Global Threat Reduction

The U.S.

Department of State"s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR), part of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, supports programs aimed at reducing the threat posed by terrorist organizations or states of concern seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction

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(WMD) expertise, material, and equipment.

ISN/CTR programs, also known as Global Threat Reduction (GTR) programs, accomplish this task by funding a variety of projects that aim to enhance biological, chemical, and nuclear security practices and productively engage scientists with WMD-applicable expertise in civilian pursuits.

In addition to continued efforts in the former Soviet Union to engage WMD experts, GTR programs are working to reduce the rapidly growing worldwide WMD threat posed by terrorists, non-state actors, and proliferant states.

GTR programs are threat-driven and focus on frontline states like Iraq and Yemen, critical states such as Indonesia and Philippines, and in regions where the terrorist threat is on the rise, such as South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

ISN/CTR periodically awards assistance instruments to facilitate the implementation of specific projects in various partner countries.

Past GTR programs include: formal training workshops for foreign government officials on biological, chemical, and nuclear security; assistance developing curricula and training materials that institutionalize scientific ethics; and assessing partner countries" adherence to international best practices on WMD expertise and material security.

ISN/CTR will release requests for application (RFAs) as specific grant/cooperative agreement opportunities are identified.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

Credentials/Documentation

As specified in specific requests for application (RFAs), applicants may be required to submit copies of their most recent negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA) to support proposed indirect costs. Additionally, applicants may be required to submit resumes, curricula vitae, or other supporting documentation showing that proposed key personnel are qualified to perform their intended roles. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Detailed application instructions will be specified in individual requests for application (RFAs). Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

ISN/CTR will evaluate applications for GTR assistance agreements consistent with the terms specified in individual requests for application (RFAs).

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, Public Law 87-195, 22 U.S.C 2349bb-1.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

ISN/CTR typically limits performance of individual assistance agreements to twelve months, though performance may be permitted beyond twelve months on a case-by-case basis depending on the complexity of the given project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

ISN/CTR requires program reports at least quarterly, though more frequent and specialized reporting may be required.

Specific reporting requirements are detailed in individual requests for application (RFAs).

Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

Cash reports are not applicable.

ISN/CTR requires progress reports at least quarterly, though more frequent and specialized reporting may be required.

Specific reporting requirements are detailed in individual requests for application (RFAs).

Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

ISN/CTR requires expenditure reports at least quarterly, though more frequent and specialized reporting may be required in certain circumstances.

Specific reporting requirements are detailed in individual requests for application (RFAs).

Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

See individual announcements in www.grants.gov for specific performance monitoring requirements.

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. Please see specific announcement on www.grants.gov.

Records

Financial records are required to be maintained for three years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-1112-1-0-075.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 12 Not Available; FY 13 est $20,000,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Typical award ammount is approximately $300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Jonathon D. Walz HST 3327 - ISN/CTR
2201 C Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: walzjd@state.gov Phone: 2027364961 Fax: 202-736-7698

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for proposal selection is specified in individual requests for application (RFAs). See specific announcement at www.grants.gov.



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