Donor: US Department of State
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: SFOP0009701
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 08.07.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 14.500.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 14.500.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The U.S. Department of State (Department of State), Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Environmental Quality (ENV) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications to be the host for a new international public-private partnership, End Plastic Pollution International Collaborative (EPPIC), which aims to significantly reduce plastic pollution by strengthening enabling environments, raising public awareness, and promoting multistakeholder engagements that advance solutions to enhance circularity across the plastics lifecycle, particularly with innovation in upstream design and production.

EPPIC is designed to catalyze solutions, innovation, and investments that can maximize circularity by bridging government and stakeholder actions in support of the global effort to end plastic pollution. EPPIC will work to advance the transition to circular approaches for plastic, including through but not limited to:

1. Sharing innovative ideas and best practices for plastic circularity
2. Undertaking pilot projects to implement new solutions
3. Build capacity to address plastic pollution
4. Recognize excellence in implementing plastic circularity to provide prestige and visibility for catalyzing change
5. Complement government efforts to address plastic pollution, including after entry into force of a future global agreement on plastic pollution
6. Address vulnerable and marginalized communities that can have disproportionate negative impacts arising from the release of plastic into the environment

2) Eligibility

OES welcomes applications from U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations with or without 501(c) (3) status of the U.S. tax code; foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO); Public International Organizations; Foreign Public Organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses, including from a consortium of entities. Applicants may form a consortium and submit a combined application. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with other members listed as sub-award partners.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide.

4) Budget

A cooperative agreement for up to $14,500,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2022 Economic Support Funds (ESF) will be awarded, subject to Congressional approval, Department approval of the public-private partnership, and availability of funds. The initial period of performance for the award will be for 36 months. Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

5) Application

Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST), on 30 JUNE 2023 on https://www.grants.gov/ or SAMS Domestic (https://mygrants.servicenowservices.com) under the announcement title “ End Plastic Pollution International Collaborative (EPPIC) Public-Private Partnership,” funding opportunity number “SFOP0009701”.


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