The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project to assess and quantify the environmental impacts of criminal organizations’ activities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Project Goal and Objectives
To enhance regional access to knowledge regarding crimes that affect the environment; to increase INL/WHP’s understanding of the threat picture with on-demand data and general understanding of these crimes including hot-spots susceptible to crimes that affect the environment and an overall of the environmental impact; and furnish INL/WHP with best practices and recommendation to build partners’ capacity to address these crimes with applicable interventions, relevant agencies,model legislation, and training and technical assistance frameworks.
- Length of performance period: 18 to 24 months
- Anticipated program start date: April 2023 Number of awards anticipated: 1 (one) award
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,125,000 to a maximum of $1,125,000
- Total available funding: $1,125,000
Participants and Audiences
The general public of the respective countries where programming is deployed
- Civil society organizations
- International organizations
- Host government law enforcement actors, judges, court staff, audit and oversight officials
- The United States Department of State
- Relevant U.S. government agencies
- Private sector in relevant industries
- Other audiences as determined by the deployment of the grantee expert
Priority Region/Countries: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Preference will be given to applicants who apply to work on all four sub-regions: Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America. All assistance is coordinated and subject to INL approval in accordance with U.S. government policy. Applicants are encouraged to design project activities to encompass the largest number of countries practical but must include staff or activities based in Panama.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
- U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code or section 26 US 115 of the US 115 of the U.S. tax code;
- Foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
- Foreign-based educational institutions
- Applicants must also meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply to this NOFO:
- Must demonstrate the ability to either conduct the hard-science measurements and scientific analysis of the environmental destruction caused in these crimes, including deforestation and related carbon emissions; waterway, soil, air contamination; and satellite imagery of environmental degradation when available; or must demonstrate the ability to contract or sub-grant this expertise.
- Panama is a required beneficiary; must include Panama in proposed country locations and activities.
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