Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Deadline: 10 August 2016

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL/EA) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Southeast Asia” with an aim to reduce poaching of endangered species and trafficking of wildlife or wildlife products into and within Southeast Asia.

INL/EA seeks to build upon civilian law enforcement capabilities to combat wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and authorities’ ability to respond to poaching and wildlife trafficking by

  • strengthening legislative and regulatory frameworks,
  • building investigative and enforcement capacity
  • enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity

Objectives

  • Enhance legislative and regulatory frameworks
  • Build capacity of civilian law enforcement and justice sector authorities to prevent and investigate poaching and wildlife trafficking
  • Enhance protecting endangered species from poaching, and investigating and prosecuting wildlife crime through equipment provision.

Focus Countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos PDR, and Malaysia; multinational or regional activities that foster transnational cooperation may benefit Burma and Cambodia.

Funding Information

  • The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $1,646,000 USD.
  • The period of performance is 2 year(s) 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.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in Southeast Asia.
  • 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 English. Interpretation services for training must be considered. 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
  • 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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