U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Building the Capacity of Rangers and Wildlife Experts to Protect Wildlife

Deadline: 4 July 2017

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement (INL) is seeking applications for its program entitled “Building the Capacity of Rangers and Wildlife Experts to Protect Wildlife” to achieve specific objectives to reduce the poaching and trafficking of wildlife through effective programming at the national, regional, and international levels in key source, transit, and destination locations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

INL/C seeks to provide wildlife defenders including park rangers, police, or volunteer organizations tasked with wildlife management, basic, non-lethal equipment to facilitate their duties in deterring and investigating wildlife crime.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $950,000
  • Award Ceiling: $950,000
  • Award Floor: $300,000

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 in Country X and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated an existing and on-going relationship with the organizations responsible for park, range or game reserve management and or with the recipient organization of the equipment. Proposals that demonstrate both relationships will be given preference.
  • The primary countries of engagement may include one or more of the following countries:
    • Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
    • Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Public International Organizations (PIOs) and For-Profit Organziations are excluded from applying to this grant.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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