Call For Porposal

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

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The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), through its Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (EbA Facility), is requesting project concept notes with a focus on EbA actions that help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies.

Around ten to fifteen million USD could be allocated under this Third Call for Proposals, depending on the number and quality of proposals. The EbA Facility will distribute grants from USD250,000 up to USD2 million, directly to local, national, regional and international institutions, including civil society organizations, government agencies, universities & research organizations, community-based organizations, and United Nations agencies in eligible countries and territories.

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How to Apply

A two-step application process will be followed:

Applicant organizations must complete the Concept Note template. 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 and the document on Environmental and Social Risk Management. 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 October 2021 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
August 31, 2021
Posting of 3rd Call for Proposals
September 30, 2021
Deadline for Questions on EbA 3rd Call for Proposals
October 31, 2021
Deadline for submission of Concept Notes
January 31, 2021
Decision on selection of Concept Notes and invitation to selected applicants to submit Full Proposals
April 15, 2022
Deadline for submission of Full Proposals
June 15, 2021
Decision on selection of Full Proposals to be awarded
July 31, 2022
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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.