Call for the 2019 India Palau Small Grants Fund "Year of Learning & Excellence"

[Koror, Palau] – The Grants Office in the Office of the President announces a call for grant proposals that align with this year’s theme of “Innovative Learning and Excellence.”  This grant can fund small projects up to $10,000 USD.

The Grants Office is asking organizations to look for innovative ways to improve their situation and to learn what other countries are doing to serve their communities effectively and efficiently.  We are looking for projects that look for ways to use the resources we have to ensure less waste and to better utilize current technology for the best output. These opportunities are open to individuals, families, and communities.  Projects in the areas of leadership, education, environment, job training/employability skills and community development will be encouraged.   Gender equity aspects are to be taken into consideration.  Government agencies, State governments, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and recognized NGO’s providing services to families and communities will be invited to develop proposals for submission to the Palau Grants Office.

Director Van Tassell would like to emphasize that we are looking for proposals that incorporate this year’s theme “Innovative Learning and Excellence” into their projects. All organizations are welcome to submit proposals.  “We hope that community organizations as well as other groups will take advantage of this opportunity.  We are excited to see some inventive proposals.”

Deadline for all grant proposal submissions is June 30, 2019. All interested organizations are encouraged to submit their complete proposals prior to this date.                          

The 2019 grant guidelines, information and application forms can be found at the Grants Office website, found here.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Grants Office email at  Applications may also be dropped off at the President’s Satellite Office in Meyuns. 

If you have any questions regarding the grant, please contact the Director, Lisa Van Tassell at or 775-6968.

Canada Fund Grant - Applications due April 22, 2019

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) provides support to small scale, short-term projects in the Pacific by working with local, national and international NGOs and other organizations. The CFLI focuses on funding projects with long-term, sustainable goals that enhance the local community. Recipient organizations are expected to make a contribution in cash or in kind. The High Commission of Canada in Canberra is particularly interested in receiving project proposals that focus on:

  • Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality;

  • Promoting human development, specifically in the areas of health, nutrition, and education;

  • Championing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, peaceful pluralism, and respect for diversity; and

  • Promoting action on the environment, including water and climate change

Projects that aim to build local NGO capacity, support cultural preservation, and have a broader regional reach are also of interest. Traditionally, the majority of projects supported fall in the C$5,000* to C$30,000 range (up to a maximum of C$50,000).

*(C$ = Canadian Dollars). info from

New Grant Opportunity: New Zealand - Applications Due 30 August 2019

The North Pacific Development Fund (NPDF) enables the New Zealand Embassy in Honolulu to support activities that contribute to economic development in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Eligible activities or projects:

NPDF is primarily aimed at supporting small-scale development projects or activities. Recipients will normally be non-government organisations and community groups engaged in development activities on a non-profit basis. The maximum grant for a single activity is NZ$75,000.


We are accepting applications for the 2019-20 funding round between 1 June 2019 and 31 January 2020.

  • Applications submitted by 30 August 2019 will be appraised September and October 2019, with outcomes to be announced by 1 November 2019.

  • Any applications received after the 30 August 2019 will be considered and notifications made by May 2020.

Download and complete the following Application Form [DOC, 184 KB].

All applications should be:

·        Clearly written on the form provided.  Additional information can be attached;

·        Supported by invoices/purchase orders from suppliers of goods and services to the activity where relevant;

·        Signed by a responsible member of the applying organisation; and sent to:

NPDF Administrator
New Zealand Embassy
733 Bishop Street, Suite 2020
Honolulu, HI 96813
P: +1-808-675-5555

Global Climate Change Alliance Plus Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation (GCCA+ SUPA)

The European Union recently signed the GCCA+ SUPA grant which is about scaling up climate change adaptation measures in specific sectors supported by knowledge management and capacity building. The project is slated to last from 2019-2023 and is funded with EU 15 million for ten pacific islands. The implementing agency will be The Pacific Community in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the University of the South Pacific. Palau is proud to be one of the countries chosen to participate in this fund.

New Director of the Grants Office

Lisa L. Van Tassell was newly appointed as the Director of the Grants Office. She has lived on Palau for over a year and half and previously worked at the Palau Red Cross Society. While there, she helped write five grants that were awarded to the Society for over $350,000. She is excited to be working in the Grants Office and looks forward to finding donors to help with Palauan projects.

Judy Dean, previous Grants Coordinator for the Republic of Palau, officially retired from her long held post on Dec. 18, 2018. Many thanks to her for all of her hard work over the years.