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Colombian National Police wounded and disabled officers – Assistance Project for Vocational Development.

ID: OFOP0001307 • Type: Posted

Description

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project to improve and strengthen the institutional capacities of the Colombian National Police CNP and the Directorate of Veterans and Inclusive Rehabilitation DIVRI to provide CNP officers and Colombian Military permanently wounded in the course of eradication, drug interdiction, rural security, antiterrorism, and anti-drug trafficking operations; access to vocational assistance. The project should include the design of strategies to access educational scholarships, vocational training, entrepreneurship and/or employment opportunities. The CNP and DIVRI will benefit from the project as the designed strategies will assist in improving their access to career development and employment opportunities.
Background
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications to improve and strengthen the institutional capacities of the Colombian National Police (CNP) and the Directorate of Veterans and Inclusive Rehabilitation (DIVRI) to provide vocational assistance to CNP officers and Colombian Military permanently wounded in the course of eradication, drug interdiction, rural security, antiterrorism, and anti-drug trafficking operations.

Grant Details
The project should include the design of strategies to access educational scholarships, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and/or employment opportunities for CNP officers and DIVRI. The project aims to improve access to career development and employment opportunities for CNP officers and Colombian Military permanently wounded in the line of duty. The project activities include identifying educational and job-training providers, creating a database of resources, strengthening career development programs, identifying specific employment opportunities relevant to officers' abilities, and expanding entrepreneurial projects with the wounded officers.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code or section 26 US 115 of the US 115 of the U.S. tax code, foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and foreign-based educational institutions. Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education, civil society engagement, social inclusion, or capacity building programs, preferably in Colombia or Latin America.

Period of Performance
The initial project implementation length is 24 months with an estimated start date on June 3, 2024. INL may extend the project implementation period up to three additional years contingent on priorities, recipient's performance, Department of State management approvals, and funding availability.

Grant Value
$1,000,000 is available for this grant opportunity with a minimum award amount of $800,000.

Place of Performance
The project will be implemented in Colombia.

Overview

Category of Funding
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Program (CFDA)
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/11/24 the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs posted grant opportunity OFOP0001307 for Colombian National Police wounded and disabled officers – Assistance Project for Vocational Development. with funding of $1.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.704 Counter Narcotics. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $800,000 and $1.0 million.

Timing

Posted Date
March 11, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 10, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 22 Days
Last Updated
March 11, 2024, 4:49 p.m. EDT
Version
1

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
• U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs); • U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code or section 26 US 115 of the US 115 of the U.S. tax code; • Foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs); • Foreign-based educational institutions

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$1,000,000
Floor
$800,000
Estimated Program Funding
$1,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
Contact Email
none
Contact Phone
(202) 890-9795
Additional Information
Link to Opportunity in MyGrants

Documents

Posted documents for OFOP0001307

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