CBF EbA Facility’s Third Call for Proposals is Now Open


Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), August 31st, 2021 – The CBF has opened its Third Call for Proposals (3rd CfP), through the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (the EbA Facility). 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.

To date, a total of 17.4 million USD was committed to the implementation of the 16 projects under the first two calls for proposals, with another 4.6 million USD in the pipeline for approved projects.

While the CBF EbA Facility has maintained the open call for proposals approach, it has added two additional features to this 3rd CfP. The territory of Montserrat has been added as a possible beneficiary country, and United Nations agencies have been added to the list of entities which can apply for funding.

The Facility, through its 3rd CfP 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. The EbA Facility resources are composed of a 45 million EUR contribution from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety through KfW.

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. Eligible Caribbean countries and territories are Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Proposals for regional projects are encouraged.

Applications can be submitted until October 31, 2021,at 23:59 UTC-5.

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

Check all the details in the Environmental and Social Risks Management document:

  • Applicants are encouraged to consult the reference document Environmental and Social Risks Management at the CBF’s website to make sure that their Concept Notes are aligned with the CBF’s requirements.

Check the questions & answers about the Call for Proposals here.

Asha-Gaye Cowell
Program Officer, Conservation Finance
Asha-Gaye Cowell is the Conservation Finance Program Officer. She has a diverse academic background, which includes a BSc. Economics and Statistics with first class honors, MSc. International Public and Development Management and a Visiting Fellowship Certification from the University of Oxford where she studied Behavioral Economics along with Strategy and Ethics. Complementing her academic prowess is a cross-section of professional experiences, including work with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), UNECLAC, USAID, the Permanent Missions of Jamaica to the UN, among others. With extensive civic involvement, volunteerism, and strategic partnerships, Asha is very passionate about leadership, international and regional development, economics, youth and climate change.

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