Funding for Aids Support, Immigrant Services and an RFP for Northern Greenhouse Technologies

The Robert Carr civil society Network Fund (RC‐NF) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for global and regional HIV/AIDS civil society and community networks.  Maximum Grant: $25,000 + (estimate)  Deadline: September 1st, 2012.

Eligibility: Registered nonprofit or charity, non-governmental organization (NGO) or community-based organizations.

The fund aims to:

  • Improve the capacity of global and regional networks to support meaningful participation of inadequately served populations, in influencing policy at global, regional, and national levels such as: meeting universal access targets, ensuring high quality and equitable care, treatment and prevention support;
  • Improve organizational capacity and technical expertise of inadequately served populations to design, access, deliver and monitor a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, care and support services that respond to evolving community needs;
  • Improve organizational capacity and technical expertise of inadequately served populations to reduce policy and regulatory barriers, combat human rights abuses, stigma & discrimination and support access to legal services to meet community needs;
  • Enable community organizations to play a central part in ensuring that at local level all responses to HIV have sufficient, strategically targeted investments to deliver results.

The RC‐NF has been designed to ensure that civil society networks, working at global and regional levels, have sufficient and predictable resources to enhance the quality, effectiveness and gender equity of the HIV response, especially in reaching inadequately served populations at local level, through global and regional action.

As previously blogged, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has officially issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) for language training and other settlement and resettlement services to help newcomers succeed in their new lives in this country.   Settlement and Resettlement projects that are local, regional, national and international in scope can now be submitted online under the Call for Proposals (CFP) 2012. Applications under the CFP 2012 will be accepted until September 7, 2012.

Settlement and resettlement funds are used for programs and services that address newcomers’ needs, supporting their establishment and eventual integration into Canadian society; settlement funding is directed towards immigrants whereas resettlement funding is used for refugees. Services include language training, information/referrals, help finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education, and help establishing networks/contacts in their communities.

RFP: Understanding Sustainable Northern Greenhouse Technologies for Creating Economic Development

Deadline: August 21st, 2012.  Maximum Value: $100,001 – $250,000

The objective of this Request for Proposal (RFP) will be to produce a comprehensive background study on greenhouse production for northern/isolated communities, including greenhouse design components, technologies, management, marketing and most importantly cost/benefit analyses. This report will highlight current knowledge and identify information gaps which will provide AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) and partners a greater capacity to make well informed decisions when reviewing northern greenhouse project proposals in various locations across Canada. This research study will focus on the technologies most suited for northern latitudes, and remote/isolated regions of the country and should consider the overall sustainability factors of economics, environment and social.

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