The Natural Infrastructure for Caribbean Resilience (NICaR) Program – funded by the U.S. Department of State – is accepting proposals from non-profit organizations and academic institutions for forest, mangrove, and landscape restoration projects that increase green infrastructure and forest cover, reduce forest carbon emissions and enhance sequestration, and provide environmental and livelihood benefits to increase climate resilience.
Successful projects will emphasize one or more of the following thematic areas 1) mangrove restoration; 2) upland forest restoration; 3) post-natural disaster landscape restoration; 4) fire management, and 5) urban resilience to climate change. All project proposals must benefit one or more of the following nations: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
As this is a small grant program, proposals should not exceed $65,000.
USFS welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations, public international organizations, private, public, or state institutions of higher education, communities and civil 2 society organizations. Organizations that have not previously received funding from the U.S. government are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in applying for funding, please submit a concept note and proposed project budget using the attached budget template to USFSCaribbean@gmail.com The deadline for sending the required documents is May 24, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.
Download the Concept Note for more information and the Budget Template: