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North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and Mexico Nonprofits and
NGOs for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

Deadline Date:

09/06/19 5:00 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and Mexico nonprofits, NGOs, and groups to help communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters and extreme events. These events may include floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme temperatures.

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 and resilience. Results must occur within the timeframe of NAPECA support
  4. May be replicable and 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160222

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Term of Contract:

Maximum duration from November 2019 to November 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), environmental groups, community-based associations, academic institutions, tribal nations, and indigenous peoples and communities. Grantees must be located in Canada, Mexico, or the United States.

NAPECA does not support businesses, private individuals, municipal, provincial/state, territorial and federal governments. However, proposals from qualified organizations partnering with the private sector or local government are eligible. Additionally, NAPECA will not support potential applicants who are currently receiving or applying for funding from Environment Canada for their proposed projects.

The CEC cannot accept applications from an applicant who is or whose immediate family member(s) is/are:

- An official of a NAAEC Party (i.e., the Government of Canada, the Government of the United States of America, or the Government of the United Mexican States), or who served in that position within the past year;
- An official of the CEC Secretariat or who served in that position within the past year;
- A present or past member (within the past year) of the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC); or
-A present or past member (within the past year) of the domestic advisory committees.

The following projects and activities are not eligible for funding:

- Activities for which the local, state/provincial or federal government is responsible (e.g., construction of roads, bridges, sewage treatment plants);
- Purchase of motor vehicles, property, land;
- Renovations;
- Pursuing legal action;
- Projects dedicated exclusively to planning;
- Projects meant only to beautify an area;
- Lobbying or advocacy;
- Annual or regular organizational events/campaigns;
- Expenses to attend general conferences; and
- Projects implemented outside the territory of the three NAAEC member countries.

The CEC will not fund expenses related to travel in excess of 15 percent of the total grant amount. Also, the CEC will not fund expenses related to overhead and administration (such as rent, telephone, fax, and photocopies) in excess of 15 percent of the total grant amount.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Proposals due: 6 September 2019 (5:00 PM EDT)
- Evaluation of grant applications: September-October 2019
- Official grants announcement: 1 November 2019
- Project implementation begins: November 2019
- Projects maximum end date: 30 November 2020

A maximum of one application per organization per country will be considered.

Press Release: http://www.cec.org/news-and-outreach/press-releases/commission-environmental-cooperation-cec-launches-c15-million-grant-program-adaptation-extreme-events

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cec

Proposals can also be mailed or hand-delivered to the CEC Secretariat offices in Montreal, Canada, but application online is encouraged. The complete mailing address is as follows:
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
700 de la Gauchetière St. West
Montréal, Québec H3B 5M2
Canada

For more information or assistance, contact:
(514) 350-4347
napeca@cec.org

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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