Climate Change Business Program Pilot (CCB)- Closed
The Small and Medium Enterprise Assistance for Recovery and Transition (SMART) Project is a four-year USAID-funded program implemented by DAI. SMART aims to support Palestinian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to rapidly recover and start on a path to revitalization following the unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. SMART will help SMEs restart operations, regain productivity, and grow while promoting economic growth and self-reliance in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
The SMART Project is launching the Climate Change Business Program Pilot (CCB) to help businesses become more climate smart by implementing business-friendly policies and practices that not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions or promote adaptation to climate change impacts but also make good business sense. The CCB will help SMART achieve its overall goals of revitalizing and supporting the recovery of Palestinian firms.
Targeted Beneficiaries: SMART client firms (grantees) from SMART’s Tourism Rapid Recovery Program (TRRP), Private Sector Rapid Recovery Program (PSRRP), Private Sector Revitalization Program (REV), and Women Economic Empowerment Program (SMART-WEE)
Award Ceiling: Up to USD 70,000 per firm.
Program support duration: 3 to 12 months.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for consideration under this program, the firm must be a SMART client firm from one of SMART’s ongoing firm-level assistance programs: TRRP, PSRRP, REV, and SMART-WEE. “Client firms” refers to any SME or start-up that has a grant agreement under any of the SMART programs (TRRP, PSRRP, REV, or SMART-WEE), so long as the grant agreement signature predates the CCB application deadline. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated based on the selection criteria.
Financial support will be provided through a grant to cover eligible expenditures with an award ceiling per firm of USD 70,000. The maximum level of available SMART cost-sharing assistance shall be determined by the type of assistance based on the parameters below:
Assistance based on assessments/business plans:
For further inquiries email: [email protected]
The program is closed.
SMART sent emails to SMART client firms from SMART’s TRRP, PSRRP, REV, and SMART-WEE on May 17, 2023. The deadline for receiving applications was August 16, 2023.
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