Grants for Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Central Africa
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project to counter wildlife trafficking in Central Africa.
Central Africa is a hot spot for poaching and trafficking of illegal wildlife and products such as ivory and pangolin scales. In order to help dismantle the criminal organizations trafficking in these illegal products and reduce wildlife trafficking in the region, INL seeks to support counter-wildlife trafficking projects in Central Africa including Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), and Gabon.
Goal: Strengthen criminal justice institutions in Central Africa to undertake successful enforcement, investigative, and prosecutorial functions for wildlife crimes, as well as credible measures that prevent wildlife crime.
Objective 1: Increase the capacity of law enforcement to detect, interdict, seize, and transfer to investigatory agencies, illegal wildlife products, through raising awareness, training, and equipment.
Objective 2: Improve national and regional wildlife law enforcement capacity to prevent, detect, and investigate wildlife crime through specialized training and equipment.
Objective 3: Improve national and regional capabilities to prosecute and adjudicate cases against wildlife crimes and related offenses to result in appropriate sentencing outcomes.’
Objective 4: Strengthen anti-corruption efforts within relevant agencies to enhance government response, improve government accountability, and strengthen transparency as it relates to wildlife crime.
Length of performance period: 24 months
Anticipated program start date: October 1, 2022
Number of awards anticipated: 1 award
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,250,000 to a maximum of 1,500,000 Total available funding: $1,500,000
Participants and Audiences: Applicants should identify target audiences, specific demographics, and the region(s) in which the project will be implemented. It is particularly important to specify the approximate number of beneficiaries to be directly and indirectly impacted by project activities.
Priority Region/Countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), and Gabon
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code;
Foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
Foreign-based educational institutions
Applicants must also meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply to this NOFO:
Demonstrate host-government support and the ability to work in the target country(ies).
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339124