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Regional Environment Office Grant Announcement
April 15, 2020

Fish in reef
Fish on Deep Reef: Pearl and Hermes Atoll lies about 216 nautical miles (400 km) east-southeast of Midway Atoll and approximately 1,080 nautical miles (2,000 km) northwest of Honolulu. State Department / NOAA National Ocean Service photo.


  • This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity
  • The Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Grants for Pacific Island States
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:19.017
  • Application Deadline: May 22, 2020A.


The Pacific Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) Office (REO) based at the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for small grant awards ($20,000 or less) to support local or regional small-scale projects in eligible countries in the Pacific region. Funding for these awards will be provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). Projects should address one or more of the following areas of focus:

  • Combating conservation crimes and strengthening governance in wildlife, logging, mining, and fishing;
  • Promoting pollution control and waste management expertise;
  • Combating marine debris and pollution;
  • Protecting against infectious diseases and building global health security;
  • Addressing climate change through ingenuity and innovation;

Projects may propose activities targeted through this solicitation in the following countries: the Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; Kiribati; Republic of the Marshall Islands; 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. Proposals for $20,000 or over will not be considered. Projects may serve to implement discrete phases of larger projects or programs (e.g., one country of a multi-country program, only the public education phase of an environmental law project, tree planting in only one region of a country-wide program, only a fish population study of a broader river quality program, etc.) This is FY2020 funding. The authority for this funding opportunity is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA)

For complete information and grant application please click here