Environmental and Scientific Partnerships and Programs


To support sustainable growth across the globe, the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science (OES) builds international partnerships to address environmental, scientific, and health concerns. Key areas of funding include but are not limited to, programs that: address climate change and its impact, and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions; conserve natural resources and reduce international threats to biodiversity; improve access to safe drinking water; promote a level playing field with free trade partners; protect fisheries and oceans; reduce the threat from mercury and other pollutants; and foster international scientific collaboration.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended
State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as Amended
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The use of assistance is to support a wide range of partnerships responding to diverse international environmental initiatives.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants respond to a specific Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) posted on www.grants.gov. SF-424 and full proposal required. To be eligible for federal grants, applicants must have an active Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) also known as DUNS number. DUNS number are registered in SAMS.gov. Applicants must also have an active CAGE code (for U.S. organizations) and NCAGE code (for non-U.S. organizations) and updated in www.SAMS.gov
Award Procedure
A technical review panel reviews proposals and scored them in accordance with published review criteria and determines priority program recommendations for final negotiation on the grant or cooperative agreement by a Department of State Grants Officer.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Based on program needs and availability of funding.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals should be responsive to the objectives and requirements set forth in each Program Announcement or Request for application posted on www.grants.gov
How may assistance be used?
Funding is provided for eligible profits and non-profit organizations to support international environmental and scientific initiatives, as defined by the individual program announcement in grants.gov.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: All programs will be monitored by Department of State Grants Officers and Grants Officers Representatives.
For all Department of State (DOS) awards, regardless of business type, the recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in OMB audit requirements. In addition, the recipients are subject to the audit requirements fouind in the Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C 7501-7507. For additional information please refer to the Standard Terms and Conditions (available online at http://fa.statebuy.state.gov).
Refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions (http://fa.statebuy.state.gov) for guidance.
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
Varies. Varies by program; generally grantees request drawdown of funds based on immediate disbursement requirements through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Maria Urbina
Central Programming Unit, Executive Office, Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Room 10076 SA-09, Department of State, 2025 E Street NW
Washington, DC 22520 US
Phone: (202) 472-8171
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$355,702.00; FY 23 est $1,223,802,132.00; FY 24 est $1,223,802,133.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 16$560,206,000.00; FY 17 est $7,100,000.00; - n/a
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants vary depending on program objectives and availability of funds.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Application guidelines are distributed in conjunction with the request for applications or program announcements.


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