Boston, MA, 15 July 2015 — Across North America, countless active community groups are tackling environmental challenges close to home. The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is calling on local hands-on organizations to apply for a new C$1,325,000 grant program endorsed by the CEC Council at its 22nd annual session on July 15, 2015.
The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) grant program is designed to support non-profit nongovernmental organizations in Canada, Mexico and the United States that work with local communities to create a shared sense of responsibility for stewardship of the environment. For 2015–2016, the CEC Council has agreed that the focus of the NAPECA proposals is Sustainable Communities/Urban Initiatives.
What are the key dates for 2015 grants?
26 August 2015 - CLOSED
Selection of successful grant applicants
late October 2015
Official grants announcement
first week of December2015
We encourage you to create a NAPECA account and get acquainted with the online application system well in advance of the deadline for submitting proposals.
Steps to submit your proposal
If, for some reason, you cannot apply using the online system or if you are encountering difficulties with it, please contact us and our staff will be happy to assist you in completing the application process.
Recognizing that ecosystems do not follow political boundaries but rather often cross state, provincial and national borders, and that individual investments made by each country can achieve greater success if a shared sense of responsibility and stewardship for the environment across North America is developed, the Parties, through the CEC, established a grant program, the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) in 2010.
NAPECA is intended to support a flexible and diverse set of project types that will improve access to resources provided by the Parties through the CEC for smaller, more hands-on organizations and that build partnerships at the community level with a focus on sustainable communities and urban initiatives.
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|2. Adopt a Rancher||02/06/2014|
|3. The K’omoks and Squamish Estuaries — A Blue Carbon Pilot Project||02/10/2014|
|4. Youth Water Education and Monitoring Project||02/10/2014|
|5. Improving Community-Scale Feces Waste Treatment (CSFWT) in Arctic North America||02/07/2014|
|5. The Lake Erie Shoreline Project||02/10/2014|
|6. Sol Not Coal: Leveraging Solar Energy to Strengthen Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations||02/10/2014|
|7. Proyecto Playas Limpias de Tijuana y Rosarito / Baja California Border Region Beach Water Quality||02/10/2014|
|8. Developing a Carbon Reduction Methodology through Backyard Gardening||02/06/2014|
|9. Pilot Project for a GHG Emissions Reduction Initiative via a Student Competition in South Miami, FL||02/10/2014|
|11. Integration of edible greens into the production chain to ensure food security in the Sierra Tarahumara||02/07/2014|
|12. Community Improvement of Sanitation, Farm, Tourism and Ecological Services for Sustainable Development in the Hñahñü Indigenous Community of El Alberto, Ixmiquilpan (Hidalgo, Mexico)||02/07/2014|
|13. Strengthening Community Ties for Environmental Health and Sustainability||02/07/2014|
|14. Rural Schools in the Texcoco Mountain Zone, Toward Sustainability||02/07/2014|
|15. Local capacity building to apply alternative technologies and training on sustainable water management and biological conservation||02/07/2014|
|16. Reduction of Pollution from Waste Cooking Oil and Biodiesel Utilization in Communities of the Municipality of Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco||02/10/2014|
|17. Reinforced concrete tanks for rainwater catchment in the Municipality of San Lucas Quiaviní in the State of Oaxaca||02/10/2014|