On May 3, in Barcarena, the Hydro Sustainability Fund (FSH, in portuguese), in partnership with the Partner Platform for Amazon (PPA) and the United States Agency for Development (USAID), through support for the Barcarena Sustainable Initiative (IBS, in portuguese), launch a platform to promote entrepreneurship in the municipality, Sustainable Connections – a platform for calling FSH projects for the development of Barcarena. The calls for projects aim to finance community-based and structuring projects to be carried out in Barcarena. The objective is to collaboratively achieve development based on sustainable solutions for the region. The event will feature the participation of the partners involved, communities and civil society organizations, starting at 2 pm, at the Hotel Samaúma, in Barcarena.
Interested parties can apply for community call 1 from May 3 to June 3, on the IBS website https://barcarenasustentavel.org/. The investment of partner institutions will be R$ 700 thousand, to support community-based organizations to develop and execute concrete actions of social impact in the municipality in the areas of work and income generation; sociobiodiversity; sanitation and solid waste management.
Entities with a structured legal entity, such as OSC, Foundations, MEIS and Limited Liability Companies, with projects that have restricted operations in Barcarena may apply. Interested institutions will be able to receive support for the preparation of projects, in two workshops to be offered during the registration process, scheduled to take place on May 10th and 11th.
The calls propose to benefit primarily local community organizations, by opening a deadline for the presentation of projects in two moments: in 2022, a call for community projects and a call for structuring projects; and, in 2023, with another call for community projects. The 2022 Call for Community Projects will open on the day of the event, May 3. The public notice for structuring projects will have an open call in June this year.
Public Notice 01 - In the first call for projects promoted by the FSH, in 2019, eight initiatives were selected and started their activities in 2021. Projects distributed in three lines of investment participated in the selection: promotion of work, employment and income and the environment; institutional strengthening of associations and social organizations; and sporting or cultural events. The first public notice guaranteed a total investment of R$ 730 thousand, benefiting approximately 300 families.