Funding Opportunities

Project Preparation Grants (PPG)

Funds up to US$50,000 are available for PPGs to prepare technically sound, innovative and sustainable projects. These grants can involve the application of SPS-related capacity evaluation tools, preparation of feasibility studies and/or formulation of project proposals to address specific SPS capacity building needs linked to trade. For more information, click on the PPG application link below:

Apply for PPG

Project Grants (PG)

Funds up to US$1,000,000 are available for PGs that improve food safety, animal and plant health capacity to comply with international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements. These grants are expected to help address SPS challenges or issues that affect trade to international markets. For more information, click on the PG application link below: 

Apply for PG

The STDF can only provide funding to developing countries that appear on the OECD Development Assistance Committee's list of Official Development Assistance recipients.

Applications are accepted in any of the three working languages of the STDF (English, French and Spanish) and should be submitted by e-mail to:, using the official application forms available on this page.

 Any questions about the application process or the application forms should be sent to:

 Deadlines to apply for funding in 2024:

  • 1 March for consideration in June
  • 2 August for consideration in November