Funding Opportunity Program “International Transboundary Water Cooperation”

Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Title: A Program on International Transboundary Water Cooperation
Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0005064
Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance Number: 19.017
Funding Amount: One award of up to $496,000 U.S. Dollars
Key Dates:
1. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. EDT on June 29th, 2018
2. Notification of project approval and grant signing expected by September 30th, 2018

Executive Summary:
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Environment, Conservation, and Water announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for a program on international cooperation on transboundary waters. The agreement will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2017 Economic Support Funds.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U. S. tax code, foreign not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions, and to public international organizations.

A Cooperative Agreement for up to $496,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2017 Economic Support Funds (ESF) will be awarded for a partnership mechanism that will build cooperation on shared waters that and leverage U.S. financial support, promote coordination between development partners on transboundary waters, and ensure the sustainability of the programs beyond the period of U.S. support. The program on international transboundary water cooperation will improve cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict. The program’s goal is to build political will and advance cooperative processes on shared waters where the lack of political commitment/engagement is an impediment to cooperative action. Meeting this goal will increase shared prosperity and regional security. The initial period of performance will be for three years (36 months). Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Contact Person: Ms. Jenna Shinen
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
+1 202-647-6811 (T)

Please click here to read carefully the entire NOFO if you plan to submit an application; there are steps that you should take immediately in order to make your submissions by the deadline.