The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH)

Through this Addendum to the Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) No.

APS-OAA-16-000001 (the GDA APS), the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (USAID/E3/FAB) is seeking transformational solutions

to cross-sectoral development challenges in biodiverse landscapes.

The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) Addendum aims to provide USAID Missions and the private sector a flexible opportunity to partner in the co-creation and delivery of high impact activities that conserve biodiverse ecosystems and improve the well-being and prosperity of communities that depend on them.

Depending on local needs, sectors that may comprise HEARTH concepts include:
biodiversity conservation, health, food security (agriculture and nutrition), governance, economic development and livelihoods, water supply and sanitation, education, modern energy solutions, forest management and restoration, and climate resilience.

Concepts should integrate activities and outcomes in sectors prioritized by the USAID Mission(s) in the country or countries where activities are proposed to be implemented.

Concepts should be complemented by strategic private-sector investments that fill gaps in funding or action in these same sectors or other sectors to meet both development priorities and business goals.

Concept papers should be based on a robust and logical theory of change that 1) integrates and monitors development efforts to meet individual sector goals; 2) demonstrates close collaboration with the private sector to efficiently leverage USAID and partner resources and expertise to facilitate sustainable prosperity for communities living with or benefiting from biodiversity; 3) demonstrates positive synergistic effects and/or co-benefits from cross-sectoral programming; and 4) recognizes that recipient communities will actively participate in the design and implementation of the intervention.

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Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Agency for International Development

Estimated Funding: $45,000,000

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Eligible Organizations Higher Education Institutions ◦Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education ◦Private Institutions of Higher Education The following types of Higher Education Institutionsare always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or PrivateInstitutions of Higher Education: ◦Hispanic-serving Institutions ◦Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) ◦Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ◦Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions ◦Asian American Native American Pacific Islander ServingInstitutions (AANAPISIs) Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education ◦Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions ofHigher Education) ◦Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutionsof Higher Education) For-Profit Organizations ◦Small Businesses ◦For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses) Governments ◦State Governments ◦County Governments ◦City or Township Governments ◦Special District Governments ◦Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized) ◦Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than FederallyRecognized) ◦Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government ◦U. S. Territory or Possession Other ◦Independent School Districts ◦Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities ◦Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federallyrecognized tribal governments) ◦Faith-based or Community-based Organizations ◦Regional Organizations ◦Bona Fide Agents: a Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organizationidentified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the stateeligibility in lieu of a state application.

If applying as a bona fide agent ofa state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or localgovernment as documentation of the status is required.

Attach with "OtherAttachment Forms" when submitting via ( ◦Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs):FFRDCs are operated, managed, and/or administered by a university or consortiumof universities, other not-for-profit or nonprofit organization, or anindustrial firm, as an autonomous organization or as an identifiable separateoperating unit of a parent organization.

A FFRDC meets some special long-termresearch or development need which cannot be met as effectively by an agency's existingin-house or contractor resources.

FFRDC's enable agencies to use private sectorresources to accomplish tasks that are integral to the mission and operation ofthe sponsoring agency.

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Foreign Institutions Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) arenot eligible to apply.

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U. S. Organizations are not eligibleto apply.

Foreign components, as defined in the HHSGrants Policy Statement are not allowed.

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