Please follow the guidance below:
- This call for proposals is for large grants between US $20,000 and US $150,000.
- Only Libya and Algeria are eligible for this call.
- Only Strategic Directions 1 and 3 are eligible for this call.
- Only one Strategic Direction can be covered in each letter of inquiry.
- Applicants can submit more than one letter of inquiry.
- Applications can be made in English and French.
- Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
- The deadline for LOIs is 28th February 2013
All applicants must use this Letter of Inquiry template: http://cepf.net/Documents/cepf.loi.doc
Completed LOIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: email@example.com
The focus of this call will be on the following themes:
- Capacity building activities for local and community based organizations contributing to biodiversity conservation of eligible KBAs in Algeria and Libya;
- Public awareness and sensitization to harmful practices and to the urgent need to contribute to biodiversity conservation of eligible KBAs in Algeria and Libya;
- Provision of training sessions to assist civil society groups in designing project ideas and developing proposals that contribute to the achievement of objectives specified in the ecosystem profile;
- Development of integrated coastal zone management initiatives including a vision for ecotourism projects and pilot activities that would be feasible in Algeria and Libya (Strategic Direction 1);
- Activities designed to set up formal or informal protection mechanisms for the KBAs, such as the establishment of new protected areas and promotion of improved management of existing protected areas by developing and implementing sustainable management plans (Strategic Direction 3); and
- Initiatives aimed at establishing formal or informal partnerships (Strategic Direction 1 and 3).
Receipt of the application will be acknowledged by e-mail, and it will be forwarded to the appropriate team member. Applicants will be contacted thereafter as to how to proceed.
Submission of the LOI initiates the application review process. Based on the information contained within the LOI, CEPF and the RIT will perform an initial screening. Applicants that meet all of the eligibility criteria and whose LOIs most closely respond to the Investment Priorities covered by the call will be invited to submit a Full Proposal, respond to a Financial Questionnaire (the necessary forms and guidance will be provided to these applicants), and, if needed, demonstrate the project’s compliance with CEPF’s safeguard policies. The RIT will assist applicants complete the full proposal and provide the necessary supporting documents.
Applicants should expect to receive a decision on whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal within 2 months from the close of the period for the submission of the LOI.
For successful applicants, the whole process from submission of the full proposal to signing of the grant agreement typically requires a further 2 to 4 months.
Additional information and guidance on how to apply are available on the CEPF website related page: www.cepf.net/grants/apply