U.S. Department of State, Bureau of EAP: Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Embassy Regional Grants Program

Deadline: 27 July 2018

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) has announced an open competition to support local and regional small-scale projects in eligible countries in Southeast Asia.

Since fiscal year 2014, EAP has awarded and administered regional grants in the EAP region.  These awards are funded through EAP Regional foreign assistance funds, and managed by the OES Regional Environment Officer (REO) posted in Bangkok.

Proposed project activities may take place only in the following countries:  Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam. The focus is on the mainland Southeast Asian countries, and EAP welcomes proposals in support of ASEAN integration as well.

Focus Sectors

Projects should address one or more of the following areas of focus of equitable, sustainable, and inclusive growth and trans-boundary policy and development challenges in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Connectivity (infrastructure, institutional, or people-to-people)
  • Education
  • Energy Security
  • Environment and Water
  • Health
  • Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
  • Water, Energy, Food, and the Environment Nexus (interdisciplinary)
  • Human Development and Connectivity (interdisciplinary)
  • ASEAN Regional Integration

Award Information              

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
  • Award Ceiling: $50,000
  • Award Floor: $15,000

Eligible Applicants         

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Individuals
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Independent school districts
  • Small businesses
  • Private institutions of higher education

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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