Call For Proposal

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Facility’s Fourth Call for Proposals


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

Call for Proposal Closed

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 includes important references, such as the EbA Facility Logical Framework and CBF Environmental and Social Policy and Exclusion List. Concept Notes will be accepted in English, Spanish and French.

Applicants may submit questions to the EbA Facility up to Friday, December 16, 2022 for this Call for Proposals. Questions must be submitted only to the following emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Applicants must ensure that the Concept Note does not exceed seven (7) pages. No word limit is specified but Times New Roman font size 12 must be used throughout the submission and document margins must be maintained.

Applications can be submitted until Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 23:59 UTC-5.

Concept Notes received after this time will be rejected. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their Concept Note at the time of submission.

Check all the details in the Call for Proposals documents available here:

Required Documents
Other Documents (Optional)

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.


* Dates are approximate and subject to revision
November 17, 2022
Posting of 4th Call for Proposals
November 30, 2022
EbA Facility 4th Call for Proposals Webinar—EbA Concept Note Preparation
December 16, 2022
Deadline for Questions on EbA 4th Call for Proposals
January 24, 2023
Deadline for submission of Concept Notes
April 17, 2023
Decision on selection of Concept Notes and invitation to selected applicants to submit Full Proposals
June 26, 2023
Deadline for submission of Full Proposals
August 25, 2023
Decision on selection of Full Proposals to be awarded

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do projects need to address marine or coastal water resources directly through EbA measures or may activities take a broader landscape approach, such as the “ridge to reef” approach?

    This Call for Proposals focuses on improving the management and/or restoration of EbA-supporting marine and coastal zone habitats. Where a ridge to reef approach is being proposed we would expect that the share of EbA supporting coastal/marine habitats will be in the majority of measures of the overall proposal.

  • Our organization has been in existence for two years and has not been audited. The audit is scheduled for next year and we will be able to send the results once it is done. Can we apply with a concept note and deliver the audit reports once they are completed?

    Your organization will only be able to act as lead applicant if it can provide two years of audited statements, which are a compulsory part of the concept note submission package.

  • Are small island developing states or nations eligible for large grants?

    Caribbean SIDS are eligible for large grants. The lead applicant should have a proven track record of managing grants of that size.

  • Can the proposal include multiple intervention categories such as hybrid restoration solutions (green-gray) and community engagement categories? These often need to be integrated to be most effective.

    Yes, in fact an integrated approach is typical for EbA projects.

  • As an Annex, would it be adequate to send a document where we can expand and elaborate on the consortium, the project background and approach, and our proposed team of experts?

    The submission of an Annex is optional and should be kept as succinct as possible.  If the concept note is shortlisted, we will invite a full proposal.  At the full proposal stage, applicants have the opportunity to expand and elaborate on their consortia (if applicable), the project background and approach, and proposed team of experts.

The application was sent!

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your Concept Note