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CEC announces 2019 Call for Proposals “Helping Your Community Adapt to Extreme Events”

CEC announces 2019 Call for Proposals “Helping Your Community Adapt to Extreme Events”


Deadline: 6 September 2019

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is accepting applications for projects to fund under the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA).

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The CEC is calling for initiatives that focus on enhancing the capacity of communities to prepare, respond and adapt to extreme events, such as drought, floods, wildfires and extreme temperatures, and advance community-level actions that have the opportunity to contribute to, or benefit from, the CEC’s work on preparedness and resilience to extreme events.

The NAPECA grant process will support projects that:

  • Focus on enhancing community’s ability to prepare, respond and adapt to extreme events. The community work may be able to benefit from CEC’s work on extreme events or contribute community expertise and best practices in preparedness, response and resilience to enhance the CEC work on this topic across North America;
  • Include a complete implementation plan that identifies actors, actions, beneficiaries, goals, measurable objectives and results;
  • Achieve tangible and measurable positive environmental results whether such results benefit species, ecosystems, sustainable development or community preparedness/resilience. Results must occur within the timeframe of NAPECA support;
  • May be replicable and/or scalable in other communities or regions;
  • Create formal or informal partnerships or collaborations among relevant stakeholders, such as the different levels of government, local or indigenous communities, academia, non-governmental organizations, and private sector within the North American region
  • Leverage other resources to achieve greater impact, replicability and sustainability of the project and its results; and
  • Are presented on time and through the established process.

Funding Information

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  • Projects are funded for a maximum duration of 12 (twelve) months.
  • The CEC encourages applicants to submit proposals up to C$165,000 and will consider additional funds (where available) for exceptional projects.
  • The CEC recognizes that a project can have a great impact at a low cost; therefore, no minimum grant amount has been established.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants are any entity which is incorporated as a non-profit organization in Canada, Mexico or the United States. Examples of eligible applicants include nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), environmental groups, community-based associations, academic institutions, tribal nations, and indigenous peoples and communities. Applicants must be located in Canada, Mexico, or the United States.
  • NAPECA does not support businesses, private individuals, or municipal, provincial/state, territorial and federal governments. However, proposals from qualified organizations partnering with the private sector or local government entities are eligible. Additionally, NAPECA grants cannot be used to support potential applicants who are currently receiving or applying for funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada for their proposed projects.

How to Apply

  • A maximum of one application per organization per country will be considered.
  • Applicants can apply online via the given website.

For more information, please visit http://www.cec.org/our-work/napeca

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