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Caribbean Export Development Agency is pleased to open our Call for Applications under our Direct Support Grants Programme (DSGP). The DSGP has been developed in response to the immediate need for firms to retool and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Caribbean Export has allocated funds for CARIFORUM firms, to be dispersed as grant funding. This funding is provided by the European Union under the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme.

In order to apply for a grant under the DSGP the following documents must be read carefully, completed accurately and submitted and received by Caribbean Export as instructed within the Guidelines and Procedures by 4:30pm (Barbados Time) on October 2, 2020. Please note that once applications are postmarked by 4:30 p.m. on October 2, 2020, they will be accepted by Caribbean Export.

Please note the Sub Regional Office in the Dominican Republic is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. All DSGP applications from the Dominican Republic should be submitted via courier to our head office in Barbados. Applications that are postmarked before Friday October 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. will still be accepted.

For applicants in Haiti, DSGP applications may be submitted to the Programme Office on Wednesday’s or Friday’s between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Outside of those hours, applications would have to be couriered to our headquarters in Barbados. Again, applications postmarked before Friday October 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. will still be accepted.

Application Documents

DSGP Guidelines (Updated 1st September 2020)

Application Form (Updated 1st September 2020)

Annex II – General Conditions

Annex III – Budget Template

Annex IV – Procurement Disbursement Procedures

Annex V – Request for Payment

Annex VI – Narrative Report

Frequently Asked Questions

All queries relating to the Direct Support Grants Programme should be sent to [email protected]



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