U.S. Embassy Offers Grant Opportunity to Promote Grassroots Economic Recovery

SUVA –The United States Embassy in Suva, Fiji is requesting grant proposals between US $25,000-$40,000 to support economic resilience in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu at the grassroots level during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This initiative is part of a host of activities by the U.S. Embassy in Suva and the Department of State in Washington, D.C. to promote economic growth and build a robust trade relationship between the United States and its allies in the region.

U.S. Ambassador Joseph Cella, said “We are excited to see the innovative proposals leading towards economic recovery in the Pacific as we navigate through this challenging and uncertain time in history.  The creativity, energy and transparency I have seen in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu demonstrate the enormous potential for growth and continued economic partnership with the United States.”

The purpose of the grant is to assist local organizations and associations that are finding creative solutions to the economic adversities caused by the pandemic, with a focus on projects related to developing tourism, entrepreneurship, and trade with the United States. Grant proposals are due June 30, 2020.

This grant was announced at the official launch of the United States, Allies, and Partners Fiji Forward – Business and Economic Development Roundtables on May 19.  This grant opportunity is one part of the campaign to move Fiji forward on the path of prosperity.

Link HERE to Grant Application