CDC: Inviting Applicants for Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response Program

Deadline: 9 June 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications from eligible entities for funding a program entitled “Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response” with an aim to improve drought preparedness and resiliency among private citizens and to subsequently reduce drought-related morbidity and mortality.

This will be done by identifying and qualifying current and potential health effects of drought in the awardees’ region and identifying the at-risk communities.


  • Identify and engage stakeholders;
  • Identify and acquire existing data related to drought and health;
  • Analyze these data to identify current and potential drought-related health effects and at-risk population;
  • Draft a plan to mitigate identified health effects in identified target populations;
  • Develop interventions;
  • Implement interventions;
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluations.

Expected Outcomes 

  • Increased number of private citizens aware of potential health effects of drought
  • Increased number of private citizens taking appropriate actions to protect themselves from potential health effects of drought
  • Improved capacity of public health to protect the public from drought-related public health effects.

Funding Information: Subject to the availability of funds, the estimated total funding is $4,500,000

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response.

Apply to Participate in Humanitarian Emergency Response Operations and Stabilisation Programme

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) are seeking applications for its Humanitarian Emergency Response Operations and Stabilisation Programme (HEROS). It is envisaged that the programme will run for up to 5 years subject to supplier performance and on-going need.

Program Objectives

The programme consists of the following objectives:

  • Humanitarian emergency response management
  • Humanitarian planning, preparedness and capacity building
  • Anticipation, surveillance and early warning/action
  • Management, coordination and communications – Operational capability and deployment
  • Sourcing staff including surge capacity
  • Staff deployment/management
  • Staff security – Procurement, logistics and operational capability Procurement support
  • Logistics support
  • Operational capability.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must register themselves to DFID Supplier Portal.

For more information, please visit DFID-HEROS.

European Commission: Upgrading Civil Defence Preparedness & Disaster Risk Reduction in Albania

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The European Commission is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Upgrading civil defence preparedness and disaster risk reduction in Albania” to increase floods resilience with better early warning systems and disaster prevention mechanisms.

The objective of this call for proposals is to increase the capacity of the Albanian General Directorate for Civil Emergencies to prevent and respond to disaster management.


  • Flood Management
  • Early warning systems
  • Flood Awareness

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must be equal or less than the available budget of 2.5M€.


Actions must take place in Albania.


It is envisaged that project will run for a minimum period of 18 months and a maximum period of 22 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation
    • be established in Albania or in a Member State of the European Union, in an accession or official candidate country as recognised by the European Union or in Member State of the European Economic Area
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations.
  • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
  • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.

How to Apply

Applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

World Bank announces GPFD Call for Proposals

Deadline: 24 January 2016

World Bank’s Global Program on Forced Displacement (GPFD) has issued a call for ideas to improve development response for refugees and internally displaced persons. Proposals are currently being accepted innovative and transformational ideas that can improve the development response to forced displacement.

Innovative ideas may include analytical work, use of new technologies, or development projects. Many such ideas are often at the inception stage, requiring further work to be sufficiently detailed and specific for donors or investors to support them. GPFD will provide up to $40,000 for selected teams to develop their idea into a full concept note which would meet World Bank Group standards.

The Global Program on Forced Displacement (GPFD), housed in the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group, was established in 2009 with support from Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland to enhance the global development response to forced displacement through economically and socially sustainable solutions. GPFD focuses on development responses to situations of crisis, protracted displacement and return, through operational support, partnerships, analytical work, and knowledge dissemination.

Teams will be selected by a panel of Bank and independent experts based on their ideas’ potential to transform development approaches to forced displacement, and to achieve results. Successful teams will be expected to produce a full-fledged Concept Note by the end of April 2016.

For more information, visit World Bank.

Global Disaster Preparedness Center Requests Proposals for Comparative Review of The Pillowcase Project Addressing Child-centered Disaster Risk Reduction

Deadline: 2 December 2015

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) is currently implementing an international pilot of The Pillowcase Project, a youth preparedness program designed and used by American Red Cross domestic chapters.  The curriculum aims to empower children with the confidence and skill-set to take appropriate actions in reducing the potential impact of disaster.

The GDPC is looking to collaborate with research partners in a ‘Comparative Review of The Pillowcase Project.’  The findings will help guide future Pillowcase Project developments, adaptability, and integration within national contexts and ultimately within The Comprehensive School-Safety Framework.

GDPC is a joint venture of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and American Red Cross, works with the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC/RC) network in development and delivery of youth disaster preparedness education.

The program’s 60-90 minute disaster preparedness lesson, which is delivered by Red Cross staff and volunteers, is designed to teach students (ages 8-11) about local hazards, basic psychosocial coping skills, and general preparedness actions.

Focus Countries

The Pillowcase Project has expanded to Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Budget Available

The estimated budget for this work is $40,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of child-centered disaster risk reduction education and familiarity with The Comprehensive School-Safety Framework;
  • Demonstrated interest in youth preparedness programming;
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated through research and analysis;
  • Strong writing skills with ability to present findings in a style accessible to readers;
  • Experience with and sensitivity to different cultures;
  • Familiarity with work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent global network and knowledge of the international humanitarian relief sector preferred.

How to Apply

To apply, send complete proposals (template attached) to the center via email, specifying ‘Comparative Review of The Pillowcase Project, [Institution], [Date]’ in the subject line.  The proposal will be evaluated on the listed requirements and should include the following:

  1. Proposed methodology and analytical approach with demonstrated understanding of TOR;
  2. CV and biography with past experience applicable to the project;
  3. Concise work plan;
  4. Detailed budget broken down by activities.

For more information, please visit Request for Proposals.

Oxfam Humanitarian Evidence Programme Call for Proposals

Deadline: 19 November 2015

Oxfam-UK is accepting proposals from researchers around the world for its third round of call for proposals to conduct evidence syntheses on the topics of market support interventions and pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises.

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme is currently accepting proposals to conduct the review listed below:

What is the impact of different market support interventions on household food security in humanitarian crises?

What is the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises?

Applicants may apply either individually or form teams, and they will be reviewed based on their:

  • Key competencies and staff composition;
  • Management, including the timetable for deliverables;
  • Quality of technical proposal; and,
  • Budget, ensuring value for money.

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme accepts proposals from researchers based around the world. The Programme encourages proposals from research teams in low- or middle-income countries, and proposals including such researchers in the team.

For more information, visit Humanitarian Evidence Programme.

USDA – Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program 2016 for US

Deadline: 23 November 2015

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative grant proposals for Cost-Share Grant program to develop, study, and collaborate 10 year action plan. This Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issues:

  • Analysis and Solutions for Development and Redevelopment Impacts on Urban and Community Forests
  • Building Human Health Through Urban and Community Forestry
  • Climate Change and Its Impact on Trees and Water

Focus Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Business and Commerce
  • Community Development
  • Disaster Prevention and Relief
  • Education
  • Employment, Labor and Training
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Natural Resources

Award Information

For the Fiscal Year 2016 Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program may provide, approximately $900,000 ($300,000 per category) in grant funds to be awarded through the 2016 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • State governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Independent school districts
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • An entity has a local/State tree-planting projects, capital improvements to property of any ownership, and/or projects that have only a local impact are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applicant must apply via and search for the opportunity number USDA-FS-UCF-01-2016.

For more information please download the PDF Request for Proposals.


Call for proposals: ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness

Deadline: 31 October 2015

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Trust Fund is is calling for  project proposals to build and enhance tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness capacities, particularly in end-to-end early warning for coastal hazards.

The objective of the ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness in Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian Countries is to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to resource mobilization for building and enhancing tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness capacities at various levels in accordance with the needs of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian countries.

The 2013-2016 strategy of Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness has three main pillars:

  • Regional mechanisms
  • Special country needs
  • Civil society and business sector initiatives

Project Duration

Maximum 18 Months

Eligibile Countries

  • Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian Countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam.
  • Pacific Island Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations that can apply:

  • Governments
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • UN agencies, funds and programmes
  • Academic institutions
  • Non-governmental organizations (not for profit)

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form available on the website and sent it via post.

For more information, please visit Trust fund.

EU Aid Volunteers Initiative Call for Proposals

Deadline: 30 October 2015

The European Commission’s first-ever call for proposals for deployment of humanitarian volunteers under its EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

Through the new call, around 350 junior and senior professionals are expected to be deployed to disaster-affected countries in support of needs-based humanitarian action. The volunteers will work in the areas of resilience-building and disaster management in vulnerable, fragile or disaster-affected countries and forgotten crises. Also, it is expected that over 300 local organisations and communities will benefit from capacity building activities.

The call is open to organisations in the field of humanitarian aid, civil protection and volunteer management. Organisations need to be certified to the high standards of volunteer management established under the initiative prior to application.

With this call the European Commission expects to achieve the following results:

100 junior and 250 senior professionals deployed to communities in third countries in vulnerable and disaster-affected countries.
For 100 junior professionals: possibility to take part in apprenticeship placements in Europe before deployment.
Projects funded under this call provide synergies and complementarity to EU-funded operations in humanitarian aid or civil protection in the respective countries/regions

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 8 400 000.

The maximum grant will be EUR 700 000. Grant requests below EUR 60 000 will not be considered for funding. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) expects to fund 25 proposals.

For more information, visit the European Commission.

The United Nations Sasakawa Award: Recognizing Excellence in reducing Disaster Risk for a Safer World

2016 Award Nominations are yet to be announced

Nominations of individuals or organizations that are visionary and able to anticipate future needs are being accepted for the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, under the theme ‘Shaping the Future.’


  • $50,000 to Laureate
  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Certificate of Merit
  • The prize will be awarded at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations can be made by – Former United Nations Sasakawa Award Laureates; individuals that are part of the UNISDR thematic platforms and other networks (this may include national or local government officials, NGOs, academic institutions, the private sector, regional organizations and those who took part in sessions of the Global platform for Disaster risk reduction; representatives of institutions dealing with disaster prevention and mitigation; and United Nations agencies, funds and programs and UN resident coordinators; permanent missions to UN offices around the world.
  • Nominees can be individuals, community groups, civil society organizations, government agencies at local or national level, NGOs or private sector entities.
  • Nominees must demonstrate
    • A distinguished track record.
    • An understanding of impacts of disasters and how to manage the risks we face.
    • The ability to transmit new insights and knowledge to the wider community on how to build resilience to disasters and live sustainably.
    • The vision and charisma to engage the wider community in activities that help strengthen society’s ability to be resilient.
    • The talent for making clear proposals and recommendations to influence disaster risk reduction policy based on evidence.
    • The potential to shape the future of how disaster risk is prevented, reduced and managed.
  • Previous winners cannot be nominated.
  • Self nominations are not accepted.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominators must submit a letter of nomination.
  • The nomination letter must be followed by a package of supporting documents from the nominee.
  • Supporting documents include – an essay written by the nominee describing the results of initiative they are undertaking to reduce the impact of disasters and build disaster resilience and the financial implications of the initiative that has been nominated.
  • Other documents include (not mandatory) photos; power-point slideshow; video; books; character references; posters, pamphlets and similar printed material (excluding books).

For more information, please visit The Sasakawa Award.