Thursday, May 23, 2013

Call for Project Concept Papers for Global Environment Facility Small Grant Program


The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) is accepting Project Concept Papers requesting grant funding for community projects that meet the relevant Country Program Strategy and addresses at least one of the following Environment Focal Areas: 

a)      biodiversity conservation and sustainable use,
b)     climate change mitigation and adaptation,
c)      protection of international waters,
d)     prevention of land degradation/sustainable land management, and
e)      elimination of persistent organic pollutant (POPs).

Eligible Recipients:
a)       Any non-government organization, community-based organization/group, or community in the FSM that is chartered OR if not chartered, have evidence of legitimacy.

  1. Full Grants are up to US$50,000 (average $20,000) for projects of 1-3 years duration (preferably 2 years).  
  2. Planning Grants - proponents may apply for a grant of up to US$2,000 to use in assisting them to develop a full project proposal.  This Planning Grant is subject to approval of Concept Papers.

How to Apply:
  1. Contact the Programme Assistant (see address below) to obtain a Project Concept Format, the general criteria, and other relevant documents.
  2. Fill out the 3-page Project Concept Paper and submit to the Programme Assistant anytime.
  3. If Project Concept Paper is approved, Proponent is then asked to submit a full Proposal.
  4. We highly encourage all concept proposals to be submitted electronically as much as possible per concept format.

Project Concept Paper Submission:
Project Proponents can submit Project Concept Papers AT ANY TIME.  Reviews of Concepts are usually done quarterly but can be more frequent depending on number of Concepts received.  Project Concept Papers must be submitted WITH ALL ATTACHMENTS to the appropriate contact below before they can be reviewed.

If you have questions, please contact the following:

Ms. Jo Lynne Gallen
P. O Box 2466
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941
Telephone Number: (691) 320-4192

You may also copy Patterson K. Shed, email:, phone: (691) 320-4192

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