U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Laos and Malaysia

Deadline: 8 April 2019

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications for its Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Laos and Malaysia to strengthen domestic criminal justice institutions in Southeast Asia by supporting successful enforcement, investigative, and prosecutorial functions in response to wildlife crimes.

Objectives

To strengthen domestic criminal justice institutions in Southeast Asia by supporting successful enforcement, investigative, and prosecutorial functions in response to wildlife crimes. Proposed projects should be designed to strengthen the capacity of wildlife-related institutions and actors in Southeast Asia, specifically targeting Laos and Malaysia.

  • Increase the capacity of customs and law enforcement to detect, interdict, seize, and transfer illegal wildlife products to investigatory agencies.
  • Improve wildlife law enforcement capacity to prevent, detect, and investigate wildlife criminals and their contraband through specialized training and equipment.
  • Improve national and regional capabilities to prosecute and adjudicate cases against wildlife crimes and related offenses with appropriate sentencing structures.
  • Enhance inter-agency and/or sub-regional cooperation among criminal justice entities at all professional levels.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Award Floor: $500,00

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 program in at least one of the target countries and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current country registration for all countries listed in the proposal, as required by the host country.
  • Organizations must also demonstrate support from all the target countries mentioned in the proposal for the program activities
  • Organizations must either be headquartered in or, if an international NGO, maintain an office in at least one of the target countries
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in one of the target countries. 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, French or an appropriate indigenous language based on proposed activities. 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.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312683

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