Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information


Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Bolsa Verde programme is part of the "Brazil without misery" (Brasil sem Miséria) plan. The official name is Programme of Support to Environmental Conservation. This programme aims to promote the conservation of ecosystems (caring for the environment and sustainable use of resources), to encourage citizenship, to improve the living conditions of households in extreme poverty, and to promote the participation of the beneficiaries into environmental, social, educational, technical and professional actions.

Programme components
i) Basic Grant.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeted areas
Target groups
Households living in extreme poverty that conduct activities of conservation of natural resources in the areas defined by article 5 of Decree 7.572/11.
Eligibility criteria
i) Families that live in areas and carry out activities of conservation and sustainable use, identified by the Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ICMBio), the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) and the Secretary of the Patrimony of the Union (SPU). ii) Households living in extreme poverty (Monthly per capita income below R$ 85.00), registered in CadÚnico as recipients of the Bolsa Familia Program.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Exit strategies or criteria: i) Loss of eligibility, ii) Failure to perform environmental conservation work iii) Signing up into another environmental conservation programme.

Coverage and other information

Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Instrument of selection: Registry of families from ICMBio, INCRA and SPU, as well as information in the Single register for social programmes (CadÚnico); Registry of recipients: Single register for social programmes (CadÚnico).