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(Closed) Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Call for Proposal || Deadline: August 20, 2012

With support from the U.S. government, the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (DSD/OAS) announces: A Request for Proposals aimed at strengthening the capacity of Non?Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and community associations in Central America and the Caribbean to build sustainable communities under the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). Grants: 10 to 12 proposals of up to US$50,000 will be funded on a competitive basis. Projects must be implemented within a 12?month timeframe. Who is Eligible to Apply: The Request for Proposals is open to NGOs, community based organizations and academic institutions registered in the Central American and Caribbean member states of the OAS. How to Apply: Send a project proposal no later than August 20th, 2012 to Richard Huber (rhuber@oas.org) and Luisa Fernanda Neira (Lneira@oas.org). Applicants must read and follow all application instructions in the Request for Proposals and the Proposal Template. Scope: Proposals must focus on one of the following priority areas for sustainable community development:
1. Community?based Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

2. Resilience to Natural Disasters

3. Waste management, recycling (including electronic waste) and improved water resource

management

4. Sustainable Transport Solutions Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean

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More information available at: http://www.oas.org/en/sedi/DSD/Biodiversity/Sustainable_Cities/SustainableCommunities.asp

 

Participating Countries: All countries in Central America and the Caribbean

Financing: U.S. Department of State

Context: The imperative of building sustainable cities and communities in the hemisphere was first acknowledged during the First Summit on Sustainable Development in the Americas held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in December 1996. In this context, a Plan of Action was released as one of the main outputs of this Summit. Since that time the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS-DSD) has been working with member states in four areas under the sustainable cities theme: economic development, housing, pollution prevention and environmental protection, and sustainable transport.

Objective: The project will strengthen the capacity of NGOs and community associations in Central America and the Caribbean to build sustainable communities in the context of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).

Description: Through the support of the U.S. Department of State, the DSD will implement a small-grants program in Central America and the Caribbean. With the assistance from a technical review panel – made up of specialized agencies and NGOs with technical expertise in urban development – the DSD will select and fund proposals from local NGOs and community associations of up to US$50,000 awarded on a competitive basis to support sustainable development at the community level.

Who is Eligible to Apply: The Request for Proposals is open to NGOs, community based organizations and academic institutions registered in the Central American and Caribbean member countries of the OAS.

How to Apply: Applicants interested in participating in the project must respond to the Request for Proposals no later than August 20th, 2012. Proposals should be addressed to Richard Huber (rhuber@oas.org) and Luisa Neira (Lneira@oas.org).

Priority Areas: Proposals must focus on one of the following priority areas for sustainable community development:



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