U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL – Preventing Violent Extremism in Benin through Rural Community Engagement

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL – Preventing Violent Extremism in Benin through Rural Community Engagement


The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Preventing Violent Extremism in Benin through Rural Community Engagement.”

The objective of this program is to strengthen the influence and reach of Government of Benin (GoB) efforts to prevent political grievances and violence.

The overall project goal is to support the Government of Benin’s execution of its rural engagement strategy, which expands public safety services and mitigates local drivers of insecurity and violent extremism.


  • Rural border communities increasingly share pressing concerns with local political authorities and law enforcement, in order to provide the Government of Benin input and guidance needed to implement successful policies in these communities.
  • The large majority of USSF officers exhibit professionalism and adherence to high standards in the eyes of rural border communities.

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; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions, with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in Benin and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing programs of similar scope, complexity, and dollar value. 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 produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in French and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill INL 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

Funding Information:

  • Award Ceiling: $750,000
  • Award Floor: $750,000

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov.