APPLY NOW: $1.3 million grant program for environmental community projects

Start your application today for the third round of NAPECA grants!

Montreal, 13 August 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 Regular Session on 15 July 2015.

The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) grant program is designed to support nonprofit, 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.

Past NAPECA grant recipients have included projects that promote the use of solar energy, provide organic and sustainable food alternatives to indigenous and urban communities, create linkages between indigenous groups to bring about unified solutions to pollution challenges, and engage citizen participation in water and fish habitat monitoring protocols.

Grant selection criteria have been established to ensure these projects achieve measurable objectives and produce clear and tangible results. These criteria, along with information regarding the application process, are described in the Call for Proposals. The due date for submitting proposals is 26 August 2015.

Visit the NAPECA website and register to submit your application online. For any questions, contact Karen Schmidt, Project Coordinator, North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action, at