The United States Embassy, Port Moresby is soliciting proposals from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu for small-scale development grants for projects.

The projects should promote democratic institutions and practices, support education and youth programs, and/or strengthen policies that mitigate adverse affects of issues relating to climate change, i.e., energy security, adaptation, and development of clean technologies. Proposals addressing social welfare, food security, and minority group issues will be evaluated as a secondary priority.

Projects should seek to impact women, youth, and disadvantaged groups.

Target amount for individual grants is under $25,000. Proposals must be submitted to the Embassy by November 25, 2008.

At a minimum, applications should contain the following:

a) name of project and detailed overview of the project;
b) total budget requested;
c) duration of project;
d) legal name of the organization;
e) name, date, and place of birth of the organization director;
f) name, date, and place of birth of the organization contact for the application;
g) mailing address;
h) phone number;
i) email address (if available);
j) brief 1-2 paragraph description of the organization's history and achievements; and
k) any previous U.S. Government funding to the organization.

Should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to call Carolyn Ive (675) 321-1455 ext 2128 at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, PNG, or write to citing the subject "PACIFIC ISLAND FUND FOR SMALL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS".

Press Release (The United States Embassy to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.)