Submitting projects to the Amazon Fund

Requests for financial support from the Amazon Fund are submitted through a request form ("Preliminary Consultation")  that can be accessed by the link: : https://web.bndes.gov.br/ConsultaEletronica/fundoamazonia/

The Preliminary Consultation is organized based on the characteristics and information of the proposing entity and the basic elements of the project, which must be completed by the applicant, without the need for intermediaries.

BNDES does not recognize, indicate or accredit consultants (individuals or legal entities) as intermediaries to facilitate, expedite or approve projects.

The Preliminary Consultation received undergoes a stage of verification of the documentation and the adequacy of the project to the guidelines and criteria applicable to the Amazon Fund. A pre-assessment of the proponent's ability to execute the project is also made, including history of projects implemented and a cadastral analysis, among other aspects.

It is up to the Committee for Eligibility of Credit Operations of BNDES (CEC) to deliberate on the eligibility of the Preliminary Consultation, that is, if it will proceed to the later stages. If the CEC deliberates on the eligibility of the project and the client presents the necessary additional information and documentation, follows the analysis stage which includes, among other procedures, technical visits and the detailed knowledge of the project. As part of the analysis, the operational department responsible for managing the Amazon Fund makes a technical recommendation regarding financial support for the project, to be decided by the BNDES' Board of Directors.

Once the Bank’s Board of Directors has approved support for a project, a letter is sent to the applicant advising the requirements for contracting the operation.

Disbursements

Once all conditions are met, the first disbursement of resources will be carried out as stated in the contract. Disbursement for the next stage will not be made if the previous stage was not concluded and proven by the implementing organization. During the entire term of the financing contract, follow-up on the project’s progress is performed, as well as monitoring of it's results and impacts.

BNDES’ OPERATIONAL FLOW

Following the submission of the request for financial support to the Amazon Fund, the projects receive the following protocol records, corresponding to their main phases:

6 - UNDER PERSPECTIVE: BNDES uses this level to record the receipt of a Preliminary Consultation.

5 - CONSULTATION: the project is thus classified when all documentation and information for submission of Preliminary Consultation to the Amazon Fund is complete. At this stage, the project and the Client are pre-evaluated, in terms of their managerial qualification, their history of projects carried out and their cadastral analysis, among other aspects, as well as the alignment of the request for financial support with the guidelines and criteria of the Amazon Fund and with the operational policies of BNDES. This step results in the referral to the Committee for Eligibility of Credit Operations of BNDES (CEC) of a technical recommendation on the eligibility of the Preliminary Consultation.

4 - PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS: the project reaches this level when the CEC decides for the eligibility of the Preliminary  Consultation. From that moment on, the client must present additional information and documentation requested by the operational department responsible for the management of the Amazon Fund.

3 - ANALYSIS: the project is thus classified when all the complementary information and documentation have been presented to BNDES. In this step the detailed analysis of the project begins, which will include, among other procedures, the detailed knowledge of the project, technical visits and meetings with the Client's team.

2 - APPROVED: after the analysis, the operational department makes the technical recommendation regarding financial support for the project, to be decided by the BNDES Board of Directors. If approved, the project may be contracted.

1 - CONTRACTED: after the signing of the contract for the application of non-reimbursable resources, the project implementation phase begins. Disbursements of resources are made in installments, according to the terms of the contract and according to the agreed physical-financial implementation schedule and the progress of the project execution, to be verified by the technical monitoring of BNDES' team.