Closed: Mar 15,2016
Type: alliance

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is accepting proposals for the design and implementation of behavior change communication (BCC) interventions to accelerate market growth and drive adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in households.  The Clean Cooking BCC Fund is intended to support innovative approaches that will change behaviors while contributing to a more systematic, coordinated and inclusive effort to increase consumer demand for clean and efficient cookstoves at scale.  We are looking to fund organizations or consortia who can design and implement strategies that will drive increased purchase and consistent use, while advancing the state of the art for BCC in the sector.  Ideally, the portfolio of Alliance BCC grants would lead to creative, impactful partnerships among organizations with behavior change expertise, cookstoves and fuels enterprises, governments, and civil society organizations – those with experience in the sector as well as those bringing a new perspective to the sector.  The Alliance will issue a separate request for proposals to support enterprises in promoting specific brands of cookstoves and fuels.

The Alliance expects to make several grants under this fund – awarding in total up to $4.5 million.  We expect that grants will be signed in May 2016 and will be 24 months in duration.   We expect that no single grantee will receive more than $2 million in funding.

Implementation is limited to the following Alliance focus countries:  Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda. 

Final applications are due March 15, 2016. 

Applicants must first be registered as an Alliance partner to submit a proposal.   Applicants who are not currently Alliance partners must be registered prior to submitting their application.  It is not necessary to have experience in the cookstove and fuels sector to become a partner. 

Application instructions: 

  • Email complete proposals to by EOD March 15, 2016 11:59 EST. 
  • Proposals must be 12 pages or less (not including cover page, budget, results framework, and commitment letters) in single-spaced, 12-point font. 
  • Only 4 attachments will be reviewed – the proposal, budget, results framework and letters of commitment
  • Please follow the guidelines outlined in the RFP on sections; the Alliance reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or that do not follow any of the requirements or guidelines in the RFP

The Alliance has posted a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document in response to questions and comments submitted during the open comment period.

The Alliance hosted a webinar on February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am EST to respond to questions and go over instructions for submitting an application to the BCC Fund. View it here: