Asia EDGE: U.S.-Indo-Pacific Engagements for Energy Sector Development

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Deadline: 16 August 2019

The Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) of the U.S. Department of State has announced an opportunity for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to convene relevant stakeholders, authorities, and experts across the energy value chain, in order to support the Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (EDGE) initiative.

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The Asia EDGE initiative is a U.S. whole-of-government effort to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific. ENR leads the Department of State’s activities under Asia EDGE, which seeks to:

  • Strengthen energy security of allies and partners;
  • Create open, efficient, rules-based, and transparent energy markets;
  • Improve free, fair, and reciprocal energy trading relationships; and
  • Expand access to affordable, reliable energy.

This cooperative agreement will operate under the objectives and framework of the Asia EDGE initiative.

The overall goal of this cooperative agreement (CA), funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy resources, is to provide a convening forum to support U.S. allies and partner countries in the Indo Pacific region (e.g., East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific islands) to strengthen regional energy security for economic growth, through a range of capacity-building, advisory, and technical exchange activities related to market development, governance and oversight of hydrocarbon, mineral, and power sectors.

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Award Information

  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Award Floor: $500,000

Expected Results

  • Improved understanding of the economic impacts of Hydrocarbon and mineral sector capacity by select country’s policymakers and stakeholders.
  • Increased collaboration and synergies among stakeholders in selected country and regionally to streamline efforts to tackle energy market reform, development, and governance issues.
  • Improved institutional capacity of selected country’s government in understanding and applying energy sector technical, economic, legal, and regulatory concepts to inform policies.
  • Development, adoption, and/or implementation of focused energy market reform, development, and governance policies as a result of this project.

Participants and Audiences

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Participants are ENR counterpart government officials with roles in energy sector management in the Priority Region. Participation will be subject to ENR concurrence and approval.

Priority Region

Indo-Pacific, including: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, select Pacific Island Forum countries, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

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Eligible Applicants

Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations.

How to Apply

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Proposals must be submitted electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317951

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