Program Number: 44794
Title: USAID/Brazil Partnership to Conserve Amazon Biodiversity Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development
SYNOPSIS: This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co- invest, and collaborate in the development, piloting, and scaling of practical and cost-effective innovations that will help address critical challenges in biodiversity conservation in the Amazon. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Government of Brazil (GOB), invites organizations and companies to participate with USAID, in cooperation with its partners, in response to Critical Conservation Challenge Addenda issued under this BAA, to provide innovations, and technologies that further USAID?s Development Objective of Enhanced Biodiversity Conservation for Brazilian Amazonian Protected AreasSystems.
Established Date: 12/03/2014
Follow-Up Date: 12/01/2015
Review Date: 12/03/2014
Contact: Cecilia Yanez, Sr. A&A Specialist
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: Yes
*See Restrictions for further information.
The response date is established by individual Addenda to this BAA.
Award Type(s): General Project
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Locations Tenable: South/Central American Institution
Appl Type(s): Institution, Non-Specific
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0 NOT PROV
Duration: 2 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: Yes
Sponsor Type: NONE
Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of the program is to enhance
biodiversity conservation in Brazilian Amazon Protected Area Systems.
This BAA is a competitive approach to consider proposals that harness scientific research, specific expertise or experience, innovation, and partnerships to solve Critical Conservation Challenges, allowing USAID
to: 1. Reach out to potential partners with recognized expertise in relevant areas, and 2. Co-create, co-design,
co-invest, and collaborate with partners. The initial focal
areas of USAID Brazil include the following (note that activities supported may include, but are not limited to, the examples given
under each focal area): 1. Management Capacity in Protected
Areas 2. Sustainable Livelihoods 3. Community Involvement 4. Science, Technology, and Innovation for Conservation 5. Private Sector Partnerships USAID Brazil will issue periodic Addenda to the BAA that will present specific Critical Conservation Challenges. The Critical Conservation Challenge Addenda will address identified problems, solutions, scalability opportunities, feasibility studies, and other research and development initiatives addressing one or more of USAID Brazil?s focus areas.
Potential partners will respond to Critical Conservation Challenges Addenda.
Public, private, for-profit, and non-profit organization, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S.
government organizations, and international donor organizations are eligible under this BAA, unless otherwise stated in the individual BAA Addendum. Co-investing refers to the Government?s strategic aim that the partnerships resulting from the individual BAA awards represent opportunities to achieve mutual or complementary development goals of the Partner and USAID, and therefore embrace shared responsibility, shared risk, and shared resourcing. Shared resourcing may be accomplished through funding by both parties, either through cash resources or the exchange of other resources, both tangible and intangible, such as in-kind contributions, expertise, intellectual property, brand value, high-value coordination, and access to key people, places, and information. Co-investing does not require equally shared resourcing (such as 1:1 leverage), but rather resource contributions that are appropriate to the specific project?s objectives, considering the comparative advantages brought by the participation of each party and the award type.
Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the concepts received and the
availability of funds. Source: Grants.gov 12-01-14. (mmv)