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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs

USAID from the American People

Brazil Partnership Development Program


Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.


Institutional Eligibility:

1. Partner Eligibility Criteria

This Annual Program Statement focuses on establishing public-private partnerships to provide solutions, identify needs, and combine resources to achieve far-reaching, mutually agreed upon results. The following list of potential partners is for illustrative purposes only. We welcome other types of partners. Potential partners include foundations, U.S. and non-U.S. NGOs, faith-based organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. private businesses, business and trade associations, international organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities, and other government agencies. Please ensure that in your Cover page/Introduction you clear state your organization type.


Potential for-profit applicants should al so note that USAID policy prohibits the payment of fee/profit to the prime recipient under assistance instruments. Forgone profit does not qualify as cost- sharing or leveraging.


Alliance partners that were funded under previous public private alliance APS’s and RFA’s are also eligible to apply.


2. Program Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for funding under this APS proposed programs must meet the following requirements:


I. Partnership applications must have clearly-defined objectives agreed to by all partners.


II. Partnership applications must demonstrate significant new, non-public resources – whether money, ideas, technologies, experience or expertise – to address development challenges.


III. Partnerships must operate in Brazil and must fit within the strategic objectives of USAID/Brazil’s Environment Program.


IV. Partnership applications must reasonably achieve significant development impact, as measured, for example, by the number of direct and indirect beneficiaries of the program, and sustainability by the creation of activities able to continue without USG funding after the end of the project, and/or by the potential for replication or scaling-up over time.


V. Partnership applications must be feasible from a technical, economic, financial, and social perspective.


3. Cost Share/Leverage

Cost sharing is an important element of the USAID-recipient relationship. In addition to USAID funds, applicants are encouraged to contribute resources from its own, private or local sources for the implementation of this program. Contributions can be either cash or in kind (in accordance with ADS 303.3.10, and 2 CFR 200).


The minimum cost share contribution ratio for the Environmental Partnership Program must be 1:1. Cost leverage is encouraged to the maximum extent possible but there is no minimal requirement.


4. Number of Concept Papers

An applicant may not submit more than 2 Concept Papers; this limitation applies to the organization, individual investigator/program director, or both.


The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 2


Summary:  This Annual Program Statement (APS) seeks to support multiple activities that will be responsive to critical developmental needs and challenges with in the following area.


Environment – Biodiversity


USAID/Brazil’s Environment Program has supported and will continue to support the U.S. Foreign Assistance Objective of generating sustained economic growth under the Program Area “Environment” by ensuring that environmental and natural resources are effectively managed. The Environment Program is conducted under the Program Element “Natural Resources and Biodiversity” with a view to increasing the contribution of sustainable landscapes to biodiversity conservation and climate stability.


Proposed activities should be aligned with conservation programs in the Brazilian Amazon Basin. USAID/Brazil envisions a balanced partnership approach, reaching out to civil society, the public sector and the private sector to achieve sustainable landscapes that conserve biodiversity while contributing to climate stability. Proposed partnership activities may include, but are not limited to the following:  environmental technical assistance, institutional strengthening of key actors, environmental advocacy, training programs and workshops on biodiversity conservation, biodiversity analyses and studies, environmental monitoring, sustainable production and value chain development, etc.




June 10, 2017

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


Send email of intent to

June 17, 2015

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.


All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.


Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.


The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact:  or 979.862.2233.


July 8, 2015

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

August 19, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (due by 5:00 p.m. proposer’s local time).



Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.