Funds up to normally US$50,000 are available for project preparation grants (PPGs), which can be used for any of the following purposes (or a combination thereof):
- Application of SPS-related capacity evaluation and prioritization tools;
- Preparation of feasibility studies that precede project development to assess the potential impact and economic viability of proposals in terms of their expected costs and benefits; and/or
- Preparation of project proposals that can be funded by the STDF or other donors
The main criterion in awarding a PPG for the preparation of a project proposal is the likelihood that its implementation will result in a well-drafted proposal with the potential to achieve sustainable and effective results.
Resulting projects may receive funding from the STDF, or from other funding sources. Applicants are encouraged to consult other potential donors when developing and implementing PPG applications.
See the Guidance Note for Applicants for detailed information on STDF funding opportunities and requirements.
Download the STDF Project Preparation Grant Application Form