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Media Release

We’ll give you 1.4 million reasons to improve the environment in North America

Do you have an idea for an innovative environmental project? Do you know someone who already has an environmental project and requires funding to keep it going? Then this message is for you.

Montreal, 10 August 2011—The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has established a new grant program, the “North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action” (NAPECA), to support communities in their efforts to address environmental problems locally.

The NAPECA program has 1.4 million dollars that will support a broad range of projects from hands-on groups and organizations in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Grant selection criteria have been established to ensure that these projects achieve measurable objectives and deliver clear and tangible results. These criteria, along with information regarding the application process, are described in the Call for Proposals, available online.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Answer this call so that together we can support healthy communities and ecosystems, encourage activities that address climate change through the transition to a low-carbon economy, and advance innovative projects that could assist in greening the economies of the three countries.

Preliminary proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on 22 August 2011. The selected projects and the first round of grants will be announced later this year.

Fill out the online form today and submit your proposals to us. Further details on project submissions, key dates in this process and selection criteria are available at the CEC website.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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