Donor Name: US Department of State-Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
Funding name: Building the Capacity of Rangers and Wildlife Experts to Protect Wildlife
Funding Opportunity Number: INLEA-INLTC-17-005
Funding brief: To advance the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking and its associated implementation plan, INL aims 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 aims to support host-nation investigatory and prosecutorial capacity building in relation to wildlife crime to disrupt the higher level syndicates involved in wildlife trafficking.
The projects should address the following objectives. Corresponding activities are included as a reference but applicants may also propose other innovative solutions.
● Objective 1: Strengthen the ability of wildlife defenders to accomplish their duties. Oftentimes, wildlife defenders are not adequately resourced to accomplish the tasks of deterring and investigating wildlife crime due to other budgetary priorities. This objective attempts to help bridge the gap between existing resources and the requirements of the defenders.
● Activity 1: Assessment of the existing equipment usage and requirements by wildlife defenders and their parent organizations, in coordination with other donors to the organizations, if applicable, considering current and future threats to wildlife in the area of responsibility.
● Activity 2: Development of requirements and procurement strategies to maximize the impact of equipment donations to the ability of the defenders to exercise their duties resulting in cost-effective and timely equipment procurements and donations.
● Activity 3: Follow-on training on donated equipment if applicable, and assessment of the impact on wildlife defenders and development of future needs requirements.
Deadline: July, 04th, 2017
Funding details link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293698
Funding limit: $300,000- $950,000
Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found
Eligible organization: As below
● Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants (such as U.S. not-for-profit/non-governmental 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. Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in Country X, if required by the country of project implementation.
● 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. 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 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.
Submission mail: N/A
Other important link:
● OMB circular cited: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title02/2cfr200_main_02.tpl
● Terms and Conditions: https://www.statebuy.state.gov/fa/Pages/TermsandConditions.aspx
How to apply:
● Interested applicant may apply through the website (www.grantsolutions.gov).
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