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US Department of State funding opportunity: Low Emission Accelerator Partnership (LEAP)

This opportunity is offered by the US Department of State, a member of LEDS GP.

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Global Change at the US Department of State, has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity for a grant called the Low Emission Accelerator Partnership (LEAP) with the objective to help developing countries overcome barriers to implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The agreement awarded will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2015 Economic Support Funds, should funds be made available for that purpose.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U. S. tax code, foreign not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions, and to foreign public entities.

A grant for up to $2,000,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2015 Economic Support Funds (ESF), subject to the availability of funds, will be awarded for work that will advance low emission development through coordination and support to developing countries on the implementation of their NDCs under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The initial period of performance will be for 3 years. Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Download the Notice of Funding Opportunity LEDS GP

For more information on the Low Emission Accelerator Partnership, please see here.

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