Call For Porposal

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (Eba) Facility’s Second Call for Proposals

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The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), through its Ecosystem- based Adaptation Facility (EbA Facility), is seeking applications for projects that utilize Ecosystem-based Adaptation approaches to assist in climate change adaptation efforts within the marine and coastal zones of the insular Caribbean.

Around ten to thirteen million USD could be allocated under this Second Call for Proposals, depending on the number and quality of proposals. The Facility will distribute grants from US$250,000 up to US$2 million, directly to local, national, regional and international institutions, including civil society organizations, government agencies, universities & research organizations, and community-based organizations in eligible countries.

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How to Apply

A two-step application process will be followed:

Applicant organizations must complete the Concept note template (English, French, Spanish). It is recommended that the Concept Note Template is followed and completed fully. The Concept Note template has instructions on what is expected from the projects and indicates important references, such as the EbA Facility Logical Framework

Concept Notes will be accepted in English, Spanish and French. Full proposals after the concept selection phase will only be accepted in English. Funding to cover the cost of translation to English can be made available to applicants selected to submit full proposals as part of a project preparation grant mentioned below. The applicants must submit Concept Notes and other required attachments to the EbA Facility, through all the following emails: secretariat@caribbeanbiodiversityfund.org and jsingh@caribbeanbiodiversityfund.org 

Deadline for application: 31 May 2020 at 23:59 UTC-5

Concept Notes received after this time will be rejected.

Full proposals after the concept selection phase will only be accepted in English. Funding to cover the cost of translation to English can be made available to applicants selected to submit full proposals as part of a project preparation grant explained in the Call for Proposals Document.

Timeline

* Dates are approximate and subject to revision
May 31, 2020
Submission of Concept Notes
July 31, 2020
Decision on selection of Concept Notes
October 15, 2020
Submission of Full Proposals
December 15, 2020
Decision on selection of Full Proposals to be awarded
January 31, 2021
Grant agreement signature

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we submit a concept note without the financial audit or will we be disqualified for not meeting that requirement, even though we have a promise of audit?

    You will need to provide audited financial statements at the concept note stage as described in the Call for Proposals to be qualified for consideration. As identified in the concept note template, Government Ministries are exempt from this requirement where separate audited financial statements are not produced.

  • Can we delete the whole tabular format of the concept note template provided. I have seen a previous submission that made it through the first round, and it was without the tabular format?

    The preference is that you use the tabular format represented in the concept note template.

  • Can we submit potential project sites and then select the specific site during project implementation?

    It is expected that your site(s) is very specific in the concept note stage and does not change later in the process.

  • Would the EbA Facility accept a proposal for a regional project that would serve the coasts of the Central American Caribbean?

    The EBA Facility currently only finances projects in the insular Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Thus, the Central American Caribbean is not eligible for an EbA Facility Grant.

  • If we cover a number of geographies within the country and address several EbAs at the seascape scale, would it be possible to apply for a larger grant?

    Grants would generally range from US $250,000 to US $2 million, with some exceptions for larger grants involving multi-country/regional projects. National projects have a USD 2 million ceiling.