Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) Grant Programs (including Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas)
Support the foreign assistance goals and objectives of the Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA), as delineated in the FY Bureau Strategic and Resource Plan and other strategic planning documents. This program is for all grant awards for the entire fiscal year funded through State/WHA.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Section 634 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended., Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, Public Law 110-161, 7015 U.S.C.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Uses of assistance vary according to the individual award. Please see www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
U.S. Department of State, WHA Bureau, issues grants to domestic entities that implement programs in WHA countries. Primary beneficiaries are residents of any community abroad where program activities are taking place. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement. See www.grants.gov for individual application.
Any award made using State/WHA funds requires the full complement of standard forms and budget documents (including Congressional Notifications), as dictated by the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Administration, and the relevant OMB circulars. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Pre-award coordination is required for all grantees applying for foreign assistance grants through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs grant awards. This coordination will take place between program officers in Washington, D.C, and the recipient organizations, or between program officers in the field and recipient organizations. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Defined by the U.S. Department of State, Administration Bureau in accordance with relevant OMB Circulars. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Renewals must be coordinated with the State/WHA program officer, the Representative of State/Administration Bureau grants officer, and the recipient.
How are proposals selected?
See www.grants.gov for specific announcement and criteria for selection.
How may assistance be used?
All funds for grants will comply with the restrictions on Economic Support Funds (ESF), as specified in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. See www.grants.gov for specific announcements.
See www.grants.gov for individual application.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly progress reports should reflect the grantee’s continued focus on measuring the project’s impact on the overarching goals or problems the project set out to address. An assessment of the overall project impact, as appropriate, should be included in each quarterly project report.
See application on grants.gov for audit requirements.
All project/program documents and financial records must be retained by awards recipients for three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Most grant awards are from one to three years in length. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement. It depends on the amount and the details of the project. Most often, the HHS PMS system is used for monthly/quarterly installments, as required and only if the grantee is submitting timely and complete progress and financial reports. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520 US
202 647 5506
(Project Grants) FY 18$15,542,164.00; FY 19 est $19,165.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants can range from small amounts (thousands of dollars) up to $2-3 million. The average federal share of expenditures for WHA grants is around $1M. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Grants must follow the scope of work and terms and conditions as stated in the grant agreement concluded between grantees and State/WHA.
Examples of Funded Projects