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State/African Regional - Other Economic Support Funds (ESF) Projects/Programs: Mangroves Rehabilitation Project in Gabon

ID: LIBREVILLE-CLIM01-2024 • Type: Posted

Description

The U.S. Embassy Libreville of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to empower local communities to better manage mangrove areas in Estuaire province in best practices for conservation and climate change mitigation, and concurrently rehabilitate damaged areas. Please follow all instructions below.

Priority Region: Gabon

Program Objectives:

a) Rehabilitate critical mangrove areas through reforestation/replanting.

b) Initiate an awareness and education campaign focused on educating local communities on the ecosystemic benefits of mangroves protection.

c) Preparatory work in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, civil society, and local NGOs leading to the adoption of a law to protect, preserve and restore mangrove ecosystems in Gabon.

The project kick-off for each activity should be as follows:

1. Planting of mangrove trees in critical areas

Identify deforested mangrove areas that are most critical to flood prevention

Coordinate with local communities to plant new mangrove trees

2. An awareness campaign in local communities

Once the critical mangrove areas are identified, an educational campaign will begin in those communities to sensitize them on the importance of preserving the mangroves for economic and security reasons.

3. Collaboration with the Gabonese government on a law protecting and preserving critical mangrove forests.

[The implementer will form] a working group of NGOs, civil society, scientists, and the government to identify opportunities for improvement in existing Gabonese law and draft a new law that addresses those weaknesses.

the working group will facilitate the presentation of the new law to the appropriate governmental authorities to be considered for law.

Background
The U.S. Embassy Libreville of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to empower local communities to better manage mangrove areas in Estuaire province in best practices for conservation and climate change mitigation, and concurrently rehabilitate damaged areas.

Grant Details
The program aims to rehabilitate critical mangrove areas through reforestation/replanting, initiate an awareness and education campaign focused on educating local communities on the ecosystemic benefits of mangroves protection, and preparatory work in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, civil society, and local NGOs leading to the adoption of a law to protect, preserve and restore mangrove ecosystems in Gabon. The project kick-off includes planting of mangrove trees in critical areas, an awareness campaign in local communities, and collaboration with the Gabonese government on a law protecting and preserving critical mangrove forests.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations, public and private educational institutions, public international organizations, and governmental institutions. Cost sharing or matching is not required. All organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.

Period of Performance
The length of performance period is 12 months with an anticipated program start date of October 1, 2024.

Grant Value
The total available funding is $100,000 with one anticipated award ranging from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $100,000.

Place of Performance
The specific geographic location for the grant is Estuaire province in Gabon.

Overview

Category of Funding
Environment
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 6/18/24 Overseas Missions posted grant opportunity LIBREVILLE-CLIM01-2024 for State/African Regional - Other Economic Support Funds (ESF) Projects/Programs: Mangroves Rehabilitation Project in Gabon with funding of $100,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.989 State/African Regional - Other Economic Support Funds (ESF) Projects/Programs. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $100,000 and $100,000.

Timing

Posted Date
June 18, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Aug. 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 9 Days
Last Updated
June 18, 2024, 4:56 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
Aug. 31, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
• Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations • Public and private educational institutions • Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$100,000
Floor
$100,000
Estimated Program Funding
$100,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Courtney Thomas Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
For Inquiries
Contact Phone
24111457111
Additional Information
U.S. Embassy Libreville website

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