Call for Proposals: Helping Your Community Adapt to Extreme Events

Funder Name or Agency: Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Funding Amount: $124000
Deadline: September 6, 2019
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The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is accepting applications for projects to fund under the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA). Proposals are due by 6 September 2019 and projects will start in November 2019.

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:

  1. Focus on enhancing your 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;
  2. Include a complete implementation plan that identifies actors, actions, beneficiaries , goals, measurable objectives and results;
  3. 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;
  4. May be replicable and/or scalable in other communities or regions;
  5. 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
  6. Leverage other resources to achieve greater impact, replicability and sustainability of the project and its results; and
  7. Are presented on time and through the established process.

Project types can include, but are not limited to, capacity building, pilot projects, transfer of innovative technologies, conducting outreach or education, sharing best practices, communication and preparedness/response process improvements, training environmental and community leaders, engaging youth on environmental activities, reducing risks to the environment.

More information on submitting a proposal is here.