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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:45am

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched the 2nd Grant Cycle of the Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund at the InterContinental Hotel in Makati City.

Representatives of Luzon-based civil society organizations, corporations, business chambers, academic and professional associations attended the event. Similar conferences were also held in Davao City and Iloilo City earlier to reach out to Mindanao and Visayas institutions.

USAID’s Phil-Am Fund is a five-year, Php960 million ($24 million) grant facility that provides opportunities for local civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines to innovate and develop new solutions for many of the country's development challenges. The project is implemented by the Gerry Roxas Foundation with SyCip Gorres and Velayo Co. as its management advisory partner.

Launched in September 2013, the grant facility has awarded 12 grants to date. The grantees provide local solutions to address a range of issues in economic growth, biodiversity protection, combating human trafficking, strengthening basic education and fostering good governance.

U.S. Government Works with Leyte Water Service Providers to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:00pm

The U.S. government and the provincial government of Leyte hosted two conferences this week to improve service delivery and build climate change resilience.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:30am

The Philippines has emerged as a global leader in pioneering innovative solutions to addressing some of the world’s greatest development challenges. The U.S. Embassy Manila’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and two United States-based organizations, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), recently announced new research projects that advance the scientific and technical capacity of both the United States and partner countries in critical areas of development.

U.S. Ambassador Goldberg Visits Benguet to Promote Disaster Risk Reduction Activities
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:30pm

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg visited Benguet Province from July 24 to July 25 to lead a series of activities that will further advance disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation measures in the region.

U.S. Government Supports Improving Water Supply Services in Misamis Oriental Province
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:15pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is bringing together more than 150 representatives of small-scale water service providers (WSPs) to attend a conference on "Accelerating Water Security and Climate Resiliency among Small Water Service Providers in Misamis Oriental.” The conference, which runs from July 23-25, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City, is organized by USAID through its Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental. The conference will help small-scale water service providers to better serve people without piped water in the province.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:00pm

The U.S. Government has provided approximately Php6.5 million ($150,000) to help Typhoon Glenda victims in Albay and Sorsogon provinces return home and recover from the storm.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:45am

The U.S. Government is partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to build community resilience to floods and other disaster events in Metro Manila.

US Government Provides Assistance to Fire Victims in Zamboanga City
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:00pm

The U.S. Government provided assistance to families in Barangay Campo Islam, Zamboanga City who lost their homes during a fire that gutted the community on June 4. More than 1,200 individuals from 288 families were affected.

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:30pm

Business leaders and officials of major water districts discussed potential partnerships and investment opportunities to help more Filipinos gain access to clean drinking water and sanitation services during the First Water Sector Forum in Makati City.

U.S. Government Pushes for Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships to Meet Development Goals in the Philippines
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise Rollins completed her visit to the Philippines by leading events in Manila that highlighted the U.S. Government’s increasing focus on science, technology, innovation, and partnerships.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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