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Strengthening Reinsertion Programs in Mexico’s Prisons

Type: Posted • Opportunity: OFOP0001298

Description

INL announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project in up to two (2) pilot states. This project will evaluate prison systems' reinsertion programs, develop recommendations, and implement actions to successfully reintegrate incarcerated individuals to society; prevent recruitment by transnational criminal organizations (TCO); and lower recidivism rates.
Background
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is issuing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Strengthening Reinsertion Programs in Mexico’s Prisons. INL's mission is to counter crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad by uniting foreign assistance programs, diplomatic engagement, and policy coordination.

Grant Details
The project aims to evaluate prison systems’ reinsertion programs, develop recommendations, and implement actions to successfully reintegrate incarcerated individuals into society; prevent recruitment by transnational criminal organizations (TCO); and lower recidivism rates. The project will be carried out in up to two pilot states in Mexico.
The activities include creating a comprehensive needs assessment of the reinsertion programs, designing a blueprint for strengthening the capacities of the prison systems, and carrying out the implementation plan in collaboration with the state prison systems.

Eligibility Requirements
The eligible applicants are 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 U.S. tax code, foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and foreign-based educational institutions. Cost sharing is recommended but not required for this project. All organizations must have a unique entity identifier (UEI) and a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.

Period of Performance
The length of performance period is 24 months, with an anticipated program start date in May 2024.

Grant Value
$500,000 is available for one award, with individual awards ranging from a minimum of $350,000 to a maximum of $500,000. The funding source is FY20/21 INCLE Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Place of Performance
The specific geographic location(s) where the grant will be performed will be up to two states in Mexico, to be selected once the cooperative agreement is awarded.

Overview

Category of Funding
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/7/24 the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs posted grant opportunity OFOP0001298 for Strengthening Reinsertion Programs in Mexico’s Prisons. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.703 Criminal Justice Systems. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $350,000 and $500,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 7, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 8, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 43 Days
Last Updated
Feb. 7, 2024, 3:28 p.m. EST
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
$500,000
Floor
$350,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
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 SAMS Overseas

Documents

Posted documents for OFOP0001298

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