Leveraging Local Community Partnerships to Combat Nature Crimes

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
May 28th, 2024
Close Date
July 24th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$4,000,000.00
Award Floor
$1,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
2
Opportunity No.
DFOP0016550

Agency

Bureau of Oceans - Int. Environmental - Scientific (DOS-OES)

Eligible Applicants

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Funding Category

Environment

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Bureau of Oceans - Int. Environmental - Scientific is offering a grant opportunity titled "Leveraging Local Community Partnerships to Combat Nature Crimes". This grant aims to address nature crimes, including criminal activities such as logging, mining, wildlife trade, land conversion, and fishing-related crimes. These activities pose serious threats to the environment, national security, and the rule of law. They also contribute to the spread of diseases, drive species to extinction, and deprive governments, indigenous peoples, and local communities of their natural resources and revenue. The grant seeks to increase global grassroots civil society engagement in combating nature crimes by forming consortia with grassroots organizations across different countries. The goal is to deploy community-led approaches that expose nature crimes, hold perpetrators accountable, reduce profits from these crimes, and support the environment and local livelihoods. Private Institutions of Higher Education are eligible to apply for this grant. The grant has an award ceiling of $4,000,000 and an award floor of $1,000,000. The expected number of awards is 2. The closing date for applications is July 24, 2024. For more information, you can visit the link. For any further inquiries, you can contact HamptonTW@state.gov.

Description

Nature crimes, criminal forms of logging, mining, wildlife trade, land conversion, and associated criminal activities, as well as crimes associated with fishing, pose serious threats to the environment and to national security. They undermine the rule of law and fuel corruption. They also spread disease globally, drive species to the brink of extinction, and rob governments, indigenous peoples, and local communities of their natural resources and legitimate revenue. The goal of this program is to increase global grassroot civil society engagement in addressing nature crimes. To advance the policy goal described above, OES seeks one or two lead implementing partners to form consortia with grassroots civil society organizations across various countries to deploy community-led approaches that address global nature crime trends. By taking advantage of the valuable knowledge offered by these partners, OES aims to strengthen their efforts to expose nature crimes, hold perpetrators accountable, reduce profits from these crimes, and support the environment and local livelihoods.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

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Type
Grant