Priority Grant Competition


To provide support for education and training, research, and public information on international peace and conflict resolution and on themes and topics identified by the institute.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: United States Institute of Peace
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
United States Institute of Peace Act; Department of Defense Act , Executive Order Authorization Act of 1985, Title XVII, Section 1701, Public Law 98-525, 98 Stat. 2492,2649, 22 U.S.C 1701.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For, Colombia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sudan, preference will be given to applications submitted by non-profit organizations based in those countries or to groups that partner with them. For Iran and the countries above, applicantions maybe submitted by nonprofit organizations, public institutions, and individuals. Grantees may be U.S. citizens and U.S. nonprofit or public institution or foreign nationals and foreign nonprofit institutions.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Nonprofit organizations, public institutions, and individuals. Grantees may be U.S. citizens, nonprofit organizations and public institutions, or foreign nationals and foreign nonprofit institutions.
Resume/curriculum vitae. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
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. All applicants must submit their project on an official application form (last revised February 2004), with accompanying documentation as described therein.
Award Procedure
Proposals submitted to the Solicited Grant Initiative will first be discussed with, and reviewed by, Grant program staff. In the event of a successful review, applications will be forwarded for further review to experts outside of USIP. During the review process, staff may contact applicants to request further information. Final approval of funded projects will be contingent upon further review and approval by USIP's executive officers and Board of Directors. For previous grantees, evaluations of their earlier grants will be conducted before final decisions will be made.
Oct 01, 2010: Open all year long. The countries listed under no. 70 are expected to be the focus of this solicited initiative for at least one year from October 1, 2009. Applicants may apply at any time throughout the year. Awards will be announced throughout the year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 6 months.
Not Applicable.
Grantees may submit an application for renewed funding after all requirements on the previous grant are fulfilled. Renewed funding requests will be submitted to the Board of Directors for review. Grantees may request an extension of an ongoing project by submitting a letter to the Director of the Grant Program.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Starting in October 2006, the Grant program launches its new Solicited Grant Initiative with the following elements: Funding for conflict prevention, conflict management, and post-conflict peacebuilding in Colombia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sudan. Funding for projects relating to Iran. Priority will be given to initiatives focusing on Iranian relations with the West and with its neighbors in the region, and on Iran's role in regional and international affairs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Award recipients are required to submit interim narrative reports periodically and a final report at the end of the grant period. Award recipients are required to submit interim financial reports periodically and a final financial report and the of the grant period. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant shall be retained by the grantee for 3 years following the submission of the final report of project expenditures.
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
Grants are typically one year in duration, however, short and long-term undertakings are also appropriate. Funds are released according to the schedule negotiated between USIP and the grantee. All funds must be spent or obligated within the established grant period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Initial Payment is remitted upon receipt of signed award documents. Subsequent payments are made throughout the grant period.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Priority Grant Competition, Grant Program, United States Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3006. Telephone: (202) 429-3842. E-mail: Grant.
Headquarters Office
Priority Grant Competition, 1200 17th Street NW., Suite 200, Washington , District of Columbia 20036-3006 Email: Phone: (202) 429-3842.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 09 $27,555,940; FY 10 est $2,800,000; and FY 11 est $2,800,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Federal Register No. 3155-01.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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