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Projects And Grant Types The SLUNCF Will Support

The SLUNCF will support single grants lasting no more than two years, ranging from $5,000 - $50,000 USD, and may adjust this range as is needed. Depending on project outcomes, grantees may be able to apply for and receive more funding following the completion of the first grant.


The Logic Model describes potential types of grantee activities that the SLUNCF may consider funding relating to its goal, outcomes, and objectives (see the Three-Year Logic Model section). To summarize, these types of activities include:

  • Natural resource and biodiversity management activities: Recurrent management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation programs (excluding operations and administrative costs and staff salaries), such as training on climate change adaptation for marine and terrestrial ecosystems, implementation of restoration activities, and development of management plans.

  • Education and awareness: Activities that promote building community awareness about biodiversity and conservation (e.g., climate change awareness, natural resource and biodiversity regulations.)

  • Technical support/capacity building: Institutional strengthening and capacity-building on specific topics (e.g., climate change adaptation, alternative livelihoods), including travel costs to capacity building and training programs for government staff.

  • Research: Grant programs designed to support conservation-oriented research (e.g., collection of baseline data on pollution and water quality, monitoring of restoration sites.)

  • Basic equipment/tools: Small infrastructure, travel capacity, and supplies related to specific natural resources and biodiversity management projects. Projects designed to result in strengthening the legal and policy framework for conservation of ecosystems and PAs (e.g., identify gaps in the legal/policy framework for PAs; identifying government champions to support conservation) Projects focused on engaging communities in developing and implementing sustainable and alternative livelihood projects, such as ecotourism enterprises.

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