Deadline: 15 July 2017
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a series of small environmental awards to support local and 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.
These awards are funded through EAP regional foreign assistance funds, and managed by the OES Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Officer for the Pacific Island states posted to Suva.
Projects may propose activities targeted through this solicitation in the following countries: Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; the Federated States of Micronesia; Nauru; Palau; 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.
Projects should address one or more of the following environmental areas of focus:
- Food security: agriculture and/or fisheries
- Sustainable economic development
- Adaptation to changing environmental conditions, e.g., coastal management
- Waste management, including marine litter
- Air quality
- 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
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $87,500
- Award Ceiling: $24,999
- Award Floor: $5,000
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Independent school districts
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- Private institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- EAP 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.
- EAP’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov