Who can apply

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The following organizations are eligible to apply for STDF funding:

  1. Public sector entities (including regional or international bodies) with responsibility for SPS measures or policy, either in their own right or in cooperation with the private sector. The STDF encourages implementation of projects and activities through public-private partnerships;
  2. Private sector entities, either in their own right or in cooperation with the public sector. Examples of private sector entities are legally registered farmers' organizations, trade and industry associations, and private enterprises;
  3. Non-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with expertise in the SPS area and with an organization in the relevant beneficiary country or countries, in cooperation with the public and/or private sector; and
  4. STDF partners

Applications for funding should have written endorsement from all the organizations referenced as being involved in its implementation. In particular:

  1. Applications submitted under the responsibility of one government ministry or organization should produce evidence of support for the application across all relevant government ministries or organizations;
  2. Applications submitted under the responsibility of private sector organizations should include letters of support from the relevant competent governmental authority or authorities;
  3. Regional applications (i.e. with two or more applicants in different countries) should include letters of support on the part of all the national governments concerned.
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