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Project Title:
Casa Community Support Program
Grant Amount:
$ 40 Million
Approval Date:
March 4, 2014
Closing Date:
May 30, 2017

Project Objective:

The proposed Project Development Objective is to provide access to electricity or other social and economic infrastructure services to communities in the project area in order to strengthen community support for CASA-1000 transmission line.

Program Summary

The project will benefit all those communities that live along a 2 kilometer ‘Corridor of Influence’ each side of the CASA-1000 transmission line. It is expected that there will be approximately 700 communities spread over 23 districts in 6 provinces, with a total of over 152,000 families along the corridor of influence (COI).

The project consists of four components and an unallocated category, which if applied will be allocated across all four components. The key features of each component are: i) Community Grants for sub-projects fund economic infrastructure, with preference given to power-sector sub-projects; ii) Community Mobilization to engage communities to increase the shared prosperity associated with the CASA-1000 transmission line which will pass through their villages; iii) Project Implementation Support through a cost sharing mechanism with NSP; and iv) Communications and Outreach campaign and information-sharing activities as well as ensuring feedback loops between the corridor communities and the implementing agencies.

EXPECTED RESULTS:

  1. 50 % of communities within the CoI are provided with access to electricity through the CSP grant funded subprojects;
  2. Minimum of 70% of communities in project areas, have improved access to social and economic infrastructure services;
  3. At least 50% of total beneficiaries are female;