Environmental and Scientific Partnerships and Programs

To support sustainable growth across the globe, the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science (OES) builds international partnerships to address environmental, scientific, and health concerns.

Key areas of funding include but are not limited to, programs that: address climate change and its impact,

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and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions; conserve natural resources and reduce international threats to biodiversity; improve access to safe drinking water; promote a level playing field with free trade partners; protect fisheries and oceans; reduce the threat from mercury and other pollutants; and foster international scientific collaboration.

Agency - U.S. Department of State



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is provided for eligible profits and non-profit organizations to support international environmental and scientific initiatives, as defined by the individual program announcement in grants.gov.

Various restrictions may apply, depending on the source of funding.

Please refer to the individual program announcement in grants.gov for further information.

For profit-organizations under exceptional circumstances may be available and are subject of prior approval.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The use of assistance is to support a wide range of partnerships responding to diverse climate change and environmental initiatives.

Beneficiary Eligibility

n/a.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants respond to a specific Request for Application posted on www.grants.gov. SF-424 and full proposal required.

Award Procedures

A technical review panel reviews proposals and scored them in accordance with published review criteria and determines priority program recommendations for final negotiation on the grant or cooperative agreement by a Department of State Grants Officer.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended ; State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as Amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Based on program needs and availability of funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Requirements vary by individual program solicitation; applications that reflect cost-sharing arrangements generally viewed more favorably.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Varies by program; generally grantees request drawdown of funds based on immediate disbursement requirements through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Varies; generally Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures, and description of progress on established milestones and indicators.

Final Program and Financial report due after conclusion of program.

SF-425 and any other reporting as specified in the grant agreement.

Varies; generally Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures, and description of progress on established milestones and indicators.

Final Program and Financial report due after conclusion of program.

SF-425 and any other reporting as specified in the grant agreement.

All programs will be monitored by Department of State Grants Officers and Grants Officers Representatives.

Audits

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. For all Department of State (DOS) awards, regardless of business typ, the recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in OMB audit requirements. In addition, the recipients are subject to the audit requirements fouind in the Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C 7501-7507. Non-Federal entities that expend $500,000 or more in a year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the revised circular. Non-Federal 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 OMB Requirements, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate DOS official, pass through entity, and Government Accountability Office. The cost of auditing a non-Federal entitity which has Federal awards expended less than $500,000 for fiscal year ending after December 31, 2003 per year and is thereby exempted under OMB audit requirements. For additional information please refer to the Standard Terms and Conditions (available online at http://fa.statebuy.state.gov).

Records

Refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions (http://fa.statebuy.state.gov) for guidance.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0000-0-0-001.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $22,000,000; FY 09 est $32,000,000; FY 10 est $157,000,000 - n/a.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grants vary depending on program objectives and availability of funds.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Application guidelines are distributed in conjunction with the request for applications or program announcements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Maria Urbina Central Programming Unit, Executive Office, Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, Room 2880 HST, Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: urbinaMA1@state.gov Phone: (202) 647-4346 Fax: (202) 647-0774

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals should be responsive to the objectives and requirements set forth in each Program Announcement or Request for application posted on www.grants.gov.



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