Offer: Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program (JPO) - Closing date: May 15, 2013 (before 5:30pm EST)
Call for innovative proposals to support communities and vulnerable groups.
The Japan Special Fund (JSF) was established in 1988 to finance untied, nonreimbursable technical cooperation in all IDB borrowing member countries. The JSF is the largest trust fund at the Bank, and it supports the preparation and implementation of IDB projects, as well as stand-alone projects, which are in line with the Bank's Country Strategy Papers. Eligible sectors are health, education, nutrition, water and sanitation, social development, the environment, natural disasters prevention and civil society.
The Japanese Trust Funds have been a major IDB-Japan partnership effort and contribution to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. Resources from the Japanese Trust Funds have been consistently targeted to support small and low-income countries in the social sectors, the environment, infrastructure, and productive activities.
The IDB-managed Japanese Trust Funds include the following: (1) Japan Special Fund; (2) Japan Special Trust Fund for Consultancy Services; and (3) Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program (JPO).
The Call for Proposals from Civil Society Organizations of Community-Based Development Projects is specifically related to the IDB-JPO’s Community Based Program. The IDB-JPO has a proven track record in implementing community-based development projects in a number of sectors, in numerous countries, and with many local community development organizations. Since 2001, the IDB-JPO has funded over 138 projects for approximately USD. 45 million.
How to Apply
The application reception system allows you to:
1. create a user registration;
2. complete the information regarding your proposal and upload the required documents (in PDF format);
3. save your information so you can complete your proposal at your convenience;
4. submit your proposal once all of the required information has been completed, including the documents (please enter the “Submit your Application” button). The system will send you an automated email with a code confirming the reception of your proposal, if you do not receive one, please check if your proposal was properly submitted in the system.
> Please review all the documents listed here carefully. They contain important information to ensure that your proposal is eligible and ready for submission:
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> The following documents must be uploaded to the system in order for the submission to be finalized:
Template (Can be completed in either Spanish or English; Should not exceed 9 pages in length, 11 font)
Project Synopsis (Should be completed only in English)
Copy of organization’s proof of legal registration in one of the IBD’s member countries
Copy of the organization’s bylaws
Audited financial statements for past two years, including management report and footnotes that accompany the financial statements.
Two reference letters that describe execution capacity of an executed projects and
CVs of the technical coordinator for the proposed project.
All the documents must be submitted through the online system before 5:30pm US Eastern Standard Time on May 15, 2013