The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) promotes collaboration among Canada, the USA, and Mexico for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of the North American environment.
The CEC contributes to the implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, which came into force at the same time as the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA). NAPECA makes grants at the grassroots to build healthy communities and ecosystems, to move towards a low-carbon economy, and to advance innovations for environmental progress in the economies of the three countries.
Grants in NAPECA support actions for capacity building; demonstrations; technology transfer; outreach and education; sharing best practices; environmental training; and others.
The program is open to nonprofit organizations located in Canada, the USA, and Mexico – e.g., NGOs, environmental groups, community-based groups, academic institutions, tribal nations, and indigenous peoples and communities.
Most recent grants range from US$30 thousand to US$150 thousand for projects of one to two years.
APPLICATION: NAPECA periodically announces calls for proposals. It requests pre-proposals, and invites full proposals from the best preliminary submissions.
Pre-proposals are submitted in English, French, or Spanish before the calendar deadline.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Latin America and Caribbean: Mexico
The website of CEC-NAPECA is available in English, French, and Spanish.