Call for Proposals – Promotion of Rural Economic Development in the Dry Corridor of Honduras

Sponsor

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)

Program

Promotion of Rural Economic Development in the Dry Corridor of Honduras

For More Information

  • View and download the application form directly from the Call for Proposals on the DFATD website.
  • Information posted on the Development section of DFATD’s website, including the Frequently Asked Questions, represents the only official interpretation of the application process.

Description

Projects funded under this call for proposals must contribute to the achievement of the following ultimate outcome:

  • Ultimate outcome: Improved economic well-being of small-scale entrepreneurs and producers in the Dry Corridor, especially women, youth and marginalized people living in poverty.

Projects must also contribute to the achievement of at least one of the two following intermediate outcomes:

  • Intermediate outcome 1: Improved business, technical and/or financing practices by small-scale enterprises, especially those led by or mainly employing women, youth and/or marginalized people living in poverty.
  • Intermediate outcome 2: Increased productivity and sales by small-scale enterprises, especially those led by or mainly employing women, youth and/or marginalized people living in poverty.

Eligibility

  • This call for proposals is open to Canadian, international and local organizations.
  • The applicant and/or University of Guelph must demonstrate at least three years of experience in managing and implementing one or more international development projects in the areas of economic or rural development that produced positive results.
  • The applicant and/or University of Guelph must also have at least three years of experience implementing one or more international development projects in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
  • At least one of the projects managed by the applicant and/or University of Guelph must have had a value of three million dollars ($3,000,000) or more.
  • Only organizations that meet all of the eligibility requirements listed on the application form may be considered a consortium lead or individual applicant under this call for proposals.
  • Organizations that do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements may form a consortium with another organization that does meet all of the eligibility requirements.

Funding Availability

$35,000,000 CAD

Maximum Project Value

DFATD will fund projects valued at between $5,000,000 - $12,000,000 CAD

Indirect Costs

12%

Project Duration

4 – 6 years (between 2016 - 2022); projects must be fully completed, including all project reporting requirements, by February 15, 2022.

Special Notes

The University of Guelph may submit only one application in this competition, either on its own or as the lead organization in a consortium. However, there is no limit on the number of applications an organization may be a part of as a non-lead member of a consortium. Please refer to details under “Internal Deadlines” below for more information on the internal adjudication process to take place, if necessary.

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Please submit your intent to apply, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca . If required, intents to apply received will be adjudicated with input from the Associate Vice-President Research Services and/or Research Services Council. The applicant selected to develop a full proposal will be notified on June 30, 2015 and must submit their full application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by July 8, 2015, 4:30 pm.

Your intent to apply documentation must include:

  • Name of PI, Collaborators and their affiliations;
  • Project title;
  • Start and end dates;
  • Budget request (including overhead);
  • A summary of your/your team members experience managing and implementing an international development project in the areas of economic or rural development (project name, location, value in Canadian dollars; start and end-dates; description; results achieved; your role in the project);
  • A summary of your/your team members experience implementing an international development project in Spanish-speaking Latin America (project name, location, value in Canadian dollars; start and end-dates; description; results achieved; your role in the project);
  • A summary of your proposal for Promotion of Rural Economic Development in the Dry Corridor of Honduras (address the ultimate outcome and at least one of the two intermediate outcomes described in the “Description” section of this funding notice).
External Deadline

Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).  The Office of Research will provide further instructions to the applicant selected to go forward in the competition.

How will DFATD assess your proposal?

DFATD will assess all complete proposals on a comparative basis against nine main assessment criteria, which are explained further on DFATD’s website:

  • Rationale for the initiative
  • Managing for results and responding to risks
  • Initiative plan
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Gender equality
  • Governance
  • Sustainability of results
  • Financial information
  • Organizational ability relevant to the initiative

DFATD will also assess proposals against the following additional criterion, which is further explained in the application form:

  • Alignment with Alliance for the Dry Corridor
For Questions, please contact

Email any questions related to the application process to:
callforproposals.honduras@international.gc.ca

DFATD will not answer enquiries received after June 25, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Office of Research

Katie Meyer Beck, Director, Research Support Services
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x54059
kmeyerbe@uoguelph.ca

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