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
Active
Program Number
19.601
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Project Grants (for specified projects)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Section 634 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Executive Order Executive Order Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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, CVs of main program staff, as dictated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Administration, and the relevant OMB circulars.
See www.grants.gov for specific announcement. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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
Pre-award coordination is required for all grantees applying for foreign assistance grants through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC). This coordination will take place between program officers in the field and the recipient agencies, or between program officers in Washington, DC and the recipient organizations. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
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. 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?
Reporting
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, program reports 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. Cash reports are not applicable. 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, progress reports 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. 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, financial reports 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. 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.
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. 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.
Records
All project/program and financial records must be retained by awards recipients 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
Although the average length is 6-12 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
None.
Headquarters Office
Eddie H Whitehurst 2430 E Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: Whitehursteh@state.gov Phone: 202-776-8627
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-7245-0-1-113.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 13 Not Available(Exp: Information Sensitive); FY 14 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Information Sensitive); and FY 15 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Information Sensitive) - Information Sensitive.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Depends on specific grant award. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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