USAID/Guatemala’s Prosperous and Resilient Landscapes Activity

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 Prosperous and Resilient Landscapes program. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

The purpose of this five year, $30 million Prosperous and Resilient Landscapes Activity is to reduce Guatemala’s land-based greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration from land use. This activity will increase the prosperity and resilience of rural Guatemalan communities in the Western Highlands, Alta, and Baja Verapaz, and Peten by investing in activities that reduce the drivers of deforestation and increase forest cover while improving livelihoods, especially for forest dependent communities, indigenous peoples, women, and youth. To accomplish this, USAID will seek to work across four strategic approaches, including: (1) forest conservation, sustainable forest management, and integrated fire management; (2) applying climate-smart livestock practices; (3) landscape restoration; and (4) improving and expanding agroforestry systems and sustainable soil management practices.

A prime applicant may submit only one application in response to this Notice. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: Aug. 16, 2022

Agency Website

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 intends to provide $30 million in total USAID funding over a five-year period.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 16, 2022