U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Small Arms and Light Weapons Threat Reduction Program in El Salvador

Deadline: 1 September 2017

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) is pleased to invite eligible organizations to submit grant applications for a small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) threat reduction program in El Salvador during fiscal year 2017.

Objectives

  • Enhance regional security by reducing at-risk, illicitly proliferated, or indiscriminately used conventional weapons of war.
    • Secure stockpiles of surplus, obsolete, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons of war.
    • Destroy stockpiles of surplus, obsolete, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons of war.
  • Increase civilian security by protecting lives and property.
    • Reduce the risk of accidental detonation at military depots.
    • Clear mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).
    • Return of land and infrastructure to productive use.
    • Assist the rehabilitation and reintegration into society of survivors of accidents involving mines and other ERW.
    • Educate the public about the risk of mines and other ERW.
    • Enhance host nations’ CWD program capacity.
  • Promote U.S. foreign policy interests.
    • Demonstrate support for friends and allies.
    • Enhance public awareness of benefits of CWD.
    • Integrate gender mainstreaming into CWD programs.

Funding Information

Projects are not to exceed 12 months or $350,000.

Eligible Applicants

  • U.S.-based and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), Foreign Public Entities (FPEs), and institutions of higher education are eligible to apply to this NOFO. Foreign governments are not eligible to apply, but governments may be beneficiaries of funded programs, provided that funding does not pay salaries of government agency personnel and that such assistance is not restricted by U.S. law or policy.
  • Organizations should have demonstrated experience administering successful CWD-related projects, preferably in the target country and/or region, or in similarly challenging security environments
  • Only organizations that are registered, accredited, and certified to work in El Salvador as of the application deadline are eligible to receive funding under this NOFO.

Eligible Countries: El Salvador and United States

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