, entitled Climate Resilient Agriculture in the Mekong Delta. The Agreement lays out how USAID and MARD intend to collaborate to increase climate resilience, reduce methane emissions from the agriculture sector, increase sequestration of greenhouse gas emissions in the Mekong Delta, and protect biodiversity through four approaches: (1) expand low methane emission agricultural development; (2) build climate resilience for vulnerable communities; (3) promote nature-based solutions; and (4) develop climate-resilient and low-emission development policies.

The purpose of the USAID Climate Resilient Agriculture in the Mekong Delta Activity is to support implementation of the Limited Scope Grant Agreement with MARD. The goal of the Activity is to advance low-emissions, climate-resilient agricultural livelihoods combined with biodiversity conservation to support carbon sequestration, healthy ecosystems, and resilience of vulnerable communities in the Mekong Delta.

This Activity will build capacity of and develop tools for the related stakeholders at national and subnational level to help the most vulnerable communities in the Mekong Delta adapt to climate change impacts, protect and restore natural ecosystems, and reduce methane emission from agriculture practices. This Activity’s interventions will be implemented over a period of five years starting from the award date.

Each applicant is limited to one application submission under this NOFO as the prime Applicant. There is no limitation on being included as a potential sub-awardee across multiple applications. The use of exclusive teaming arrangements is discouraged. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: June 26, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted.

Amount

$48,000,000

Amount Description

USAID intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this NOFO. USAID reserves the right to fund any one or none of the applications submitted. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide up to $48,000,000 in total USAID funding over a five-year period. Although the Activity’s objectives are mutually reinforcing, USAID is planning to allocate the funding for Objective 1, Objective 2 and Objective 3 at approximately 50%, 20% and 30% respectively.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 26, 2023