Asia and Pacific
EAPEI in 2004
In FY 2004 USAID managed $1,200,000 of EAPEI resources making grants to 1) WildAid, Inc. and the advertising company J. Walter Thompson to “Combat Trafficking of Wildlife and Forest Products in Southeast Asia Region” focusing on Thailand and Cambodia and 2) to Counterpart International, Partners in Community Development Fiji and ShangriLa Resorts for “Coral Gardens - Living Reefs "Cakau Bulabula" in Fiji. USAID solicited applications which were subsequently reviewed by a joint State/USAID committee.
State chose to obligate and manage $540,000 which was used for 1) Framework for Environmentally Sustainable Cities in ASEAN implemented via USAEP and 2) Strengthening ASEAN trade and customs controls for endangered species implemented via State/OES instrument to Traffic. In addition, State/EAP also funded from Indonesia ESF an application from the EAPEI 2004 application process to Tropical Forest Foundation, which was follow-on to activities previously funded by EAPEI and USAID/Indonesia.
USAID worked together to implement this Inititiative. EAPEI grant solicitation
was under the USAID the Request
for Application (RFA) for the Global
Development Alliance, which opened 12/23/2003 and closed 3/15/2004.
Those applications which supported EAPEI objectives in the environment
in East Asia and Pacific Countries
were passed to EAPEI for consideration.
The legistlative requirement was as follows: House Rpt.108-401 - MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2004, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES under ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND says under Economic Support Funds "Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $1,750,000 should be made available for East Asia and Pacific Environment Initiatives: ". This was passed by Congress and signed by the President.
Updated January 23, 2005