Office of Security Affairs


The Office of Security Affairs in the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs (AF/SA) supports U.S. foreign policy goals in sub-Saharan Africa through a variety of programs and policies designed to bolster peace and security.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of African Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants; Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Foreign Assistance Act, Section 531, 22 Stat. , U.S.C 2346; Foreign Assistance Act, Section 551, 22 Stat. , U.S.C 2348.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
If you are interested in implementing AF/SA security-related assistance programs that promote peace and stability on the continent, please see for individual solicitation opportunities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
AF/SA security-related assistance grants bolster our African partners' capacity to provide peace and security.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See for individual award announcements.
Award Procedure
See for individual award announcements.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. See for individual award announcements.
Not Applicable.
See for individual award announcements.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
AF/SA manages security assistance grants totaling approximately $26 million per year. However, these funding levels can vary considerably from year-to-year depending on shifting needs and U.S. Government priorities. The office awarded approximately $26.5 million in Fiscal Year 2014 and plans to award approximately $28.4 million in Fiscal Year 2015. Program activities support a range of requirements including capacity building in support of post-conflict or transitional security or defense reform, maritime security sector reform, and counter terrorism efforts. Pending Congressional appropriation, AF/SA may implement upwards of $31 million in security assistance programs in Fiscal Year 2016.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
See for individual award announcements. No cash reports are required. See for individual award announcements. See for individual award announcements. See for individual award announcements.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See for individual award announcements.
Recipients must maintain all grant files for three years after the final report date.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
See for individual award announcements. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See for individual award announcements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Christopher John Pommerer 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: Phone: 2026477158
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-7214-1-5-000 - ESF Funds; 19-1032-0-0-000 - PKO Funds.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $26,500,000; FY 15 est $28,400,000; and FY 16 est $31,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See for individual award announcements.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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