The countries of the Eastern Caribbean often face natural disasters that threaten food security, destroy infrastructure, and slow economic growth. Our grantee partners work with local organizations in the islands of Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to increase community resilience.
Our grantees create seed banks, grow plants that protect against flooding, and build greenhouses or shade houses to protect crops. They also construct drainage and water storage and develop strategies with local authorities to reduce disaster risk. Our investments advance U.S. priorities in the Eastern Caribbean, including the Caribbean 2020 framework and the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership.
We awarded our first grant in the Eastern Caribbean in 1973. Since then, we have provided $15 million through 226 grants to local organizations.