Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A grant assistance of up to $5 Million for solar project in Pohnpei State, and other grants

FSMIS (June 3, 2015): On May 30th, the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia adopted a submitted resolution from the Executive Branch, requesting approval of a grant from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Pacific Partnership Fund in the amount of up to $ 5,000,000. 

Access to the grant is made possible to the FSM as a member state in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). 

The resolution states that "the UAE Pacific Partnership Fund Steering Committee reviewed a 600kw Solar PV Project for Pohnpei State and determined that it is in line with the Fund's objectives and criteria as other Pacific countries participating in the Fund". 

Section 210(2) of Title 55 of the FSM Code requires Congressional approval by resolution over grant assistance such as this in order to be valid. 

On the same day, Congress also adopted two grant assistance resolutions - one in the amount of $6,687 from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) for implementation of the Montreal Protocol, as well as a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $389,660 to fund capacity building for epidemiology and laboratory capacity for infectious diseases. 

The UAE-Parcific Partnership grant resolution is linked below. 

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