Tourism for Biodiversity and Economic Growth

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Tourism for Biodiversity and Economic Growth: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda is seeking applications to fund one or more organizations through a Cooperative Agreement for a four-year USAID/Uganda economic growth program in Uganda. Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately $10 million in total USAID funding to be allocated over the four-year period. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and expects one award as a result of this solicitation; however, more than one award may result.The activity aims to use eco-tourism to reduce threats to biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation is the primary goal of USAID/Uganda's environment program activities. The program will help develop Uganda's nature-based tourism industry to deliver an improved experience for visitors and improved stewardship of the natural resources necessary to sustain Uganda's economic development. Tourism revenues resulting from the enjoyment of biological diversity, often located in the world's less-developed regions, are a significant source of income and employment for local communities. It is important to involve frontline communities and ensure that they learn to manage and protect natural resources, and share in the potential economic benefits of Uganda's natural resources.
Federal Grant Title: Tourism for Biodiversity and Economic Growth
Federal Agency Name: Uganda USAID Kampala
Grant Categories: Community Development Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-617-12-000004
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Current Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2012
Posted Date: Feb 03, 2012
Creation Date: Mar 12, 2012
Archive Date: Apr 19, 2012
Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
SARAH ACIO A&A SPECIALIST Phone:+256414306001

sacio@usaid.gov [sacio@usaid.gov]
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