The Regional Environmental Office of the Pacific (REO) based at the U. S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for small environmental awards to support local or 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.
Funding for these awards will be provided by the U. S. Department of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) and the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (EAP).
Projects should address one or more of the following environmental areas of focus:
sustainable agriculture and/or fisheries Sustainable economic development Adaptation to changing environmental conditions, e.g., coastal management Waste management, including land based sources of marine pollution Air quality Reforestation Reef and coral restoration Watershed management 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 issues Projects may propose activities targeted through this solicitation in the following countries:
the Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; Kiribati; Papua New Guinea; Republic of the Marshall Islands; 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.) This is FY2018 funding.
The authority for this funding opportunity is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA).