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The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Global Change at the Department of State, announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for activities under the “Protecting Forests, Sourcing Responsibly” project. The agreement awarded will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2017 Economic Support Funds, subject to Congressional approval and availability of funds. The purpose of the Protecting Forests, Sourcing Responsibly project is to bring together experts from the U.S. and international private sector, government, and civil society to identify and assess developing countries where investments in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) programs are making progress, resulting in more attractive enabling environments for leading companies to source commodities while reducing deforestation. The project seeks to enhance the sustainable sourcing of commodities and forest protection, and will permit greater outreach to companies and developing countries, allowing additional companies, including U.S. companies, to come on board and direct their commodity sourcing to areas of lower risk. It would also reinforce investments the USG has made into other REDD+, sustainable landscapes, and climate-smart agricultural programs.

Deadline: June 25, 2018

Announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304399