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U.S. Embassy in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu: Small Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 31, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on September 29, 2022
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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 - listed below:
1. Bolster U.S. security and regional security, as well as protect U.S. citizens;
2. 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;
3. 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;
4. 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.

Public Diplomacy Grants will not fund:
• Commercial proposals;
• Proposals over US$15,000;
• Proposals that do not benefit communities in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu;
• Proposals that do not address embassy or public diplomacy goals.

Utilize This Offer

The grant proposals must:
1. Benefit Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu, and
2. Address one of the Public Diplomacy Initiatives or Embassy Goals.

Public Diplomacy Initiatives:
a) Foster media contacts and professional development;
b) Expand STEAM and educational opportunities for youth to meet the needs of a 21st century workforce;
c) Promote sustainable economic development and women’s economic participation;
d) Develop partnerships and tools to encourage healthy and resilient populations through lifestyle choices.

As this is a small grant program the typical approved proposals range from US$5,000-$15,000.

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee on the following timeline:
• Received October 1-December 31 – Reviewed in early January;
• Received January 1-March 31 – Reviewed in early April;
• Received April 1-June 30 – Reviewed in early July;
• Received July 1-September 30 – Reviewed in early October.

If your proposal is selected we will meet to negotiate the grant, discuss requirements and request further information.

For more information, please visit https://fj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 31
May 31

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thanks, Ana.