Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP)

 

The Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) policy objective is to create an environment that will disrupt the ability of terrorists, violent extremist organizations (VEOs), and traffickers to operate by promoting regional government and non-government capacity building partnerships in the Sahel and Maghreb. Partner countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal in sub-Saharan Africa (Bureau of African Affairs), and Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in North Africa (Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.222
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
TSCTP programs are designed to be proactive and preventive in nature, to combat terrorism and violent extremism through both civilian and military efforts. These programs are structured in a way that empowers local law enforcement authorities to effectively address the threat of terrorist organizations, while also respecting national sovereignty and cultural sensitivities of countries in the region.
Beneficiary Eligibility
TSCTP supports projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal in sub-Saharan Africa, and Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in North Africa.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply to this program. See www.Grants.gov for individual program announcements. Recipients are selected through open competitions, directed, or limited solicitations. Occasionally, AF or NEA will issue sole source awards. AF and NEA also enter into a limited number of Interagency Acquisition Agreements with other U.S.G. Federal agencies. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.
Award Procedure
In general, solicitations are reviewed by panels comprised of area and subject matter experts drawn from inside and sometimes outside the State Department. Award procedures are defined by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Administration in accordance with relevant OMB Circulars.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Based on program needs and availability of funding.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals should be responsive to the substantive provisions set forth in each notice of funding opportunity listed on www.grants.gov. Final award decisions are influenced by whether the applications meet TSCTP's goals and objectives, whether and how they support the USG's overarching foreign policy priorities and whether they have the support of the appropriate U.S. Embassy(ies) or Consulates.
How may assistance be used?
TSCTP programs are designed to be proactive and preventive in nature, to combat terrorism and violent extremism through both civilian and military efforts. These programs are structured in a way that empowers local law enforcement authorities to effectively address the threat of terrorist organizations, while also respecting national sovereignty and cultural sensitivities of countries in the region.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Quarterly reporting is required at a minimum for all awards. Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, program reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer. No cash reports are required. Reporting requirements will be dictated in the official U.S. Department of State Notice Award. See www.grants.gov for specific notice of funding opportunities.
Auditing
Please see grants.gov listing for audit requirements.
Records
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
See www.grants.gov for individual notice of funding opportunities and time requirements/restrictions. See www.grants.gov for individual notice of funding opportunities and time requirements/restrictions.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Nathan A Edgerton
2430 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20520 US
EdgertonNA@state.gov
Phone: 2027766831
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-4401-1-0-371
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$582,625.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $7,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See www.grants.gov for individual notice of funding opportunities or www.USASpending.gov for previous award information.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Guidelines for grants and cooperative agreements are distributed in conjunction with the notice of funding opportunity and/or Notice of Award.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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