USAID Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative (“CACCI”)

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Leader Award Cooperative Agreement from qualified organizations to implement the Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative (CACCI) program. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

The objectives under CACCI are intended to facilitate sustainable improvements in climate and environmental policies and outcomes by strengthening the skills, knowledge, interactions, and incentives of diverse policy system actors and institutions, thereby improving their capacity to meet obligations and needs under the Paris Agreement and expressed in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

The intended technical assistance available under CACCI is expected to assist multiple missions and countries in meeting their Paris Agreement and other related policy obligations while improving associated capacities and processes. While the original focus is on NDCs and NAPs in the context of food security and agriculture, many other sectors are acutely engaged in and/or impacted by climate policies and programming. As such, the scope of CACCI is designed to support strengthening of a broader set of policies and processes that intersect with NDCs and NAPs, including, inter alia, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans, economic growth and poverty reduction policies and strategies, land use and tenure policies and energy policies.

Organizations applying to serve as the prime awardee may only submit one Executive Summary in response to this NOFO. However, organizations may serve as sub-recipients or supporting partners/consortia members on multiple submissions. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: March 1, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is not restricted. Innovative partnership, alliance and/or consortia approaches among partners or other arrangements are strongly encouraged. Involving a wide array of local partners—private, non-profit, and public—is a key Agency priority.

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Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 1, 2023