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Chemonics International, under the USAID Climate Finance for Development Accelerator (CFDA), seeks applications in response to the Caribbean Climate Investment Program (CCIP) Annual Program Statement (APS).

CCIP is awarding grants for a broad range of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives that have potential to mobilize private finance. Project developers seeking to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy or energy efficiency technologies, adaptation actions, or natural climate solutions are encouraged to apply. CCIP will consider funding initiatives across 12 Caribbean countries: Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname.

The APS is a competitive two-phase process in which applicants first submit a concept paper (Phase 1) and, if selected, prepare a full proposal and detailed budget (Phase 2). CCIP’s grants mechanism is designed to support small- and medium-sized enterprises that are advancing initiatives with total development costs of no more than $10 million USD. For renewable energy projects, this typically translates to a distributed energy (i.e., non-utility scale) system. Caribbean and other non-US-based organizations may receive up to $1 million USD in grant funding; US-based organizations may receive up to $500,000 USD in grant funding.

Concept papers will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET). Please note that grants will be awarded subject to the availability of funds. Therefore, we urge interested applicants to submit their concept papers as soon as possible!

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to join the Climate Finance Investment Network (CFIN). Managed by CFDA, the CFIN brings together climate finance stakeholders across a diverse set of sectors and emerging and frontier markets to partner with USAID. The objective of the network is to crowd in private sector climate financing through learning, partnership facilitation, and catalytic grants. CFDA will share all full and open solicitations, amendments, answers to questions, and other updates with contacts registered with the CFIN. There is no cost to join the CFIN and membership does not involve any commitment or obligation.