QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE EbA FACILITY SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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The EbA Facility will publish all questions received and answers provided about the open Call for Proposals, so that all applicants have access to the same information. Check the Call for Proposals information here.

Applications are accepted until April 30th, 2020. Please consult our website at Climate Change for further details on the application process.

February 26th, 2020

 

 

Questions received up to 24 March 2020, inclusive.

We are still receiving questions until 31 March, inclusive

  • Q1: Is it possible to get abstracts and contact details for projects funded under the 1st Call for Proposals in Haiti and the Dominica Republic?

A1: Our two grantees with activities in Haiti are J/P Haitian Relief Organization (contract: Marc Kenson Theus, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the Dominican Institute for Integrated Development (contact: David Luther, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The four grantees with activities in the Dominican Republic are the Centro Agronómico Tropica de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE, contact: Miguel Cifuentes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Fundación REDDOM Rural Economic Development Dominicana (contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Fundación Grupo Puntacana (contact: Jake Kheel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and IDDI (as above).

  • Q2: Are island coalitions (5 NGO/CSOs with MoU) considered an acceptable project applicant?

A2: Consortia are welcome to apply. However, there should be a clearly defined lead agency, the “Applicant Organization”, as detailed in the concept note template. This agency, if successful, would be the responsible contract party.

  • Q3: Will consortia need to have singular money management capacity, or will the collective sum of money managed be assessed?

A3: The money management capacity of the “Applicant Organization”, as the prospective grant holder, will be assessed, as will all relevant experience of other consortia members. The lead agency is responsible that the other consortia members apply proper management of the funds.

  • Q4: What are the limitations for Cuban applicants?

A4: For projects that include Cuba, project proponents (lead agencies) must be US based organizations. These must have experience in implementing projects and other activities in compliance with US Government regulations concerning Cuba. Applicants must include documentation that demonstrates such experience as well as any additional evidence that provides information on internal systems in place to ensure compliance.

  • Q5: Only a few countries are listed as eligible to apply under the CBF EbA Facility Second Call for Proposals. Will any exceptions be made to community based organisations within neighboring Caribbean countries that are not listed on the CBF website?

A5: Eligibility for EbA funding is based on the list of low and middle income countries that are eligible for Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), as identified by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) (DAC-List-of-ODA-Recipients-for-reporting-2020-flows.pdf). Additional Caribbean countries may receive support through their participation in multi-country projects. Multi-country projects are projects involving activities in more than one country, and the majority of countries (at least three- quarters) must be on the list of eligible countries referenced above. These multi-country projects could benefit the following additional insular countries: The Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago

  • Q6: Will the submission deadline change due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A6: The CBF Secretariat is monitoring the dynamic situation and will discuss the options.  Any change to the deadline that might be decided would be communicated through this website. In the meantime, the deadline of 30 April remains in effect.

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