On December 07, 2021, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), signed the US$9,418,370 million Grant Agreement No. GA 61/JAM, for a grant to finance the implementation of the tenth cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme (BNTF10). The Caribbean Development Bank is contributing US$ 8,250,000 million as grant resources and the Government of Jamaica will contribute US$1,168,370 million as counterpart funding. This agreement will come to an end in December 2024.
The BNTF10 programme is designed to reduce the incidence of poverty in low-income vulnerable communities, by improving access to basic community access and drainage, water and sanitation, quality education and training, livelihood enhancement and Human Resource Development training services, through community-based projects. The grant is broken down into 5 components namely Subprojects, Implementation Support, Monitoring and Evaluation, Institutional Strengthening and project management support.
The BNTF10 will build on the successes of the recently completed BNTF-9th programme (2017-2022) and will be executed in partnership with Non-Government Organizations, Community-Based Organizations and Government Agencies.