The Public Diplomacy Section at the U.S. Embassy Suva considers small grant requests on a quarterly basis (pending funding availability). The grant proposals must benefit Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, or Tuvalu and address one of the Public Diplomacy Initiatives or Embassy Goals.
- Foster media contacts and professional development
- Expand STEAM and educational opportunities for youth to meet the needs of a 21st century workforce
- Promote sustainable economic development and women’s economic participation
- Develop partnerships and tools to encourage healthy and resilient populations through lifestyle choices.
- Bolster U.S. security and regional security, as well as protect U.S. citizens
- Foster a free and open Indo-Pacific region by promoting a rules-based order, both bilaterally and multilaterally, by supporting responsive, democratic governance, strong civil society and an independent media
- Promote sustained economic prosperity driven by open-market economic policies and high-standard investment; increased connectivity; improved natural resource management; and free, fair, and reciprocal trading relationships
- U.S. commitment to the region is reinforced through efforts to improve human development, island states’ resiliency to natural disasters and access climate change financing, and build regional maritime security partnerships.
- As this is a small grant program the typical approved proposals range from US$5,000-$15,000.
- Commercial proposals
- Proposals over $15,000 unless they are particularly strong from a previously successful grantee
- Proposals that do not benefit communities in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu
- Proposals that do not address embassy or public diplomacy goals.