U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Deadline: 30 April 2019

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications for its Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Southeast Asia.

INL seeks to fund programs that improve Southeast Asia’s will and capacity to investigate, arrest, prosecute, convict, and sentence to the fullest extent of the law all those involved in wildlife crime. Proposals must include details on how the applicant proposes to provide technical assistance to Southeast Asia in two or more of the following areas:

  • increase interdiction of illicit wildlife trade;
  • build investigative and enforcement functions;
  • enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity; and/or
  • develop cross-border regional cooperation.

Program Goals

  • Increase Southeast Asia’s desire and ability to CWT as source, transit, and destination countries.
  • Improve Southeast Asia’s will and capacity to investigate, arrest, prosecute, convict, and sentence to the fullest extent of the law the criminal organizations that perpetrate wildlife trafficking, especially the leaders of those organizations.
  • Advance Southeast Asia’s abilities to CWT in two or more of the following areas:
    • increase interdiction of illicit wildlife trade;
    • build investigative and enforcement functions;
    • enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity; and/or
    • develop cross-border regional cooperation

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
  • Award Floor: $500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants, such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code and foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with the ability to develop and successfully implement a program in Southeast Asia and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in Southeast Asia, if required by the country in which the program will be implemented.
  • Organizations must either be headquartered in Southeast Asia or, if an international NGO, maintain an office in Southeast Asia.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar capacity building programs 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 the appropriate Southeast Asian languages 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, 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 and other members as sub-award partners.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize within a short period.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312542

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