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
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants; Project Grants (for specified projects)
Section 634 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended., Executive Order 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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 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 office, 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. This depends on the individual award. In some cases, program activities are precluded in particular countries due to legislative restrictions.
See www.grants.gov for individual application.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Project/program reports are required to be submitted on a quarterly basis. Cash reports are required to be submitted as part of the quarterly financial reports. Progress reports are required to be submitted on a quarterly basis. Standard expenditure reports (SF-FFR) are required to be submitted on a quarterly basis. 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.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All project/program documents and financial records must be retained by awards recipients for three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Most grant awards are from one to three years in length. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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
Ajay Rao Harry S. Truman Building, Room 6913
2201 C St. NW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: RaoAS@state.gov
No Data Available
(Project Grants) FY 10 $10,000,000; FY 11 est $15,000,000; and FY 12 est $15,000,000
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