USAID/Brazil Partnership to Conserve Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB)

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development in Brazil (USAID/Brazil) is seeking applications from organizations, companies, foundations, community-based enterprises and other public and private entities, academic and research institutions, and investors to propose novel or creative approaches, to participate in the Partnership to Conserve Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO/Annual Program Statement (APS). Through this NOFO/APS, USAID/Brazil intends to broaden its current biodiversity conservation program to further advance biodiversity and forest conservation while promoting long-term community well-being.

This APS is intended to increase the sustainability and impact of USAID/Brazil's Partnership to Conserve Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB) program. Building on the PCAB purpose and approach, USAID/Brazil seeks to fund new activities in the following areas:

Area No. 1: Biodiversity Conservation, Bioeconomy, and Climate Change in the Brazilian Amazon

Area No. 2: Territorial Management of Indigenous Lands for Brazilian Amazon Biodiversity Conservation

For more than 60 years, USAID has supported Brazil’s development agenda. In 2014 USAID/Brazil became a Strategic Partnership Mission focused on catalyzing a Brazilian Amazon economy that fosters empowered, sustainable communities and conserves biodiversity, forests and natural resources. USAID works closely with the Brazilian government and civil society to ensure the integrity of the Amazon's biodiversity and improve local livelihoods through a combination of approaches: strengthening protected area management, reinforcing sustainable value chains, and promoting innovative private sector engagement as a means to sustainable economic development (see USAID/Brazil Environmental Partnerships).

USAID/Brazil’s development program is the Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB). PCAB’s purpose is to ensure the integrity and conservation of the Brazilian Amazon ecosystem over the next 20 years, improving the well-being and socioeconomic status of rural communities based on sustainable economic activities in the Amazon. PCAB’s development hypothesis is that if USAID strengthens protected area management and sustainable livelihoods, with an emphasis on advancing new tools, technologies, and partnerships, then biodiversity will be conserved and community wellbeing will improve. Additionally, if USAID facilitates and shapes demand-side solutions through stimulating private-sector investment and leadership, then systemic, scaled economic development pathways for Brazil's Amazon will be compatible with, and supportive of biodiversity conservation.

This APS is USAID/Brazil’s invitation to prospective Implementing Partners to engage and work with private sector and civil society resource partners, foundations, and public sector contributors to identify ways in which we can collaborate, with the overall goal to foster a diverse array of high-impact partnerships that will obtain significant and innovative results.

Under this APS announcement, USAID aims to support activities that will align with Agency policies and priorities, such as the Climate Change Strategy and PRO-IP policy mentioned in the Annex, as well as the Agency’s commitment to promote locally led development, enhance equity and inclusion with partners, and identify new and nontraditional sources of funding, including private sector resources.

Deadlines for Concept Notes:

  • Nov. 18, 2022
  • April 7, 2023
  • July 7, 2023

Closing Date: July 14, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible implementing partners include non-governmental or private sector entities (both for and non-profit). USAID/Brazil is particularly interested in working with Local Entities, Locally Established Entities, New Partners, and Non-traditional Partners as Implementing Partners (although this solicitation is not specifically limited to these categories), as well as Resource Partners from the private sector and civil society that will contribute resources for development. This includes non-traditional development partners such as private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, financial institutions, non-profit NGOs and for-profit development firms, and private educational institutions, among others.

Amount Description

The total amount of funding to be awarded will depend on the variety and quality of the concept notes that USAID/Brazil receives. Subject to funding availability, USAID/Brazil may allocate up to a total of $36 million U.S. Dollars under this APS for an anticipated 6- 12 awards. Each anticipated award will have a minimum value of $2.5 million of USAID funding. USAID/Brazil reserves the right to fund any, or none, of the Concept Notes submitted.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 18, 2022