U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-International Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Asian Elephant Conservation Fund’ to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant.

Funding brief: 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 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 Asian elephants. This Funding opportunity aligns with the USFWS mission and three of the priorities of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior.

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 [https://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/jakarta-declaration.pdf] and supports projects that promote conservation of Asian elephants and their habitats through:
 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 applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of elephants or regulate the use and management of elephant habitat;
 Conservation education and community outreach;
 Enhanced protection of at-risk elephant populations;
 Efforts to decrease human-elephant conflict;
 Habitat conservation and management, including improved protected area management in important elephant ranges;
 Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs;
 Transfrontier elephant conservation; and
 Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills.

Donor Name: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-International Affairs
Funding name: Asian Elephant Conservation Fund
Funding Opportunity Number: F18AS00045

Deadline: February, 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

Funding details link: https://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/notice-of-funding-opportunity-asian-elephant-2018.pdf

Funding limit: The approximate amount of funding available under this program is $1,500,000 USD.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: This program uses one-to five-year grants or cooperative agreements as financial assistance instruments.

Eligible organization: As below

 Applicants can be individuals; multi-national secretariats; state and local government agencies; non-profit, non-governmental organizations; for-profit organizations; public and private institutions of higher education, and foreign entities. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations must submit documentary evidence of their Section 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
 They will not fund the purchase of firearms or ammunition; buying of intelligence, evidence or information or paying informants; gathering information by persons who conceal their true identity or any activity that would circumvent sanctions, laws, or regulations of either the U.S. or the country in which the activity would occur.

Eligible Country: Asian Countries

Submission mail: mscf_asianelephant@fws.gov

Other important link:
Apply: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration.html
 Guideline: https://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/notice-of-funding-opportunity-asian-elephant-2018.pdf

How to apply:
 You MUST apply through Grants.gov. If you do not have an account, register at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration.html  (if applying as individual, register here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/individual-registration.html).
 Registration can take three to five business days or as long as two weeks. To apply through Grants.gov, you must be registered in SAM.
 Foreign Applicants: May submit through the following program mailbox: mscf_asianelephant@fws.gov . All documents must be printable on letter paper (8 ½” x 11”). Pages should be formatted to display and print page numbers. Your entire proposal MUST be uploaded as a SINGLE .pdf file. Failure to submit your proposal in a single document may result in automatic disqualification. If your files are too big for a single e-mail, please number your e-mails and attachments and include the name of your organization in the subject line. Compressed files (ZIP, RAR, etc.) and/or links to upload sites will NOT be accepted.

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