SUVA, Fiji – United States Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Elise Tokumasu de Silva, announced a total of US$123,485 (FJ $258,615) in funding for four beneficiaries of the U.S. Embassy’s Economic Recovery Grants Program.
The goal of these grants is to bolster local organizations and associations that are developing creative solutions to the economic development challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with focus on projects related to tourism development, entrepreneurship, and trade with the United States.
Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Elise Tokumasu de Silva said, “U.S. Embassy Suva is proud to announce, for the second consecutive year, the recipients of the Economic Recovery Grants. These civil society organizations focus on developing innovative solutions for mitigating the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for their work and hope that the public benefits from their efforts.”
The Embassy aims to support economic prosperity, driven by improved natural resource management, and developing fair and reciprocal trading relationships. The grant funding for these organizations ranges between $20,000-$40,000 to support economic resilience and recovery in the region.
U.S. Embassy Fiji awarded four grants to the following civil society organizations: The Tasty Kitchen Collective, Langfonaua Fafine A’Tonga, Soqosoqo Vakamarama I Taukei Cakaudrove, and the Fiji Beekeeping Association.