Saturday, 12 May 2012

Energy Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)-Regional Energy Competition

The U.S. Embassy in San José, Costa Rica seeks grant / cooperative agreement proposals in amounts of no less than $100,000 up to a maximum of $250,000 from organizations interested in promoting clean energy in Central America and the Caribbean. The Embassy reserves the right not to award any funds based on the quality of the proposals received.

Competitive proposals will lay out a plan for taking a best practice or new technology in the field of clean energy and / or energy efficiency to the next phase of deployment. From a project management perspective, a competitive proposals will include an effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.

If possible, the committee will select at least one project from each of two dimensions outlined in section IV of this request for proposals; Technical aspects proposals should specifically address at least one of the four themes described in the section, “Proposal Themes.” If possible, the committee will select at least one proposal with a geographic focus in Central America and one in the Caribbean.

Eligible applicants are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit organizations (NPOs). Grants and / or Cooperative Agreements will be awarded directly to the organization. NGOs and NPOs must provide documentation of legal status with the proposal. After the Grants Officer determines grant and / or cooperative agreement recipients, based on the recommendations of a diverse review committee, selected organizations may be subject to an audit of financial accounting systems and procedures before receiving US government funds.

NGOs and NPOs are encouraged to include some form of partnership with a public or private institution, which may participate in-kind (human capital, facilities, equipment, etc.) or with financial support. While financial cost sharing or matching is not a minimum requirement, a successful partnership will be a factor in evaluating proposals’ competitiveness.

For more information, visit and search Funding Opportunity No. number.ECPA-2012-1
Deadline- June 4, 2012

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