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The objective of this call for proposals is to address priorities for action, identified through management and governance effectiveness assessments (for example, Protected Area Management Effectiveness (PAME) tools including IMET, METT, RAPPAM, Green List, EoH or equivalent; or Protected Area Governance Evaluation (PAGE) tools including SAPA, GAPA, SAGE), to improve the management and governance of protected and conserved areas, and the sustainable use of natural resources and livelihoods of surrounding local communities.

Before you consider applying and start your application, you are strongly advised to read carefully the Guidelines for Applicants. This document includes everything you need to know about the BIOPAMA Small Technical Grants 2022.

Key information:

TYPE OF CALL: Please note that this is a Small Technical Grant call, with a one-step application process. All applicants are invited to submit a Full Application before the deadline.

DEADLINE: The deadline to submit applications to this call for proposals is 30 September 2022 at 23.59 GMT+1.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their proposal a few hours before the call deadline to anticipate any potential technical issues.

SIZE OF THE GRANTS: Grant size can vary from a minimum of 50,000 EUR to a maximum of 100,000 EUR. No co-funding is necessary from the applicant.

DURATION OF THE GRANT: The duration of the project should be maximum 12 months. Projects must end on, or before 30 September 2024.

LOCATION OF THE ACTIVITIES: This call for proposal is opened for the following countries located in the Caribbean only:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Applications from any country located outside of this geographical region will be automatically rejected.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted through the BIOPAMA Action Component grants management portal (app.biopama.org). Create your account and or login.

ELIGIBILITY OF ACTIVITIES:

To be eligible, activities must:

  • address clearly formulated priorities identified through the use of a quantitative diagnostic tool (i.e. a protected area management or governance assessment – PAME/PAGE) in terms of protected and conserved areas management and governance, sustainable use of natural resources and livelihoods of surrounding local communities;
  • be consistent with the BIOPAMA action component objectives;
  • enable sharing of project data and information with the relevant BIOPAMA regional observatory, as relevant. This will be included in the grant contract.

Useful documents

The templates of the technical application and project budget are shared on this page for information. Only the applications submitted through the BIOPAMA Action Component Grants management portal (app.biopama.org) will be considered.

Small Technical Grant proposals submitted in response to this call must include indicators in line with the BIOPAMA Indicators List.