Projects that do not correspond to the listed categories will be disqualified from the evaluation.

Only projects that are being implemented will be selected; new projects that have not been initiated will not be considered.

Only projects that are being implemented in Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic will be accepted.

Projects that won in the 2018 edition of Ford Environmental Grants will not be selected. Winning projects from previous editions to 2018 can be submitted and will be evaluated by the jury.

The materials submitted for the consideration of the jury will not be returned and will become property of the Ford offices for Central America and the Caribbean.

When submitting their project, proponents authorize the use of information and images presented for unrestricted news and promotional uses by the Ford offices for Central America and the Caribbean.

Proponents of the winning projects receiving the financial contribution from Ford Environmental Grants, commit to:

  • Submit the provided progress report form six (6) months after receiving the contribution.
  • Submit the provided progress report form one (1) year after receiving the contribution.
  • Provide written or graphic documentation requested to show the progress of the project.
  • Fill out a liability release authorizing Ford to use the materials submitted, information and images about their project for unrestricted dissemination in different mass and social media.
  • Participate in interviews and efforts to disseminate information about their project to be requested in prior coordination with Ford.
  • Participate in at least one talk or conference for educational purposes where they will present details about the impact of their project on environmental conservation.
  • Use the Ford Environmental Grants logo in project materials during the following year after receiving the contribution, with prior written authorization from the Ford offices for Central America and the Caribbean.

The submitted projects will be evaluated by a jury of experts in the environmental area.

The jury will be composed of at least three people. The projects will be evaluated under the following criteria:

  • Utility and practicality
  • Financial need
  • Originality
  • Multiplying effect

The jury will score each criterion between 1-5, taking into consideration the following qualifiers:

  • Poor
  • Fair
  • Good
  • Very Good
  • Excellent

The jury will select as finalists the projects with the highest scores.

The jury has the power to call the proponents of the project for an interview, or to request more information or any additional document.

The proponent that does not answer the questions or does not deliver the requested material in the time required by the jury will be disqualified from the evaluation process.

The jury will have the power to award the amount of the grant that, to its better judgment, is necessary for the selected projects, regardless of the amount that the proponents have indicated in the application form.

The jury will have the power to award 50% of the approved grant for a project when announcing the winners and the remaining 50%, six months after the announcement, once the proponent has submitted the corresponding progress report.

If a member of the jury is found to have a conflict of interest with a submitted project, the juror will refrain from evaluating that particular project and will be replaced by an alternate jury, if necessary. The decisions of the jury will be final.