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U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Belize Travel and Logistics Program for Training Support

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Belize Travel and Logistics Program for Training Support

Deadline: 8 February 2019

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 non-profit qualified organizations for a Cooperative Agreement to implement a program entitled “Belize Travel and Logistics Program for Training Support”.

INL is building the capacity of law enforcement personnel through training, technical assistance, and mentoring, among other activities. INL supports the travel of host-nation personnel to attend trainings in other countries and in other parts of Belize, further sharing best practices. In support of this capacity-building work, and to accelerate implementation of training through travel, INL seeks to award a cooperative agreement for capacity-building training that includes a travel element.

Throughout the award period, the INL Office at the U.S. Embassy in Belize will work with the recipient on the selection of trainings, participants, authorized costs, and other program requirements.

Objectives

  • Build the capacity of personnel from all sectors of the Belize Law Enforcement and Judicial Sector under the terms of the exiting letter of agreement (LOA) between the U.S. and Belize.
  • Advance the capacity of specialized units of Belize law enforcement

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $700,000
  • Award Ceiling: $700,000
  • Award Floor: $250,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants (such as U.S. not-for-profit/non-governmental 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 Belize and meet INL’s reporting requirements. Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in Belize, if required by the country of project implementation.
  • Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with the necessary partner organization(s) such as travel agencies, vendors such as airlines, rental car companies, hotels, translation services network with specialized topics, travel insurance enterprises in order to successfully fulfill the proposed program. Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs. 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 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 mobilize the project in a short period of time.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310935

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