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SERVIR, a joint initiative of NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), fosters applications of Earth observations to help developing countries assess environmental conditions to improve their planning and actions. This program element requests proposals for the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST), which will improve the abilities of SERVIR regional hubs, national stakeholders, and users to apply Earth observations.

SERVIR partners with regional, technical institutions around the globe, establishing SERVIR “hubs” within those institutions, to help them become stronger service providers to meet diverse user needs, including considerations for gender and social inclusion needs, in their member countries to improve the information used in their decisions and actions. The goal of SERVIR is to improve environmental management and resilience by strengthening the capacity of users in national and local governments, regional organizations, and private sector to integrate Earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making. In alignment with the SERVIR Strategic Plan 2020-2025, the services aim to:
1. Strengthen regional and national capacity and commitment;
2. Demonstrate greater development impact of SERVIR services; and
3. Enhance the SERVIR network’s global leadership and influence.

Estimated Available Funds:

Anticipated Number of Awards: 20-22 (4 for each SERVIR region)

Period of Performance: 3 years

Application Deadline: October 26, 2021 (NOIs) and April 28, 2022 (Full Proposals)

Announcement: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B207041F9-5CB3-E0A3-C190-76E146EEB4D7%7D&path=&method=init