Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund

The Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) provides a means for the U.S.

Government to respond rapidly to nonproliferation and disarmament opportunities, circumstances or conditions that are unanticipated or unusually difficult, but of high priority.

Activities include assistance worldwide
for various nonproliferation and disarmament projects that involve (a) efforts to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, and conventional weapons systems, and (b) the destruction of existing weapons, delivery systems, and production facilities.

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

These funds will be used to allow the U. S. Government to respond rapidly to unanticipated, high-priority nonproliferation and disarmament requirements/opportunities that promote bilateral and multilateral nonproliferation and disarmament activities, as it relates to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and conventional weapons.

As specified on the grant.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All program grants must be related to and support nonproliferation and disarmament efforts to be eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See or


See or; Any recipient with experience and credentials in security, eliminating, or disabling WMD, conventional weapons or other dangerous weapons and their means of delivery. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Please see

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

See or


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


Section 504 of the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. -102-511) and is funded each year by the "Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs" (NADR) appropriation in the annual Foreign Operation, Export financing, and Related Programs appropriations Acts., Public Law 102-511.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


Dependent upon mission objectives, funds, program results, grantee capability with final determination by the Department of State Grants Officer and Program Manager.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Dependent upon grant. See for specific requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are no-year and are available until expended. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Depends on grantee status, type of project and amount of funds.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly Program and Finacial Reports.

As applicable.


Quarterly narrative and financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measurable deliverables.



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. All international grantees that are not bound by OMB Circular No. A-133 must agree in their terms and conditions to similar audit requirements. Grants will not be awarded to organizations that refuse to comply with audit requirements.


All records must be retained for a minimum of three (3) years from the date the program office verifies that all deliverables are successfully completed, funds accounted for and validated for closeout. If an investigation is started before this period ends, all records must be kept for 3 years after the close of the investigation.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-1110-7-5-000 - No-year funds (X).


(Project Grants (for specified projects)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $5,000,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100,000 - $5,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Karla R. Blunt Main State HST Room 3208, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: Phone: 2026473476 Fax: 2026472951

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