Weapons Removal and Abatement
To reduce the threats posed to civilian security by at-risk, illicitly proliferated, and indiscriminately used conventional weapons.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Political Military Affairs/ Weapons Removal and Abatement, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2017
Program accomplishments will include the obligation of an estimated $189 million in foreign assistance funds to support Conventional Weapons Destruction projects in over 30 countries.Fiscal Year 2018
Program accomplishments will include the obligation of an estimated $198 million in foreign assistance funds, subject to Congressional approval, to support Conventional Weapons Destruction projects in over 30 countries.Fiscal Year 2016
Program accomplishments include the obligation of $179.532 million in foreign assistance funds to support Conventional Weapons Destruction projects in over 30 countries.
Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016 (Div. K, P.L. 114-113), Public Law -87-195
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
All projects must have a clear focus on CWD program goals and objectives.
In addition to submitting applications for assistance, all applicants must be accredited by the host nation government to perform CWD-related activities in country.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
PM/WRA issues awards through a competitive or non-competitive process. All applications must be submitted through GrantSolutions.gov, at which point they are considered for funding by PM/WRA's program and resource management teams.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Dependent upon CWD program priorities, funds availability, and grantee past performance, grants and cooperative may be renewed at the discretion of PM/WRA.
How are proposals selected?
All criteria for selecting proposals are included in Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) posted to Grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
All assistance must support the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) program. Assistance may be used for small arms/light weapons (SA/LW) destruction programs, SA/LW security, physical security and stockpile management, man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) threat reduction, and explosive remnants of war remediation, including landmine and unexploded ordnance destruction.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
PM/WRA monitors grantee performance by reviewing program and financial reports, conducting site visits, employing third-party monitors (in specific countries), and working with relevant U.S. embassies to oversee grantees.
All recipients must have program audits performed in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart F.
All records must be maintained in accordance with 2 CFR 200.
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
Award funding is available to the recipient only during the award's period of performance. If a grantee does not fully expend award funding during the period of performance, then any remaining funds must be returned to the Department of State. All assistance is awarded through GrantSolutions.gov. Funding is released on either a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis depending on the recipient organization.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Christopher E. Murguia
DOS Annex 3, Suite 6100, 2121 Virginia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$224,181,139.00; FY 19 est $108,869,763.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $189,000,000.00; FY 16$179,532,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants range from $25,000 to $30,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Primary regulations are the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 600, and the Department of State's Federal Assistance Directive.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
For examples of all past programs please see the publication, "To Walk the Earth in Safety," located at: https://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/Fiscal Year 2017
For examples of all past programs please see the publication, "To Walk the Earth in Safety," located at: https://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/Fiscal Year 2016
For examples of all past programs please see the publication, "To Walk the Earth in Safety," located at: http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/ For examples of all past programs please see the publication, "To Walk the Earth in Safety," located at: https://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/