Syria Assistance Program
Support the foreign assistance goals and objectives of the Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), as delineated in the Fiscal Year Bureau Strategic and Resource Plan. This program is for all grant awards for the entire fiscal year funded through State/NEA for Syria programming.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Section 634 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Executive Order Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
U.S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; public international organizations; and small businesses with functional and regional experience. Each solicitation outlines who is eligible and what types of experience are needed to apply for funding. Any award made using State/NEA funds requires the full complement of standard federal forms and budget documents as required in 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 600. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement. 2 CFR 200 applies to this program.
U.S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; public international organizations; and small businesses with functional and regional experience. Each solicitation outlines who is eligible and what types of experience are needed to apply for funding. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement instructions. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
NEA/AC solicits proposals via program announcements posted on www.grants.gov, and www.grantsolutions.gov, and on the websites of NEA/AC, and posts in the region. NEA Syria programming implementers are selected through open competitions, directed, or limited solicitations. Occasionally, NEA/AC will issue sole source awards. NEA/AC also enters into a limited number of Interagency Acquisition Agreements with other U.S.G. Federal agencies. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Renewals must be coordinated with the State/NEA program officer, the Representative of State/Administration Bureau grants officer, and the recipient.
How are proposals selected?
Project specific, depends on the program. All awards are screened for terror finance and/or support per the relevant U.S. Department of State and federal guidelines and regulations. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
How may assistance be used?
All funds for grants will comply with the restrictions on foreign assistance, as specified in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.
See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, as dictated in the official U.S. Department of State Notice Award, performance monitoring may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement. Required quarterly for all awards. At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.
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 if applicable.
Recipients must maintain all grant files for three years after the final report date. Please refer to 2 CFR 200 for specific records retention requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Although the average length is 12-18 months, the specific length of time for an NEA Syria programming grant may vary from one award to another. Details for each can be found on the respective announcements. All assistance for Centralized Payments, Cash Management, Financial Reporting, Debt Management, and Audit Assistance is with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Payment Management one of the two non-DoD grants payment systems for use by the entire Federal Government. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
2430 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20037 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 Estimate Not Available - Information Sensitive
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Depends on specific grant award. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects