Global Threat Reduction

 

The U.S. Department of State's Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR), part of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, supports programs aimed at reducing the threat posed by terrorist organizations or states of concern seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction (WMD) expertise, material, and equipment. ISN/CTR programs, also known as Global Threat Reduction (GTR) programs, accomplish this task by funding a variety of projects that aim to enhance biological, chemical, and nuclear security practices and productively engage scientists with WMD-applicable expertise in civilian pursuits. In addition to continued efforts in the former Soviet Union to engage WMD experts, GTR programs are working to reduce the rapidly growing worldwide WMD threat posed by terrorists, non-state actors, and proliferant states. GTR programs are threat-driven and focus on frontline states and in regions where the terrorist threat is on the rise.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.033
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project 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
Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.
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 on www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
ISN/CTR will evaluate applications for GTR assistance agreements consistent with the terms specified in individual requests for application (RFAs).
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Please see specific announcement on 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/CTR periodically awards assistance instruments to facilitate the implementation of specific projects in various partner countries. Past GTR programs include: formal training workshops for foreign government officials on biological, chemical, and nuclear security; assistance developing curricula and training materials that institutionalize scientific ethics; and assessing partner countries' adherence to international best practices on WMD expertise and material security. ISN/CTR will release requests for application (RFAs) on an annual basis and as specific grant/cooperative agreement opportunities are identified.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
ISN/CTR 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 on www.grants.gov. Cash reports are not applicable. ISN/CTR requires progress 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 on www.grants.gov. ISN/CTR requires expenditure reports at least quarterly, though more frequent and specialized reporting may be required in certain circumstances. Specific reporting requirements are detailed in individual requests for application (RFAs). Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov. See individual announcements in www.grants.gov for specific performance monitoring requirements.
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 on www.grants.gov.
Records
Financial records are required to be maintained 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
ISN/CTR typically limits performance of individual 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
Jonathon D. Walz HST 3327 - ISN/CTR,
2201 C Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: walzjd@state.gov Phone: 202-736-4961 Fax: 202-736-7698
Website Address
http://www.state.gov/t/isn/58381.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-1112-1-0-075.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $41,769,557; FY 15 est $35,000,000; and FY 16 est $35,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Typical award ammount is approximately $500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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