Export Control and Related Border Security

The U.S.

Department of State"s Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC), part of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, oversees the U.S.

Government s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program.

It assists existing and potential proliferation
source, transit, and transshipment countries with strengthening their strategic trade controls and border security.

Through this assistance, EXBS bolsters partner countries capabilities to detect and interdict illicit transfers of strategic items, radioactive materials, and other WMD components; as well as man-portable air defense systems and other conventional weapons.

EXBS also works to prevent irresponsible transfers of sensitive items by helping partner countries to recognize and reject proposed transactions that would contribute to proliferation.

EXBS focuses on capacity-building through legislation development outreach, licensing and regulatory workshops, enforcement training, provision of inspection and detection equipment, and assistance with government-industry outreach and interagency coordination.

EXBS has over 50 active partner countries on five continents.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: Program has been used to assist foreign governments with drafting strategic trade control legislation and implementing regulations, and to provide strategic trade controls-related training to foreign government officials.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


Agency - U.S. Department of State


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Examples of typical EXBS projects include formal training workshops for foreign government officials, working closely with foreign government officials to assist with drafting strategic trade control legislation and implementing regulations, and assessing the status of EXBS partner countries" strategic trade control systems.

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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

N/A
Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.

Beneficiary Eligibility

N/A
Please see specific announcement in 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 in www.grants.gov

Award Procedures

ISN/ECC will evaluate applications for EXBS assistance agreements consistent with the terms specified in individual requests for application (RFAs).
Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.

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 in www.grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

ISN/ECC typically limits performance of individual EXBS 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/ECC 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 in www.grants.gov.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.

ISN/ECC requires expenditure 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 in www.grants.gov.

Please see specific announcement in www.grants.gov.

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 in www.grants.gov

Records

Financial records required to be maintained for three years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-1112-1-0-075.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 10 $2,000,000; FY 11 $2,000,000; FY 12 $2,000,000 - Historically, ISN/ECC has awarded approximately $2 million in EXBS assistance awards per fiscal year.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Historically, ISN/ECC has awarded approximately $2 million in EXBS assistance awards per fiscal year.
Typical award approx $85,000
See specific announcement at www.grants.gov.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Gerald L. Guilbert, Jr. U.S. Department of State
Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC)
2201 C Street, NW, Room 3317, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: guilbertgl@state.gov Phone: 2026471778 Fax: 2026471810

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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