Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Combating Corruption in the Asia-Pacific Region

Deadline: 9 August 2016

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL/EA) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Combating Corruption in the Asia-Pacific Region” with an aim to allow for activities that would promote more effective implementation by governments of international anti-corruption commitments and initiatives. The goals of the projects comprises of:

  • Decrease corrupt practices across the Asia-Pacific region through strengthening cooperation between governments and international organizations on implementation of domestic, regional, and international anticorruption commitments.
  • Strengthen engagement and cooperation between governments and civil society on fighting corruption.
  • Increase citizen awareness of their country’s anticorruption laws and policies, as well as knowledge of their role in addressing corruption.

Objectives

  • Decrease corrupt practices across the Asia-Pacific region through strengthening cooperation between governments and international organizations on implementation of domestic, regional, and international anticorruption commitments.
  • Strengthen engagement and cooperation between governments and civil society on fighting corruption.
  • Increase citizens’ awareness of their country’s anticorruption laws and policies as well as knowledge of their role in addressing corruption.

Funding Information

  • The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $700,000.
  • The period of performance is 18 months with an anticipated start date of September 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S. based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions, with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • A consortium between foreign, local non-governmental organizations and education institutions is possible; however the presented documents shall demonstrate the added value of such a partnership in advancing the goals;
  • Selected organization/s may also be asked to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration if required by the country of project implementation.
  • Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in the Asia Pacific Region.
  • INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in the language of the host country and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
  • INL encourages applications from potential new partners.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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