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U.S. Government — Small Grants Program to Address Plastic Pollution

The U.S. Government seeks an implementing partner to develop and manage a small grants program to increase public participation in reducing plastic pollution and improving management of plastic waste across the lifecycle of plastics. The U.S. Government welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit organizations or businesses. The available funding amount is US$642 thousand. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2023. Link

U.S. Department of State — Combating Wildlife Trafficking through Outreach and Awareness

The U.S. Government announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that counter trafficking of endangered and protected species for use in traditional medicine globally. The U.S. Government will mobilize resources, and strengthen operational capacity to combat nature crimes, including wildlife and timber trafficking. The program goal is to engage civil society and/or local NGOs in the prevention of trafficking of endangered and protected species. Funding ranges from US$500 thousand to US$1 million. The closing date for applications is 01 July 2023. Link

U.S. Department of State — Strengthening Sustainable Communities in Panama and Costa Rica

The U.S. Department of State makes grants to incentivize support and help build sustainable communities in Panama and Costa Rica through the development of small to medium-sized business enterprises supported by small business development centers. Track one will focus on developing sustainable tourism for economic development. Track two will focus on workforce development which includes agriculture sectors. The estimated total program funding is US$4.7 million. The closing date for applications is 05 July 2023. Details here

European Commission — Development of Green Energies in Haiti

The European Commission (EC) seeks to reduce Haiti’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. The EC will fund the development and better penetration of renewable energies at the local level. Applicants may request up to €1.6 million in project funding. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 07 July 2023. More information

U.S. Government — Environmental Defenders Capacity Building and Small Grants

The U.S. Government seeks to reduce violence against environmental defenders and protect and advance environmental defenders’ human rights. Applicants must be non-governmental organizations with a track record of working with threatened grassroots environmental defenders. Priority countries include Brazil, Colombia, DRC, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and Vietnam. All projects should aim to have impact that leads to measurable reductions in threats and violence against grassroots organizations. The estimated total program funding is US$4.2 million. The closing date for applications is 13 July 2023. Link

U.S. Government — Countering the Illicit Exotic Pet Trade

The project aims to combat wildlife trafficking across Central and South Asia including India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. The aim is to increase the capacity and ability of governments to identify, interdict, investigate, and prosecute this illegal trade and dismantle the organized crime networks. Awards range from US$300 thousand to US$600 thousand. Eligibility extends to US-based and foreign non-profit organizations and educational institutions. The closing date for applications is 17 July 2023. Details

U.S. Mission to Brazil — Small Grants

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announce an open competition for organizations interested in submitting proposals to organize a comprehensive small grants program. The Embassy supports initiatives that build capacity for groups protecting the environment and working with communities in areas critical to biodiversity and environmental protection. Individuals can apply for grants of up to US$5 thousand, organizations may request up to US$25 thousand. Eligibility extends to individuals, civil society organizations, academic institutions, government institutions, and international organizations. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2023. Know more

Climate and Clean Air Coalition — Reduce short-lived Climate Pollutants

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition launches a call for opportunities to advance national policy and planning to reduce short-lived climate pollutants in 23 countries. The CCAC currently accepts proposals for projects that fulfill specific services requested by partner countries. The estimated funding amount varies by service and country. Only not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by 10 September 2023. Click here

Horizon2020 — Venture Showcase Africa

The African European Digital Innovation Bridge (AEDIB) program is an EU/Horizon2020-funded initiative, aiming to accelerate the growth of African startups with disruptive solutions in Climate Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities, Digital Trade or Clean Tech. Companies get visibility with investors throughout the selection and interview process. Finalists receive mentorship and technical advice directly from the angel investors. Eligibility extends to for-profit companies with a product or service available on the market. At least one of the founders needs to have an African nationality from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, or Uganda. The application period closes 17 May 2023. Link to Venture Showcase

Swedish Research Council — Sustainability and Resilience Research

The Swedish Research Council funds research projects of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in least developed countries. Up to 6 researchers can propose a joint research project. At least one researcher from a least developed or lower middle income country must participate. The grant amount will fall between SEK 400 thousand and SEK 2 million per year for a maximum of 3 years. The closing date for applications is 23 May 2023. Link