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U.S. Department of State — Clean and Advanced Energy Investment Accelerator

The U.S. Department of State announces a funding opportunity for a cooperative agreement entitled “Clean and Advanced Energy Investment Accelerator (CAEIA)”. CAEIA aims to remove barriers to the deployment of clean and advanced energy policy in developing countries and to enable and mobilize funding for the deployment of renewable and other advanced energy sources. CAEIA will support a limited number of developing countries that may include Vietnam, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, and Kenya. Projects can request up to US$641,975 for 36 months. Eligibility is limited to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations, businesses, and educational institutions. The closing date for applications is 25 June 2018. View grant opportunity

U.S. Department of State — Protecting Forests

The U.S. Department of State announces a funding opportunity for activities under the “Protecting Forests, Sourcing Responsibly” project. Projects should focus on actively developing and implementing REDD+ programs to meet climate and conservation goals as well as reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and improve rural livelihoods in developing countries. Projects may request up to US$740,740 for 36 months. Eligibility is limited to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations and educational institutions. The closing date for applications is 25 June 2018. Find details

U.S. Department of State — Reducing Marine Litter

The U.S. Department of State seeks proposals for projects that use environmentally sustainable waste management and/or reduce the amount of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear. Four grants of up to US$246,875 each will be awarded for work that will support efforts that help prevent marine litter from entering the ocean. Eligibility is limited to U.S and international non-profit organizations and educational institutions. The closing date for applications is 29 June 2018. Find the announcement

U.S. Department of State — Sustainable Seafood in the Pacific Islands

The U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to support Pacific Islands businesses in the fisheries/seafood sector to adopt sustainable and inclusive practices. The submitted program should leverage U.S. expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment to empower Pacific Islands businesses. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Participants can request up to US$197,500. The closing date for applications is 02 July 2018. Find the announcement

Caterpillar Foundation — Grants for Environment and Basic Needs

Internationally, the Caterpillar Foundation has supported projects in tropical forest conservation and afforestation; water and sanitation; food and agriculture; alternative (low-carbon) transportation systems; urban waste recycling; and other themes related to environment and natural resources. The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations such as development NGOs, universities and institutes, foundations, museums, conservation groups, and others. Most grants are in communities where Caterpillar has an active presence. Applicants answer a series of questions about their eligibility in order to apply. More

Earth Journalism Network — Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers Organizational Grant to support the creation of media organizations in the Bay of Bengal region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change. Particular attention should be given to the adaptation needs, challenges, efforts and success stories of vulnerable and marginalized communities. Preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and the like. However, EJN will also consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues. The average grant will be about US$15 thousand for one year. The application deadline is 18 May 2018. More

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

The CEPF seeks letters of inquiry for small grants (less than US$50 thousand) to conserve biodiversity in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. The conservation priorities are stated in the announcement for Strategic Directions 1, 2, and 3 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, universities, private enterprises, and other applicants from civil society. Government enterprises and institutions may be eligible if they can meet special criteria. All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas prior to submitting. The closing date for applications is 23 May 2018. Find the call

European Commission — European Development Fund

The European Union seeks proposals for the program “CSO-RISE – Civil Society Organisations in Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development” to foster the initiatives of the civil society organisations in their capacities to address economic, social and climate-resilient issues through innovative interventions. The proposals presented should cover technologies, economic activities, policies and services in the theme sustainable agriculture. Grants will fall between 1.5 – 2.2 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations located in the European Union or Ghana. The deadline for concept notes is 01 June 2018. For more information, click here

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves — Energy and WASH for Rural Communities

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves welcomes projects for the call “Transform”, addressing the question ‘How can we ensure impactful products reach rural communities?’. The call is for innovative models that open up access to high-impact products for underserved consumers in hard-to-reach rural locations across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The winner receives up to £300 thousand and tailored business support to help solutions scale. Models benefitting women or that are globally replicable are especially welcome. The application deadline is 05 June 2018. Link

United States Government — Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Big Cats Species

The United States Department of State seeks to reduce wildlife trafficking and environmental crimes. Therefore, applications are invited from qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs), educational institutions, and other non-profit qualified organizations for a grant to implement a program to “Combat Trafficking in High Value Wildlife Products from Big Cats”. For the purposes of this NOFO, “big cats” include the following species and all of their subspecies: cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), jaguar (Panthera onca), leopard (Panthera pardus), lion (Panthera leo), puma (Puma concolor), snow leopard (Panthera uncia), and tiger (Panthera tigris). Grants range between US$1 million and US$2 million. The application deadline is 05 June 2018. Details