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The South America Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office (REO Hub) advances U.S. policies that strengthen U.S. national security and economic prosperity. The REO Hub, one of twelve in the world, coordinates environment, science, technology, and health (ESTH) activities among the U.S. embassies in South America and the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). The REO Hub works closely with other U.S. government agencies and complements the work carried out by ESTH officers stationed in embassies throughout the region.
Priority areas of engagement include: strengthening environmental governance; combatting environmental crimes; promoting scientific and technological cooperation, and building health capacity. The REO Hub partners with regional governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs, and the private sector to advance these objectives.
2022 OES Small Grant Program
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) is pleased to announce the 2022 Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer (REO) Small Grants Program. This grant opportunity is open to organizations located in eligible countries and currently working in issues such as capacity building for scientific research on environmental issues, environment or health-related education, climate change adaptation or mitigation, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, countering wildlife trafficking, countering IUU fishing, waste management, including land-based sources of marine pollution, air quality, pandemic preparedness and response, etc.
Eligible Countries: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname.
Total Amount Available: Up to $16,200
Deadline for Applications: March 28, 2022
Project Duration: 12 months maximum. Close-out documentation including final reports should be fully approved by September 30, 2023.
Please download and fill out the Grants Proposal Form (PDF 154 KB), which should include clear metrics (targets, indicators) that can be tracked through the life of the project to determine a successful outcome.
If you have technical questions about the application process, please contact QuevedoA@state.gov
Successful proposals will be announced by the end of July 2022. Funding will be obligated by the end of September 2022.