Funding/Contract Mechanisms

Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ)

The STARR II IDIQ—managed by the E3/Land and Urban Office—is a $650 million, multi-faceted field support mechanism available for field Missions and other USAID Offices and Bureaus to buy in to for activities through July 2025. STARR II is designed to provide short- and long-term technical assistance to improve land tenure, property rights, and resource governance through targeted interventions or integrated activities in support of broader development objectives.

Given the cross-cutting nature of property rights and resource governance issues, Task Orders under STARR II can cover a wide variety of sectors, including: food security, economic growth, conflict mitigation and management, democracy and governance, environment and natural resource management, artisanal and small-scale mining, and key self-reliance issues, such as domestic resource mobilization and women’s economic empowerment.

Key IDIQ Contract Facts
  • Ceiling: $650 Million
  • Period of Performance: July 20, 2018 – July 19, 2025
  • Available for Mission Buy-in: Yes
  • Geographic Scope: Global
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Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) Program

The Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) program—managed by the E3/Land and Urban Office—is a broad, multi-faceted field support mechanism available for field Missions and USAID/Washington operating units to buy into for activities through July 2021, with options years extending to July 2023. ILRG can provide short- and long-term technical assistance, analytical services, and field implementation across four areas of support:

  1. Support the development of progressive and inclusive land and resource laws and policy;
  2. Assist policy implementation, including clarifying, documenting, registering, and administering rights to land and resources;
  3. Support the capacity of local institutions to improve equitable and secure land and resource tenure; and
  4. Facilitate responsible land-based investment that creates optimized outcomes for communities, investors, and the public.
Key Contract Facts
  • Ceiling: $26 Million
  • Period of Performance: July 2018 – July 2021 (plus 2 option years to July 2023)
  • Available for Mission Buy-in: Yes
  • Competitive procurement required for new activities: No
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Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL) Program

The CEL contract—managed by the E3/Land and Urban Office—is a broad, multi-faceted support mechanism available for field Missions and USAID/Washington operating units to buy into for activities through May 2023. CEL can provide short- and long-term technical assistance, analytical services, and field implementation across six primary domains:

  1. Evaluations – from simple performance evaluations to complex, rigorous impact evaluations
  2. Research – both primary research and secondary, desk research
  3. Assessments – targeted assessments available from subject matter experts across a wide varietyof disciplines
  4. Pilots – limited on-the-ground implementation of field activities to test promising approaches ortechnologies
  5. Communications and Knowledge Management – strategic communications planning, digitalstorytelling, website management, and support for knowledge sharing events and webinars
  6. Training – including in-person and online training programs and workshops
Key Contract Facts
  • Ceiling: $23.9 Million
  • Period of Performance: May 2018 – May 2023
  • Available for Mission Buy-in: Yes
  • Competitive procurement required for new activities: No
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Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) Program

The Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) program—managed by the E3/Land and Urban Office (LU)—is USAID’s flagship project for addressing complex development challenges in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. The program has a primary focus on diamonds in the Central African Republic, but is designed to provide on-demand short-term technical assistance to any USAID Mission and Operating Unit (OU) on development challenges associated with ASM. An objective of AMPR is to improve USAID programming through increased understanding of the linkages between artisanal and small-scale mining and key development issues.

Key Contract Facts
  • Ceiling: $9.9 Million
  • Period of Performance:  September 2018 – September 2021 (Plus 2 option years to September 2023)
  • Available for Mission Buy-in: Yes
  • Competitive procurement required for new activities: No
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