Direct Aid Program -Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and Republic of Marshall Islands
The Australian Embassy has launched Direct Aid Program (DAP) to support projects that have a strong development focus on a sustainable community project, improving living conditions, and generates economic activities for communities.
It is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). DAP mainly focusses on the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and Republic of Marshall Islands.
The maximum funding limit of up to USD$20,000.00 per project is available.
Projects must run for no longer than 12 months.
They will generally NOT fund the following:
Cash grants or micro-credit schemes or projects that involve the return of money;
Purchase of major assets, e.g. vehicles;
Australian or overseas study tours;
Sponsorship of major sporting tournaments or cultural displays that do not have a clear developmental benefit;
Routine, recurring running costs and administrative expenses including office rental and utility costs, spare parts, routine maintenance.
DAP activities should aim to achieve practical and tangible outcomes that support development within communities. The Australian Embassy in Pohnpei will favorably consider projects:
In the areas of education and skill development, agriculture, gender development, health and disability, youth development, disaster risk management, environmental management, and rural development;
That pursues innovative approaches, projects, and partners that leverage the budget to its maximum potential.
that help to build relationships with FSM, Palau, and RMI government and community leaders
that have achievable and have sustainable outcomes
Who can apply?
DAP funding is available to non-government organizations, community groups, religious groups, and schools that are engaged in any type of development activities for their organization.
Assessment of Applications
Projects must be clearly defined with specific outputs. Applications will be approved or rejected on the basis of:
The costs and the development benefits of the project;
Achievable and sustainable outcomes;
Soundness of the project’s objectives and design;
The practicability of the proposed implementation arrangements; and
Whether the project conforms with the objectives of the Direct Aid Program.
For more information, visit https://fsm.embassy.gov.au/