The U.S. Department of State is seeking to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with one, or a consortium of several non-profits, non-governmental organizations, or international organizations to establish and implement the Nexus Dialogue on Dams and Water Infrastructure Optimization.
The Cooperative Agreement is intended to support the creation of a platform to identify, analyze and disseminate best practices related to dams and water infrastructure and the surrounding environment. Additional consideration will be given to programs that provide incentives for country buy-in for improved infrastructure operation and system optimization. Leveraging existing knowledge, expertise, and initiatives across multiple sectors will be a critical component of this Cooperative Agreement. DOS will give full consideration to other innovative partnerships.
Eligibility is limited to non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501C (3) of the U.S. tax code, or similar entities, foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations. Applicants must have technical expertise in multipurpose dams and/or riverine ecology, the hydropower, water and/or energy sectors and experience in creating partnerships. The cooperative agreement funding is not to exceed the total amount of USD 297,000 in FY 2011 Economic Support Funds. As appropriate and with OES approval, the winning grantee(s) also may use funding to pay for attendees to attend relevant activities and workshops.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
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