Conflict and Stabilization Operations

The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) is part of the Under Secretariat for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J) within the Department of State (DOS).

CSO"s mission is to strengthen U.S.

national security by breaking cycles of violent conflict and mitigating
crisis in priority countries.

Guided by local dynamics, CSO acts quickly to devise sustainable solutions to address the full spectrum of conflict, from prevention to crisis response to stabilization.

Building more effective partnerships with capable implementing organizations with experience in conflict prevention and stabilization activities is integral to the CSO mission and as such, CSO seeks to identify qualified partners, facilitators and implementers from among private and nonprofit entities.

Funding may be made available for flexible, rapid, targeted, and high-impact awards to organizations to prevent, mitigate and/or respond to conflict situations and stabilize
countries around the world.

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.