The U. S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a series of small environmental awards to support local and regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries in the Pacific
Islands region, via the Regional Environmental Office in Suva, at $24,999 or less per award.
Since FY 2007, EAP and the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) have worked together to award and administer small environmental grants in the EAP region.
These awards are funded through EAP regional foreign assistance funds, and managed by the OES Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Officer for the Pacific Island states posted to Suva.Projects should address one or more of the following environmental areas of focus:• Food security:
agriculture and/or fisheries• Sustainable economic development• Adaptation to changing environmental conditions, e.g., coastal management• Waste management, including marine litter• Air quality• Maintaining biodiversity and healthy ecosystems • Creation and/or management of marine protected areas • Environment or health-related education (particularly for underserved groups)• Capacity building for scientific research on environmental issues• Deployment of new technology for application to environmental issuesProjects may propose activities targeted through this solicitation in the following countries:
Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; the Federated States of Micronesia; Nauru; Palau; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; or Vanuatu.Projects should seek to meet local or regional needs, involve local expertise and know-how in the design and implementation phases of the project, and should build monitoring and evaluation – including time-bound milestones for performance/results into the project.
Proposals for $25,000 or over will not be considered.
Projects may serve to implement discrete phases of larger projects or programs (e.g., one country of a multi-country program, only the public education phase of an environmental law project, tree planting in only one region of a country-wide program, only a fish population study of a broader river quality program, etc.) The authority for this funding opportunity is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA).