Export Control and Related Border Security

 

The U.S. Department of State's Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC), part of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, oversees the U.S. Government’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program. It assists existing and potential proliferation source, transit, and transshipment countries with strengthening their strategic trade controls and border security. Through this assistance, EXBS bolsters partner countries’ capabilities to detect and interdict illicit transfers of strategic items, radioactive materials, and other WMD components; as well as man-portable air defense systems and other conventional weapons. EXBS also works to prevent irresponsible transfers of sensitive items by helping partner countries to recognize and reject proposed transactions that would contribute to proliferation. EXBS focuses on capacity-building through legislation development outreach, licensing and regulatory workshops, enforcement training, provision of inspection and detection equipment, and assistance with government-industry outreach and interagency coordination. EXBS has over 50 active partner countries on five continents.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.901
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants; Project Grants (including travel grants)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, Public Law 87-195, 22 U.S.C 2349bb-1.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
N/A
Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Beneficiary Eligibility
N/A
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Credentials/Documentation
As specified in specific requests for application (RFAs), applicants may be required to submit copies of their most recent negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA) to support proposed indirect costs. Additionally, applicants may be required to submit resumes, curricula vitae, or other supporting documentation showing that proposed key personnel are qualified to perform their intended roles. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Detailed application instructions will be specified in individual requests for application (RFAs). Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
ISN/ECC will evaluate applications for EXBS assistance agreements consistent with the terms specified in individual requests for application (RFAs).
Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for proposal selection is specified in individual requests for application (RFAs).
See specific announcement at www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
ISN/ECC periodically awards assistance instruments to facilitate implementation of specific EXBS projects in various partner countries. Examples of typical EXBS projects include formal training workshops for foreign government officials, working closely with foreign government officials to assist with drafting strategic trade control legislation and implementing regulations, and assessing the status of EXBS partner countries' strategic trade control systems. ISN/ECC will release requests for application (RFAs) as specific EXBS grant/cooperative agreement opportunities are identified.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
ISN/ECC requires program reports at least quarterly, though more frequent and specialized reporting may be required. Specific reporting requirements are detailed in individual requests for application (RFAs). Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov. Cash reports are not applicable. Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov. ISN/ECC requires expenditure reports at least quarterly, though more frequent and specialized reporting may be required. Specific reporting requirements are detailed in individual requests for application (RFAs).
Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov. Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Auditing
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. Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Records
Financial records required to be maintained for three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
ISN/ECC typically limits performance of individual EXBS assistance agreements to twelve months, though performance may be permitted beyond twelve months on a case-by-case basis depending on the complexity of the given project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Gerald L. Guilbert, Jr. U.S. Department of State
Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC)
2201 C Street, NW, Room 3317, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: guilbertgl@state.gov Phone: 2026471778 Fax: 2026471810
Website Address
http://www.state.gov/t/isn/ecc/index.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-1112-1-0-075.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 10 $2,000,000; FY 11 est $2,000,000; and FY 12 est $2,000,000 - Historically, ISN/ECC has awarded approximately $2 million in EXBS assistance awards per fiscal year.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Historically, ISN/ECC has awarded approximately $2 million in EXBS assistance awards per fiscal year.
Typical award approx $85,000
See specific announcement at www.grants.gov.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: Program has been used to assist foreign governments with drafting strategic trade control legislation and implementing regulations, and to provide strategic trade controls-related training to foreign government officials. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

 



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