What is NAPECA?
NAPECA seeks to improve environmental conditions at the community, indigenous, local and regional levels.
Supporting Community-Based Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic
For this grant cycle, the CEC is calling for proposals from organizations to support environmental initiatives that help North American communities implement solutions and strengthen their capacities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NAPECA grant program aims to support an equitable, clean, and sustainable recovery in North America by helping communities, particularly the most vulnerable populations, such as some Indigenous peoples and marginalized groups, build back better and become more resilient to future threats.
The 2021-2023 NAPECA grant program supports projects that meet the following criteria:
Focus on implementing measures that will enhance the environment and seek community participation in COVID-19 pandemic recovery actions in an equitable, sustainable, and innovative way.
Include a complete implementation plan that identifies actors, actions, beneficiaries, goals, measurable objectives and results.
Achieve tangible and measurable positive environmental results.
May be replicable and/or scalable in other communities or regions.
Create formal or informal partnerships or collaborations among relevant stakeholders.
Leverage resources to increase the impact, scalability and sustainability of the project results.
Are presented on time and through the established process.
Eligible projects could address topics such as managing discarded personal protective equipment and other pandemic-related waste, reducing habitat loss to conserve biodiversity, improving air quality, improving community support networks for times of crisis, implementing nature-based solutions to increase communities’ resilience, and supporting green economic activities in vulnerable communities.
If you have questions, please contact:
Grant Programs Coordinator