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The Gov’t of Dominica BNTF project request for sub-project proposal – BNTF 10

by: - September 15, 2020
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The Government of Dominica is anticipating receiving financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) toward the cost of financing the Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme (BNTF 10).

The BNTF is a poverty reduction programme jointly funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Dominica.

The BNTF focuses on poverty reduction through socio-economic initiatives, community development, and empowerment. BNTF support is given to socially inclusive development, including the empowerment of the poor and vulnerable, as well as institutional development support.

The BNTF program focuses on the following sectors:

  1. Education and Human Resource Development and livelihood;
  2. Water and Sanitation; and
  3. Basic Community Access and Drainage

The Basic Needs Trust Fund now invites sub-project proposal concepts from Government Ministries, Government Organisations, Non- Government Organisations, Community Based Organisations, Community Leaders, Faith-Based Organizations, Advocates, and Residents to submit Sub-Project proposal/Sub-project concepts to compile an indicative list of sub-projects.

Sub-Projects will be selected in accordance with the criteria for selection of sub-projects in each Sector as set out below:

Education and Human Resource Development

 Sub-projects that rehabilitate extend or substitute existing primary school and early childhood development buildings and facilities (excluding non-publicly owned schools) and the provision of furnishings and equipment.

 Sub-projects that provide funding for refurbishment or extension only of existing secondary schools including the provision of special learning spaces and school facilities.

 Sub-projects that provide funding of school furniture, ICT technology, supplies, and appropriate equipment for the delivery of the curriculum.

 Sub-projects that provide funding for facilities that cater to disadvantaged youth, community resource centers and sports facilities including the provision of equipment, musical instruments.

 Sub Projects that provide funding for training of vulnerable persons, quality enhancement activities associated with local level training, career development, curricula implementation, and teacher development related to sub-project.

 Sub-projects that provide funding for market-driven skills training including ICTs, microenterprise skills development, and ancillary training support geared towards enhanced incomes and entrepreneurship. In close partnership with certified training institutions and providers, NGOs, the private sector, and employers; including support related to trainers, course materials, tools, stipends, internships, apprenticeships, and course evaluation tools.

 Sub-projects that provide funding for training of stakeholders related to facilities operation and management, use of conservation and green building practices, environmental/gender analyses, integration of disaster risk management practices, and use of low-maintenance building materials including relevant certification procedures.

 Sub-projects that provide funding for training for life enhancement skills and community capacity-building skills, including motivation and life, coping/empowerment capabilities for vulnerable groups, leadership and decision-making, organizational/institutional support, and promotion of pertinent project proposal planning, development, cost forecasting performance monitoring and maintenance planning related skills.

 Capacity-building intervention for government institutions and non-government organizations in planning and monitoring.

 Sub-projects that provide funding for other skills development and capacity enhancement areas that meet the criteria of relevance in terms of expanding social inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized minority groups.

LIVELIHOODS

 Asset distribution

 Access to finance

 Building technical skills

 Building business skills

 Establishing a special regime for individual enterprise

Water and Sanitation

 Sub-projects that provide intake structures, water reservoirs and tanks, small water treatment facilities including training in the use and maintenance of the facilities provided, and also basic health and hygiene education.

 Sub-projects that provide supply and distribution lines to provide water to poor communities.

 Sub-projects that provide for the construction, upgrading, and refurbishment of public baths/toilets/laundry facilities in remote or inner-city communities.

 Sub-projects that provide for the construction of minor wastewater disposal unit, solid waste management facilities.

 Sub-projects that provide funding for training of vulnerable persons, including basic health and hygiene education.

 Sub-project that provides training to sub-project beneficiaries and PMCs in facilities management and maintenance, maintenance of infrastructure, water systems operation and management and conservation practices.

Basic Community Access and Drainage

 Sub-projects that provide for the construction or rehabilitation of footpaths, rural roadways, small scale drainage systems, footbridges, light vehicles access bridges, and small scale boat landings to improve river transportation

 Sub-projects that provide measures to facilitate continuous all-weather usage.

 Sub-projects that provide training to sub-project beneficiaries and PMCs in the maintenance of basic community access and drainage infrastructure.

Sub-project proposals and concepts must be accompanied with an indicative costing not exceeding USD 700,000.

Application forms are available at the BNTF Office.

Submissions can be made on or before September 30, 2020, using any of the following mediums:

Address: Project Manager, BNTF

21 Kennedy Avenue, Roseau

DOMINICA

Or email: bntf@dominica.gov.dm

For Additional Information please call telephone numbers (767) 448 4762 / 266 3048

Following the assessment of submissions and use of the CDB approved Prioritization tool, a shortlist of sub-projects will be generated for consideration under the Basic Needs Trust Fund Tenth Programme (BNTF 10)

The Government of Dominica and The Basic Needs Trust Fund reserves the right to accept or reject any sub-project proposal or concept notwithstanding its suitability within the set criteria. It will not be bound to assign any reason for its action on any proposal or concept and will not defray the cost incurred on the preparation and submission of sub-project proposals/concepts. Programme implementation is subject to the sufficiency of the assigned funding.

Deadline for Submission is 30th September 2020.