The project proposal has to be prepared following the prescribed format attached in the guidelines and have to be sent to BCCT through the administrative ministry.
The proposal must be submitted to the BCCT four months before the projected starting date of implementation.
The technical committee will review the proposal and then within 90 days of submission of the proposal, it will submit its recommendations to the Trustee Board for the final decision.
If the Trustee Board recommends any revision or amendment to the proposal, the revised proposal should be sent back to the BCCT within 60 days of issuance of meeting minutes. Otherwise, BCCT will start the process of cancelling the project. If the Trustee Board approves the project, the implementation work must be started within 60 days of issuance of approval order by the MoEF, otherwise the approval order will be deemed cancelled.
Any proposed project must fall under one of the 44 programmes categorised under six thematic areas as specified in Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) 2009. The six thematic areas are: (1) food security, social protection and health, (2) comprehensive disaster management, (3) infrastructure, (4) research and knowledge management, (5) mitigation and low-carbon development, and (6) capacity building and institutional strengthening.
The Project Proposal (PP) must include a specific plan of action aiming to address any of the risks of climate change. It must also mention the expected outcome of the project.
To avoid duplication with any other projects, a certificate from the head of the proposing ministry or agency has to be attached.
A project can be implemented by a maximum of three implementing agencies where one agency will take the lead.
A project under the BCCTF is to be completed usually within 2 years. In special cases, the Trust Board can extend the duration.
The estimated expenditure of a project should be limited within Tk 15 crore
Normally, the project is to be implemented by the existing manpower of the implementing agency.
The recruitment of foreign consultants is not permitted.
A detailed design of construction work, if any, and estimated cost of the project will have to be submitted separately with the project proposal.
Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) must be submitted with the proposal, where applicable.