Program for Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

 

To sustain and strengthen American expertise on the independent states of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe, by supporting graduate training; advanced research; public dissemination of research data, methods, and findings; contact and collaboration among Government and private specialists; and firsthand experience of these countries by American specialists, including on site conduct of advanced training and research.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.300
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983, Public Law 90-164, Title VIII, 97 Stat. 1948, as amended by Public Law 103-199.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education with an established track record in conducting research and training programs on the independent states of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe. These organizations must run national programs of: advanced research; graduate training; language training; public dissemination of research data, methods, and findings; contact and collaboration among Government and private specialists; and/or firsthand experience of the area by U.S. specialists.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Graduate students, individual scholars, nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education active in the study of the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe.
Credentials/Documentation
Applications must include vitae of professional staff. 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 required. 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. The call for applications is published on Grantsolutions.gov and Grants.gov. Applications must be prepared and submitted via one of these systems. The basic application includes a project narrative which should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages (in Times New Roman 12 pt font). It must be accompanied by a one-page executive summary, a budget, budget notes, statement of work (SoW) and vitae of professional staff. Applications must be submitted to one of the aforementioned systems by the competition deadline.
Award Procedure
A Federal Advisory Committee mandated by the legislation reviews each application and rates it according to its responsiveness to the goals and review criteria published in the Request for Grant Proposal (RfGP). To be technically eligible, an application must demonstrate: a program that is national in scope; the organization's established track record in administering a research and training program; mechanisms for sharing the cost of the program; how it intends to advertise its program to the broad constituency of scholars; how successfully an organization targets individuals most likely to make a career commitment to the study of the region; etc. The Committee makes funding recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research for approval.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 days following the deadline, the Advisory Committee will meet in public to evaluate applications and make funding recommendations. Assuming the program's funding is in place, the Advisory Committee will forward its recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research who usually acts on them within two weeks. All applicants then are notified regarding their funding status.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Each competition is open and national; applicants may submit a single proposal in response to each RfGP.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
For grants to nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education with interest and expertise in conducting research and training programs on the independent states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. These organizations act as intermediaries for the Federal funds by conducting their own national, open competitions to make awards at the graduate level and above to individual students, scholars or other institutions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports. Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports. Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports. Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports. Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports.
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. 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 OMB Circular No. A-133.
Records
Grant recipients are required to keep standard accounting records for 3 years beyond the life of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing is encouraged.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant recipients have approximately three (3) years to spend their awards depending upon the appropriation legislation. Grant recipients draw down on the grant as needed by requesting funds through the Payment Management System (PMS). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See individual grants application package in www.grantsolutions.gov or www.grants.gov.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Jon Crocitto 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Phone: 202-736-4661
Website Address
http://www.state.gov/s/inr/grants.
Financial Information
Account Identification
72-1093-0-1-150.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 10 $4,775,000; FY 11 est $4,775,000; and FY 12 Estimate Not Available - Funding dependant on appropriation.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Avg. Approx $500000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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