Emergency Relief Grant
Assist the country members in its initial response to the disaster.
Eligible Projects or Programmes:
An ERG is designed to support: (a) externally-conducted damage assessments coordinated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency – Coordinating Unit: costs to include travel and per diem for consultants, temporary logistical and emergency personnel, and administrative costs; (b) Provision of emergency relief supplies to the affected communities: temporary improvements in basic utilities, emergency shelter materials, and services to communities, such as water, electricity and sanitation; and (c) Transportation costs: transport of emergency relief supplies and humanitarian assistance to the affected BMC and distribution.
The request should be accompanied by an initial assessment of the damage as provided by the national Office of Disaster Management (ODM), an itemization of the support required (see Appendix 3 from Disaster Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines), and a budget.
Proposal evaluation criteria:
How to Apply:
1. Make a request in writing to the President of CDB within one month of the disaster if it is a rapid-onset event such as a hurricane. For slow-onset events such as repeated floods or drought, the request should be made as soon as the affected BMC makes their own determination that significant economic, social and environmental damage has occurred. Alternatively, a country in urgency of receiving an ERG can make a written request to CDEMA-CU within one month of the disaster if it is a rapid-onset event such as a hurricane. For slow-onset events such as repeated floods or drought, the request should be made as soon as the affected country makes their own determination that significant economic, social and environmental damage has occurred.