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In his State of the Union address, President Obama called upon our nation to join with the world in ending extreme poverty in the next two decades. Today, we have new tools and approaches that enable us to achieve a goal that would have been unimaginable even two decades ago: the elimination of extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, widespread hunger and preventable child and maternal deaths.

With just over one percent of the federal budget, the State Department and USAID budget advances U.S. national security, protects Americans at home and abroad, opens markets overseas, fights disease, hunger and extreme poverty, creates American jobs, forges global partnerships and delivers real results for the American people. The FY2014 budget request of $47.8 billion supports U.S. engagement in over 180 countries, and provides the people and programs necessary to protect U.S. interests, promote peace and ensure America’s leadership in the world.

The President’s FY 2014 budget request for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is $47.8 billion, a six percent decrease from FY 2012. The request makes tough trade-offs, proposes important reforms, and takes advantage of efficiencies to support our diplomatic, development, and national security priorities and use taxpayer dollars efficiently.

The Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program strengthens capacities in developing countries to prevent, detect, and control infectious diseases in animals and people with an emphasis on early identification of, and response to, dangerous pathogens from animals before they can become significant threats to human health.

 

Grantee:  CERMES, University of the West Indies

Beneficiary Countries:  Barbados and OECS countries

Duration: 2 years (July 2011-December 2013)

Funding to date: $767,350

Objective:  To develop teaching and research related to Climate Change with an emphasis on cross-sectoral adaptation including short courses in climate change, to upgrade the Centre’s existing physical infrastructure to support the region. 

 

Grantees: The Secretariat of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; the University of the West Indies’ Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies; the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology; the Government of Barbados.

Beneficiary Countries: Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Grenada.

Duration:  5 years (2011-2015).

Funding to date: $2.5 million

Total Projected investment:  $20 million.

 

 

Grantee:  Grenada Cocoa Association

Duration: 15 months (May 2012 to June 30, 2013)

Funding to date:  $173, 968

Beneficiary Countries:  Grenada

Objective:  To improve youth workforce development by supporting training programs to transition youth-at-risk into productive employment.

 

Grantee:  Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)

Duration:  3 years (September 2012-September 2015)

Funding to date:  $1,559,647

Total Investment: $4,215,714

Beneficiary Countries:  Barbados & OECS

 

Grantee:  Education Development Center Inc.

Duration: August 2011 to August 2013

Funding to date: $2,405,700

Total Investment: $2,600,000

Beneficiary Countries:  Guyana

Objective: To provide support for the implementation of the Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment Program”

 

Grantee:  Prince’s Youth Business International.

Duration:  3 years (April 2012 to March 2015).

Funding to date: $693,497 (DA)

Total Investment - $2 million.

Beneficiary Countries:  Barbados, St. Vincent & Grenadines, St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua & Barbuda.

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Last updated: July 17, 2018

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