U.S. Mission to Fiji: Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Grants for Pacific Island

Deadline: 15 August 2018

The Regional Environmental Office of the Pacific (REO) based at the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, has announced an open competition for its “Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Grants for Pacific Island State” to support local or regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries in the Pacific Islands region.

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.

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.

Focus Areas

Projects should address one or more of the following environmental areas of focus:

  • Food security: 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

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000
  • Award Ceiling: $24,999
  • Award Floor: $5,000

Categories

  1. Agriculture
  2. Education
  3. Environment
  4. Food and Nutrition
  5. Health
  6. Natural Resources
  7. Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Eligibility Criteria

  • REO welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernmental organizations (NGO), public international organizations, private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and
  • For-profit organizations or businesses
  • REO’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
  • For-profit entities should be aware that their applications may be subject to additional review following the panel selection.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit Grants.gov.

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