Component Three of the Green Climate Fund Enhanced Direct Access Project has been launched here, allowing access of up to $US250,000 grant funding to strengthen climate resilience in communities.
Five components of the Enhanced Direct Access Project will be implemented in Dominica. Component three which was the focus of today’s ceremony, will give community-based organizations, NGO and civil society groups access to grants to undertake community projects promoting resilience to droughts, floods and hurricanes. Hilda Kelshall is the Country Coordinator of the Enhanced Direct Access Project.
The Call for proposals for community adaptation projects has been issued as of today for up to $US250,000 per project.
Successful applicants will receive a small preparation grant – a maximum of $US5,000 to develop the full proposal with supporting documents.
The Green Climate Fund approved financing for the Enhanced Direct Access project in March 2018, after Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Grenada presented a joint funding proposal.
The Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization and Kalinago Upliftment is the executing agency for the EDA project activities here.
Minister of Environment, Rural Modernization and Kalinago Upliftment Cozier Frederick