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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) — Biodiversity Conservation in Myanmar

CEPF will make grants in Myanmar to support Strategic Directions 4 and 6 for conservation of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot.  Letters of inquiry are invited from NGOs, community groups, private companies, and other civil society organizations.  Applicants for large grants (over US$20 thousand) need to apply in English, using the template provided in the announcement. The closing date is 17 August 2016. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) — Small Grants for the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

CEPF invites letters of inquiry from NGOs, community groups, private companies, and other civil society organizations for small grants (up to US$20 thousand) in all countries of the Indo-Burma Hotspot. The eligible countries are Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applicants can apply in English or in local languages (Burmese, Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, or Vietnamese) using the template provided in the announcement. The closing date is 17 August 2016. Link

European Commission (EC) — Support for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Algeria

The EC will make grants to strengthen organizational and operational capacity for fisheries and aquaculture in Algeria. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, public agencies, local authorities, cooperatives, enterprise groups, etc., in European countries and Algeria. International organizations are also eligible. Grants will range from €50 thousand to €500 thousand, varying by objectives (lots) and cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/152641/DD/ACT/DZ. The closing date for applications is 18 September 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Capacity Building for Tun Mustapha Park

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur seeks proposals to develop a compliance assessment, conduct training, and launch pilot projects for the newly-gazetted Tun Mustapha marine park in northern Sabah, Malaysia.  Applications are invited from non-profit organizations in the USA, as well as from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in other countries (e.g., Malaysia). The funding is up to US$250 thousand for one grant. Funding Opportunity S-MY300-16-GR-TMP. The application deadline is 30 July 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Marine Protected Areas and Ocean Conservation

The U.S. Department of State will fund projects in marine protected areas and reduced nutrient pollution affecting coastal waters. Grants in Category 1 will strengthen compliance capacity for marine protected areas in the Bahamas, Belize, Honduras, and Panama. Grants in Category 2 will fund projects to more effectively manage marine protected areas in Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, and Tanzania. Grants in Category 3 will aim to reduce nutrient pollution in waterways, coastal waters, and the ocean. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the USA and other countries, and from public international organizations. Funding Opportunity OES-OTI-16-005.  The closing date for applications is 01 August 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Cleaner Production in Central America

In support of its trade agreement with the region, the U.S. government offers funding to promote cleaner production practices and technologies in micro, small, and medium enterprises of Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs, limited liability companies, educational institutions, and public international organizations. Grants will range from US$250 thousand to US$300 thousand. Funding Opportunity OES-OTE-16-007. The application deadline is 18 July 2016. Link

MacArthur Foundation — 100 Million Dollars to Help Solve a Critical Problem

The MacArthur Foundation announces “100&Change” as a competition to award US$100 million that addresses a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The competition is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere in the world. Applicants must identify the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations can apply, subject to eligibility rules. The competition will not accept applications from individuals or government agencies. Participants in the competition must register by 02 September 2016. Link

Global Climate Change Alliance — Global Learning Event in Support of COP21

The European Commission announces its global event, “Innovative and Effective Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Other Post-COP21 Agreement Priorities,” scheduled for three days in September 2016. The event in Brussels will explore how experience on the ground influences policy development and vice-versa through discussion of four specific topics. The conference organizers invite proposals on these topics from EU Delegation representatives; implementing partners; governmental bodies; and non-state actors from academia, NGOs, and the private sector. Travel support will be provided to selected presenters, subject to individual arrangements. The deadline for one-page concept notes is 15 June 2016.  Link

FIRE Africa — ICT for African Development

The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa) promotes innovative online solutions to Africa’s needs in education, information, infrastructure, and communication. FIRE Africa can support any project that makes use of ICT to solve problems in the field. For example, previous winners include several organizations working in agriculture. Eligibility to apply extends to private and public organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for periods of 12-16 months. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Link

Belgian Development Agency (BTC) — Fair and Sustainable Trade in Precious Metals

BTC’s program in Trade for Development offers grants to improve the market access of organizations that are committed to fair and sustainable trade, including trade in precious metals. Among other objectives, project activities include the reduction of negative environmental impacts of mining and metals extraction. Grants ranging from €50 thousand to €100 thousand are available to private nonprofit and private for-profit organizations (if composed of 50% or more cooperative producers) in the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ecuador, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Rwanda,Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 10 July 2016. Link