Call for proposals Asian Elephant Conservation Fund

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US Fish & Wildlife – call for proposals Asian Elephant Conservation Fund

Deadline – was May 6, 2021, but has been extended to May 20, 2021

Link
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332345

NOTICE! The proposal deadline has been extended until 20 May 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce its 2021 Asian
Elephant Conservation Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund solicits project proposals for the
conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) throughout its range.
In 1997, with awareness of the increasing threat to the welfare of the
already endangered Asian elephant, The Asian Elephant Conservation Act was
signed into law. The Act provides for the conservation of wild Asian
elephants by supporting conservation programs in countries within the range
of Asian elephants, and the projects of persons with demonstrated expertise
in the conservation of wild Asian elephants. The goal of this program is to
reduce threats to Asian elephants in their natural habitats. Proposals
should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood
of creating lasting benefits. Project activities that emphasize data
collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to
management action and explain how lack of information has been a key
limiting factor for management action in the past. Proposals that do not
identify how actions will reduce threats or that do not demonstrate a
strong link between data collection and management action will be rejected.

The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund recognizes the common goals and
priorities of the 13 Asian elephant range state governments as stated in
the Jakarta Declaration for Asian Elephant Conservation and supports
projects that promote conservation of Asian elephants and their habitats
through:

--Support of protected area/reserve management and law enforcement in Asian
elephant ranges;

--Applied research on elephant populations and their habitats, including
surveys and monitoring;

--Activities that result in fewer wild elephants being removed from the
wild, reduce demand in consumer countries for ivory and other body parts,
and prevent illegal killing of elephants;

--Development and execution of elephant conservation management plans;

--Compliance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other applicable treaties and
laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of elephants or regulate
the use and management of elephant habitat;

--Strengthening local capacity and enhancing community engagement to
implement conservation programs that enhance conservation stewardship;

--Efforts to decrease human-elephant conflict; and

--Transfrontier elephant conservation.

Support will also be given to projects that enhance the knowledge of
decision makers and other stakeholders. These include legislators,
teachers, school children, journalists, tourists, non-governmental
organizations, and private sector organizations or businesses in order to
strengthen their ability to positively influence wildlife conservation,
management, legislation, policy, and finance; and to harmonize these with
other national policies. Proposed project should focus on wild populations
of Asian elephants (as opposed to captive populations) occur within the
range of the Asian elephant, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the
range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to Asian elephant
conservation. Applied research projects should address specific management
needs and actions, and threats from emerging issues such as disease or
poaching that affect the species and its habitats.

The anticipated funding available is $4 million USD. The minimum award
amount is $50,000 while the maximum award amount is $500,000. The period of
performance for projects awarded under this program is 2-5 years, starting
with the date the approved award is signed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service.

Eligible applicants include: individuals; multi-national secretariats;
foreign national and local government agencies; non- profit
non-governmental organizations; for-profit organizations; public and
private institutions of higher education, U.S. territorial governments.

The REVISED proposal submission deadline is 11:59 PM ET, May 20, 2021.

All applicants should apply through GrantSolutions.gov or if unable,
Grants.gov. Applicants who are unable to submit applications through
GrantSolutions.gov or Grants.gov may seek a waiver and obtain Service
approval to apply via direct email to the program inbox. If you wish to
seek a waiver from GrantSolutions.gov and Grants.gov you must demonstrate
that you have attempted to register in SAM and apply via Grants.gov or
GrantSolutions.gov and attempted to resolve issues you experienced. This
may include computer screen shots, email correspondence or other
information obtained at the time of submission, before the stated deadline,
that would support a waiver. Individual applicants who have received a
waiver can send the application package via email to the following address:
mscf_asianelephant@fws.gov

Please read the NOFO very carefully as substantial changes have been made
for this fiscal year.

*** The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund call for proposals is posted!
Deadline: 20 May 2021 ***

*Of Interest: * *US Fish & Wildlife* – call for proposals Asian Elephant Conservation Fund *Deadline* – was May 6, 2021, but has been extended to May 20, 2021 *Link* – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332345 ***NOTICE! The proposal deadline has been extended until 20 May 2021*** The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce its 2021 Asian Elephant Conservation Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund solicits project proposals for the conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) throughout its range. In 1997, with awareness of the increasing threat to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant, The Asian Elephant Conservation Act was signed into law. The Act provides for the conservation of wild Asian elephants by supporting conservation programs in countries within the range of Asian elephants, and the projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of wild Asian elephants. The goal of this program is to reduce threats to Asian elephants in their natural habitats. Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating lasting benefits. Project activities that emphasize data collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to management action and explain how lack of information has been a key limiting factor for management action in the past. Proposals that do not identify how actions will reduce threats or that do not demonstrate a strong link between data collection and management action will be rejected. The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund recognizes the common goals and priorities of the 13 Asian elephant range state governments as stated in the Jakarta Declaration for Asian Elephant Conservation and supports projects that promote conservation of Asian elephants and their habitats through: --Support of protected area/reserve management and law enforcement in Asian elephant ranges; --Applied research on elephant populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring; --Activities that result in fewer wild elephants being removed from the wild, reduce demand in consumer countries for ivory and other body parts, and prevent illegal killing of elephants; --Development and execution of elephant conservation management plans; --Compliance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of elephants or regulate the use and management of elephant habitat; --Strengthening local capacity and enhancing community engagement to implement conservation programs that enhance conservation stewardship; --Efforts to decrease human-elephant conflict; and --Transfrontier elephant conservation. Support will also be given to projects that enhance the knowledge of decision makers and other stakeholders. These include legislators, teachers, school children, journalists, tourists, non-governmental organizations, and private sector organizations or businesses in order to strengthen their ability to positively influence wildlife conservation, management, legislation, policy, and finance; and to harmonize these with other national policies. Proposed project should focus on wild populations of Asian elephants (as opposed to captive populations) occur within the range of the Asian elephant, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to Asian elephant conservation. Applied research projects should address specific management needs and actions, and threats from emerging issues such as disease or poaching that affect the species and its habitats. The anticipated funding available is $4 million USD. The minimum award amount is $50,000 while the maximum award amount is $500,000. The period of performance for projects awarded under this program is 2-5 years, starting with the date the approved award is signed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Eligible applicants include: individuals; multi-national secretariats; foreign national and local government agencies; non- profit non-governmental organizations; for-profit organizations; public and private institutions of higher education, U.S. territorial governments. *The REVISED proposal submission deadline is 11:59 PM ET, May 20, 2021.* All applicants should apply through GrantSolutions.gov or if unable, Grants.gov. Applicants who are unable to submit applications through GrantSolutions.gov or Grants.gov may seek a waiver and obtain Service approval to apply via direct email to the program inbox. If you wish to seek a waiver from GrantSolutions.gov and Grants.gov you must demonstrate that you have attempted to register in SAM and apply via Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov and attempted to resolve issues you experienced. This may include computer screen shots, email correspondence or other information obtained at the time of submission, before the stated deadline, that would support a waiver. Individual applicants who have received a waiver can send the application package via email to the following address: mscf_asianelephant@fws.gov Please read the NOFO very carefully as substantial changes have been made for this fiscal year. *** The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund call for proposals is posted! Deadline: 20 May 2021 ***