USAID/Uganda Combatting Wildlife Crime Activity

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Uganda (USAID/Uganda) is seeking applications from qualified entities to implement the USAID/Uganda Combatting Wildlife Crime Activity. 

Under its 2016 - 2021 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), USAID/Uganda seeks to establish a five-year, US $4 million activity to reduce threats to biodiversity resulting from the illegal wildlife trade (IWT); the illegal harvesting of wildlife for subsistence and commercial uses; and low capacity and weak governance to address wildlife crime in Uganda. Reducing these threats is expected to improve the conservation status of trafficked species (in Uganda and neighboring countries) and those vulnerable to wildlife crime, increase security along border regions, and reduce the presence of organized crime syndicates in Uganda. Biodiversity conservation is the primary goal of USAID/Uganda’s environment program activities. The Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) activity complements over 20 years of broader biodiversity conservation experience and lessons generated from USAID/Uganda and other donor-supported activities. Most directly, it builds on the USAID-US Department of the Interior (DOI) Partnership to End Wildlife Trafficking and the Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment, and Priority Setting (TRAPS) activity. It also responds to the mandate under the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act 2016 to provide support in focus countries for reducing the threats of poaching and trafficking. Uganda was designated as a focus country in both the 2017 and 2018 END Wildlife Trafficking Reports.

The number of applications an applicant may submit under this NOFO is limited to one and this limitation is on both the submitting organization and individual investigator/program director. USAID/Uganda will not consider any application in excess of this limitation. 


  • Duke Internal Deadline: Interested applicants should contact Paul Noe as early as possible
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted. USAID policy encourages competition in the award of Grants and Cooperative Agreements. In response to this NOFO, any U.S. or non-U.S. organizations, non-profit, or for-profit entity is eligible to apply.



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 $4 million in total USAID funding for the award. USAID reserves the right to fund any one or none of the applications submitted.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

October 21, 2019