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Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (Biodiversity APS)






June 22, 2024



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Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the United States Government, as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) , Natural Environment Branch, Biodiversity Division, (DDI/NE/Biodiversity) and supporting Bureaus, is announcing the Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (APS), hereafter known as the Biodiversity APS. Through this APS, USAID aims to implement the vision and goals of the Biodiversity Policy (2014) to: 1. Conserve biodiversity in priority places, and 2. Integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development. The Biodiversity APS disseminates information to prospective Applicant(s) so they may develop and submit Concept Note(s) in response to individual Addenda issued under this APS and ultimately to be considered for USAID funding. This APS describes and provides information on: the type of activities for which Concept Note(s) will be considered; available funding, process and requirements for submitting Concept Note(s) and Full Application(s); the merit review criteria for evaluating Concept Note(s); and refers prospective Applicant(s) to relevant documentation and resources. USAIDs DDIs NE/Biodiversity Division and supporting Bureaus anticipate awarding multiple assistance awards as there is no predefined minimum or maximum number of awards expected to be issued under this APS. Issuance of the Biodiversity APS does not constitute an award or commitment on the part of the U.S Government (USG) to make an award, nor does it commit the U.S. Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a Concept Note and/or Full Application(s). The actual number of assistance awards, if any, is subject to the availability of funds and the interests and requirements of Mission/Bureau/Independent Office (M/B/IOs), as well as the viability of eventual Full Application(s). The Biodiversity APS is not a Request for Applications (RFA). Rather, the Biodiversity APS requests Concept Notes in response to Individual Addenda published to this APS. Based on the submitted Concept Note(s) to specific Addenda opportunities, USAID will determine whether to request a Full Application from an eligible organization. To be competitive under an Addendum to this umbrella APS, Concept Notes and Full Applications must be fully responsive to all directions under this APS except when specifically noted otherwise in the Addendum.

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