U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL – Anti-Corruption Project for Central America

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL – Anti-Corruption Project for Central America

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), is seeking applications from qualified Educational Institutions for a Cooperative Agreement to implement a program entitled “Anti-Corruption Project to Strengthen Judicial Systems in Central America.”

The purpose of this agreement is to enhance the capacity of Central American institutions responsible for preventing and addressing corruption by strengthening relevant legislative frameworks; building the capacity of judicial institutions and public servants responsible for preventing and fighting corruption; enhancing civil society engagement; and increasing regional information sharing on anti-corruption and anti-impunity efforts.

Project Objectives

  • Increase capacity of Central American justice institutions to investigate, prosecute, and sentence corruption cases through subject matter expert technical assistance.
  • Design strategies and tools to facilitate the creation of a strong legal framework, robust civil society, and institutions to prevent corruption and reduce impunity.
  • Enhance regional information sharing related to anti-corruption and impunity best practices through conventions, working groups, assessments, and officer exchanges, among others.

Funding Information

  • The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $1, 5000,000.
  • The period of performance is three years with an anticipated start date of January 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants (such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in Central America and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing capacity building programs or similar implementation, preferably in Central America’s Northern Tringle. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to deliver training and workshops, and conduct evaluations in Spanish and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
  • Note: Public International Organizations (PIOs) and For-Profit Organizations are excluded from applying to this grant announcement.

How to Apply

Applicants apply via given website.

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