ASGM Community-Driven Remediation Planning Competition


The United States Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) announces a Request for Applications (RFA) to support a community-driven remediation planning project for Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Peru with up to $990,099 in FY 2013 Economic Support Funds for a project period not to exceed 3 years. Proposals, and corresponding detailed budgets, must not exceed $990,099 in order to pass the technical eligibility review stage. The anticipated start date for this activity is September 2014 and one award is anticipated as a result of this RFA. This funding is only available for assistance in Peru. Proposals including other countries will be deemed technically ineligible. This project will provide the Government of Peru with technical assistance to collaboratively develop remediation plans for 2-3 ASGM-impacted sites that address site-specific ecological and local community needs. The project must include one demonstration project that results in the implementation of remediation planning in coordination with the relevant Peruvian government institutions and local community. The remediation planning must include strategies for alternative livelihoods for local communities in the affected area, which should be developed through thorough engagement with each affected community to reduce the potential for future conflict. Applicants must include educational workshops and trainings on the health effects of mercury contamination during the remediation planning stage for each community.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/06/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public international organizations
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
No Explanation
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office Contact Center
Phone Number: 1-800-518-4726

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E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $990,099.00 to $990,099.00


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