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Commission for Environmental Cooperation: North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action

Deadline: September 6, 2019

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) established the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) to engage and partner with local and indigenous communities, academia, and non-governmental organizations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to promote a shared responsibility and stewardship for the environment. The CEC encourages innovation and flexibility which promotes model environmental initiatives that will help build long term partnerships which improve environmental conditions at the community level.

NAPECA grants will support initiatives that: 1) focus on enhancing the capacity of communities to prepare, respond, and adapt to extreme events, such as drought, floods, wildfires, and extreme temperatures; and 2) advance community-level actions that have the opportunity to contribute to, or benefit from, the CEC’s work on preparedness and resilience to extreme events.

Project types can include, but are not limited to, capacity building, pilot projects, transfer of innovative technologies, conducting outreach or education, sharing best practices, communication and preparedness/response process improvements, training environmental and community leaders, engaging youth on environmental activities, and reducing risks to the environment.

Amount: Grants will generally range up to $165,000 Canadian Dollars.

Eligibility: Any entity which is incorporated as a non-profit organization in Canada, Mexico, or the United States. Examples of eligible applicants include nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), environmental groups, community-based associations, academic institutions, tribal nations, and indigenous peoples and communities.

Link: http://www.cec.org/our-work/napeca

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