Weapons Removal and Abatement

 

To curb the illicit trafficking and indiscriminate use of conventional weapons of war that contribute to internal instability; pursue such weapons and help the clean-up efforts that occur in post-conflict settings; and engage civil society to expand support for U.S. humanitarian assistance in post conflict societies.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.800
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Political Military Affairs/ Weapons Removal and Abatement
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: In FY 2013, PM/WRA obligated approximately $135,614,561 in grants and cooperative agreements to support CWD activities in 49 countries. Fiscal Year 2014: in FY 2014, PM/WRA will obligate approximately $135,000,000 to 49 countries to support Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) efforts. This is includes clearing and destroying thousands of landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and small arms and light weapons. This also includes supporting landmine and UXO victims with prosthetics and vocational training. Fiscal Year 2015: In FY 2015, PM/WRA obligated approximately $135,000,000 in grants and cooperative agreements to support CWD activities in 49 countries.
Authorization
Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010 (Div. F. Public Law 111-117) , Public Law 87-195.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All projects must have a clear focus and in some way be related to one of the following: landmine clearance, weapons destruction, small arms and light weapons disposal, landmine and unexploded ordinance disposal surveys, mine risk education, and victims assistance.
Beneficiary Eligibility
See grants.gov.
Credentials/Documentation
See Grants.gov; any recipient involved in demining and small arms disposal has to have documented disposal experience and credentials. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Please see grants.gov. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. See Grants.gov
Award Procedure
See grants.gov.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Dependent upon yearly country objectives, funds, program results, grantee capability with final determination by the Department of State Grants Officer and Program Manager.
How are proposals selected?
See Grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Landmine clearance, weapons destruction, small arms and light weapons disposal, landmine and unexploded ordinance disposal surveys, mine risk education and victims assistance. Please see grants.gov. All funds are discretionary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly narrative and financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measureable deliverables. Cash reports are not applicable. Quarterly narrative and financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measureable deliverables. Quarterly financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measureable deliverables. Measurable deliverables must be established for all programs.
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. All international grantees that are not bound by OMB Cicular No. A-133 must agree in their terms and conditions to similar audit requirements. Grants will not be awarded to organizations that refuse to comply with audit requirements.
Records
All records must be kept for a minimum of 3 years from the close of the grant period. If an investigation is started before this period ends, all records must be kept for 3 years after the close of the investigation.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Dependent upon grant. It is listed under the particular announcment on Grantsolutions.gov.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are generally available for obligation for two years. Award recipients then have five years to expend the awarded funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Depends upon grantee status, type of project, and amount of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Thomas S Kodiak, DOS Annex 3, Suite 6100, 2121 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20034 Email: kodiakt@state.gov Phone: (202) 663-0091.
Website Address
http://www.state.gov/t/pm/wra/
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-1111-0-7-511.
Obligations
(Project Grants (for specified projects)) FY 13 $135,614,561; FY 14 est $135,000,000; and FY 15 est $135,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants range from $25,000 to $10,000,000. The average grant amount is roughly $750,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: In FY 2013, PM/WRA awarded the HALO Trust funding to conduct UXO clearance and physical security and stockpile management upgrades in Angola. Fiscal Year 2014: In FY 2014, PM/WRA provided funding to the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR), a local Afghan demining NGO. This grant supported munitions destruction, weapons cache destruction, ammunition technical surveys, battle area clearance, and mine risk education in several provinces throughout central Afghanistan. Fiscal Year 2015: In FY 2015, PM/WRA anticipates awarding approximately $135,000,000 in grants and cooperative agreements to 49 countries to cover a full range of CWD activities.

 



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