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Grants and Funding Opportunities
 

Grant Application

The U.S. Embassy in Majuro has a number of grant and funding opportunities (pending funding) for non-governmental organizations in the Marshall Islands, which aim to support U.S. policies, such as strengthening of democracy, youth and women empowerment, entrepreneurship and contribute to the mutual understanding between the U.S. and the Pacific islands. Given the competitive nature of such requests, it is important that the applicants provide information on all items listed below: 

  1. Project dates:
  2. Name of the project:
  3. Name of the organization (in English):
  4. Address, phone and fax numbers; email address:
  5. Name, title, phone number and e-mail address for director and all other significant staff members who will be involved in the project:
  6. Previous U.S. Government funding, if any:
  7. Project description:  What does the applicant propose to do? The proposal should contain sufficient information that anyone not familiar with it would understand exactly what the applicant wants to do and why.
    Project purpose: What goals will be achieved and how the results will be determined/measured. What is the importance of the project? Why should the U.S. Embassy and American taxpayers fund it? Who will be affected by this project? What difference does it make for your country? Applicants may also attach letters of endorsement attesting to the seriousness of the proposal.
  8. Project sustainability:  Describe the expected long‐term effects of the project. If the project is intended to continue after the funding from the Embassy ends, the proposal must also contain an explanation how the organization will fund the activity in the future.
  9. Detailed budget: The budget must be realistic, prepared in a logical manner and offer enough detail that a reviewer is able to understand exactly what the figures mean and how it was determined.
    The budget narrative should follow the actual budget presentation and describe the costs presented in the budget.  (For example, “Travel: $3,000." Explanation: Two‐day conference in (location) for 30 participants with a 2X$50 travel allowance to each participant for room, board and transportation costs.)  Simply listing “Computer and printer: $4,000" is not sufficient.  The Embassy will want to know why this budget item is needed for this specific project.
  10. Other sources of support for this project: Please describe above the in‐kind contribution of your organization ‐ it can be voluntary work, use of premises, vehicles, classroom supplies, equipment or payment of a program event from your own funds (e.g. rental of a hall, printing of announcements, meals, travel, etc.).
    Please state which other organizations you have applied to for funding with the same project, and the status of those applications, including the possibilities for co‐funding of the project by other organizations.
  11. Funding Policy:
  • We will NOT look favorably upon projects, which are one-time efforts that benefit a limited population, are not sustainable and that may require further funding at a later point in order to achieve the goal.
  • Commerical/profit making proposals cannot be funded.
  • Our grants usually do not exceed $5,000, although in the case of a particularly strong proposal, we might consider a higher amount.
  • If the project requires funding from other sources, the requestor needs to indicate that there is a formal commitment from the other sources.
  • Equipment purchase is discouraged, but if absolutely necessary, it should be well justified.  
  • Our granting capabilities vary throughout the year and we cannot fund every project, unfortunately.
  • Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, all grants are annual. Current grant announcements will indicate a deadline.

For further information and submission of a grant application please contact the Embassy at majuropd@state.gov.

All grant announcements will indicate a deadline for submission.

DUNS Number Requirement

  • Before submitting a proposal, make sure your organization has a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System). A DUNS number should be received within three days after a submission of an online application at the D&B website. Organizations will then need to register their DUNS number in the Central Contract Registration (CCR). You need to first register as a user in this website before being able to register your organization’s DUNS number.

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