LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: $1.3 million grant program for environmental community projects

Submit your application online today for NAPECA grants!

Montreal, 20 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.

For more information on the NAPECA grant program and application process visit and register to submit your application online at

Projects of past NAPECA grant recipients have promoted the use of solar energy, provided organic and sustainable food alternatives to indigenous and urban communities, created linkages between indigenous groups to bring about unified solutions to pollution challenges, and engaged 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