East Asia and Pacific
Environmental Initiative
USAID and State working with partners
protecting the environment and
improving livelihoods

EAPEI in 2005

The USG intends to support the Initiative in 2005 but the management approach, selection criteria and selection process have yet to be determined.

State/EAP has allocated $1,734,000 of ESF (after rescission) for EAPEI in FY 2005 and that number is being notified under the 2006 CBJ.

The Conference Committee report House Rpt.108-792 - MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2005, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES said "The conference agreement does not include Senate language providing funding for environment initiatives in the East Asia and Pacific region. However, $1,750,000 should be made available for this purpose as indicated in the table establishing funding levels for this account. The House bill did not address this matter."

S.2812 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (Placed on Calendar in Senate) says under Economic Support Funds "Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $3,750,000 should be made available for East Asia and Pacific Environment Initiatives: ...

There is no similar language in the House Appropriation language.

EAPEI past, present and future partners should also investigate other funding options for priority activities. Alternatives for former and potential EAPEI partners wishing to continue to partner with USAID on shared objectives include the Multinational Species Conservation Funds of the DOI Fish and Wildlife Service, the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program and the State Department/OES Oceans, Environment and Science Initiative.

Finally, beyond USAID other partnership opportunities might exist with other donors, businessess or foundations. Some are listed under our FAQS page

What happened to EAPEI in 2004?
What happened to EAPEI in 2003?

Updated January 23, 2005