Together for Environmental Protection Activity in Serbia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Together for Environmental Protection activity.
USAID/Serbia is seeking assistance to help advance Serbia’s biodiversity and environmental protection through provision of capacity building, advocacy support, public awareness and cross-sectoral cooperation in the new Together for Environmental Protection Activity. This multi-year activity is intended to contribute to improving equitable prosperity, defined as the economic and social well-being of Serbian citizens, as well as helping Serbia’s progress towards European Union accession.
USAID’s strategic goal over the next five years is to foster: ‘A more economically-productive and democratic Serbia pursuing Euro-Atlantic integration and self-reliance.’ USAID will help Serbia advance political and economic reforms, meet the challenge of malign influence, and sustainably advance to self-reliance.
To improve Serbia’s Environmental and Biodiversity Protection.
Management capacity of protected areas improved: This objective will aim to improve the ability of environmental protection actors to manage protected areas (resources, finances, equipment, etc.), collect, analyze, and provide relevant information that affects protected areas, monitor these areas and the institutions that maintain them, and promote the value of natural environments to citizens.
Enabled sustainable biodiversity financing mechanisms: This objective addresses the finance that supports investments in the maintenance or expansion of protected areas and environmental protection in Serbia.
Increase citizen demand for environmental, biodiversity protection and clean air: While citizen interest in environmental protection has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years, opportunities for citizen engagement in policy development and decision making in this area has been fairly limited.
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 contribution to the activity is $5,000,000, over the 5-year period of performance.
All U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations, either for-profit or nonprofit, as well as institutions of higher education, are eligible to submit an application. Further, the organization must be a legally recognized organizational entity under applicable law. Applications from individuals will not be accepted nor reviewed.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335617