The Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ISN/CTR invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations, international organizations, educational institutions, and for-profit organizations to submit proposals for projects that will advance the mission of the Department’s Chemical Security Program. ISN/CTR prefers projects that cost less than $250,000 including overhead, though awards may involve multiple projects that cumulatively exceed $250,000.
The Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), part of the Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), sponsors foreign assistance activities funded by the Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs (NADR) account, and focuses on mitigating proliferation risk in frontline states and regions where terrorist threats are on the rise, such as in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.
CTR’s Chemical Security Program (CSP) partners with law enforcement, government, academic, and industrial communities in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia to strengthen their ability to prevent, detect, and mitigate chemical attacks and the proliferation of weaponizable chemicals. CSP secures and prevents the transfer of chemical weapons-related assets (such as chemicals, equipment, technologies, expertise, and infrastructure) to terrorist networks and proliferator states that may conduct chemical attacks. CSP also sponsors efforts to identify and address chemical security vulnerabilities and to detect and investigate early warning signs of chemical weapon (CW) production and attack planning. CSP focuses its resources in countries where non-state actors and proliferator states have demonstrated an ability or interest in developing or using chemical weapons and acquiring relevant materials and expertise. CSP values the use of innovative strategies and novel tools to adapt and address top chemical weapon threats.
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2020