The Call for Submission of Proposals, RES-01 (CSP) is RESEMBID’s vehicle to facilitate submission and approval of non-COVID-19-related projects by stakeholders, addressing the three thematic priority areas: resilience, sustainable energy, and marine biodiversity, contributing to the RESEMBID overall objective of advancing sustainable human development in the Caribbean OCTs. The CSP follows customary good grant and procurement practices widely recognised as a standard in the field, and applied by major donors and international financial institutions. The purpose of the process is to ensure equitable right of access and award for all eligible entities, whilst enabling maximum transparency throughout the process, thus providing also required accountability, a central principle of all EU-funded projects.
From the outset RESEMBID has been firmly committed to ensuring that, whilst remaining broadly strategically coherent within the agreed framework of the Programme, its projects would be anchored in and driven by local priorities and the specific circumstances of each OCT. In this connexion, for this Call, RESEMBID also applies a demand-driven, bottom-up approach, identifying initiatives and actions on a rolling basis in line with current OCT priorities.
Legal entities established in an eligible country, such as governmental/public authorities, civil society organisations, international, regional and sub-regional organisations, educational institutions, private and social enterprises, are eligible to submit grant requests. Requests may be submitted for amounts and time periods in the following range minimum € 100,000 and maximum: € 1,500,000; minimum 6 months and maximum 24 months. In all cases, proposed actions must complete implementation by 30 June 2023. Projects must take place in one or more of the 12 Caribbean OCTs where RESEMBID is carried out and be endorsed by the respective RESEMBID National Focal Point(s).
Submission of the concept notes and project documents is on a rolling basis, with 31 March 2022 being a cut-off date.