Antiterrorism Assistance Domestic Training Programs

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) aims to build counterterrorism capacity, enhance bilateral relationships and increase respect for human rights through its Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Program, authorized by Congress in 1983 under the Foreign Assistance Act.

The purpose of ATA
programs is to develop the capacity of key partner nations to combat terrorism, establish security relationships between U.S.

and foreign officials to strengthen cooperative antiterrorism efforts, and share modern, humane, and effective antiterrorism techniques.

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

Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: The specific goal and/or program accomplishments of Anti-Terrorism Executive Training is to help nations effectively establish the conditions and capacity for achieving peace, security, and stability; and for responding effectively against arising threats to national or international security and stability. The Anti-Terrorism Executive Training is designed for senior partner nation executives responsible for the direction and oversight of law enforcement operations, law enforcement training, prosecution, legislative, judicial, information management and other key officials who influence the ability of their nation to prevent, respond and investigate terrorism. During the Anti-Terrorism Executive Training program, participants will be exposed to various senior level subject matter experts from the U.S. Government, civilian and academic sectors regarding terrorism. At the conclusion of the Anti-Terrorism Executive Training, participants will be able to address, adjust or change home country terrorism policies and / or procedures. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

ATA assesses the training needs, develops the curriculum, and provides the resources to train civilian security and law enforcement personnel from partner nations to enhance their capacity to detect, deter, counter, and investigate terrorist activities.

Funding is awarded to support the development, implementation, instruction and / or logistics of ATA domestic training programs which advance partner nations antiterrorism capabilities in the following areas:

-Protecting national borders;
-Protecting critical infrastructure;
-Protecting national leadership;
-Responding to and resolving terrorist incidents;
-Managing critical terrorist incidents having national-level implications.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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Beneficiary Eligibility

Foreign law enforcement and security personnel from Partner Nations lacking resources needed to maintain an effective antiterrorism program and infrastructure.


Please refer to the specific announcement on 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.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Please refer to the specific announcement on

Award Procedures

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Not Applicable.


The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended 1983, 22 U.S.C 145.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Please refer to the specific announcement on


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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

Generally one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Lump sum or quarterly - please refer to the specific announcement on

Post Assistance Requirements


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Recipients may be subject to site visit.


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. Audit is due to the condition of the grant. Please refer to the specific announcement on


Records should be save three years after grant. Please refer to the specific announcement on

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 12 Not Available; FY 13 est $1,500,000; and FY 14 est $1,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Anti-Terrorism Executive Forum
Senior Crisis Management Seminar (SCMS).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Matthew J. Colantonio 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 Email: Phone: 703-875-6998

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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