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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I apply for project funding under the Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund?

Proposals are only accepted during the Call for Proposals. To date, all funds have been provisionally allocated. Any future Calls for Proposals will be posted on the websites of numerous entities working in the disaster risk management/environmental management/climate change adaptation arena. You should also follow us on Facebook.

2. Are there projects that CCDRM Fund will not support?

Yes. The CCDRM Fund will not support:

  • emergency humanitarian response
  • on-going administrative expenses such as salaries, rent, phones, etc.
  • contributions to charitable appeals
  • proposals submitted by commercial firms or enterprises
  • research or feasibility studies
  • participation in conferences or workshops
  • funding for conferences or workshops
  • educational scholarships and training awards
  • public education, public awareness, or outreach initiatives
  • project activities that would appear in government estimates and/or normally be funded by the National or Local Governments.

3. Which countries are eligible to participate in the CCDRM Fund?

The CARICOM countries that are eligible to participate in the CCDRM Fund are:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • SurinameTrinidad and Tobago.

4. What is the maximum/minimum grant amount that you Fund?

Priority will be given to projects in the CAD$25,000 to CAD$75,000 range. Projects outside this range may be considered on an exceptional basis. However, requests for project funding cannot exceed CAD$100,000.

5. Are there restrictions on the handling and use of the CCDRMF funds?

The terms and conditions of the CCDRMF grant will be set out in a legally binding Contribution Agreement between the submitting organization and DFATD. The recipient will be required to deposit and hold grant funds in an auditable bank account. Bank statements must be available to DFATD upon request.

An organization that receives a CCDRMF grant will be required to provide narrative and financial progress reports, along with an end-of-project financial statement and narrative report.

The recipient organization should also maintain all necessary records and accounts as required by generally accepted accounting principles for three years after the end of the project. DFATD reserves the right to carry out independent evaluations or audits on any project supported by the CCDRMF up to three years after the end of the project.

6. Can monies from the CCDRM Fund grant be mixed with funds from another donor?

For the purposes of accountability, the grant from the CCDRMF should be used to deliver specific, agreed upon, disaster risk reduction results. These disaster risk reduction results may form a part of a larger initiative as long as the impact of the CCDRMF can be clearly and unambiguously identified. Support will not be provided if it appears that delays, problems, or the non-performance of any other part of the larger initiative will affect the successful outcome of the project supported by the CCDRMF.



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