Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions, and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America.” The authority for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

INL/C seeks to fund a project that builds Latin America’s capacity to deter, detect, investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate wildlife poaching and trafficking cases. The scope includes the facilitative financial crimes (e.g. money laundering and corruption) that enable poaching and trafficking networks. The project proposals should identify gaps, determine strategies to address those gaps, and if applicable, build upon existing and previous efforts in countries. When possible, INL encourages the close cooperation among NGOs working in the same countries. INL will consider promising and innovative pilot projects. A project may encompass training, mentoring, and technical assistance for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, financial intelligence units, policymakers, and administrative officers; it may target regulatory and legislative responses, specific aspects of the relevant administrative agencies, patrol, investigation, prosecution or judicial process, and specific geographic regions and industries. 

Deadline: May 14, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants, such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S. based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions, with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in the applicant’s proposed project countries and meet INL’s reporting requirements. Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in the proposed project country(ies), if required by the country of project implementation.

Amount Description

The U.S. government may issue two (2) or more awards not to exceed $4,000,000 USD in total combined funding resulting from this NOFO to the responsible applicant(s) whose applications conforming to this NOFO are the most responsive to the objectives and criteria set forth in this NOFO. The U.S. government may (a) reject any or all applications, (b) accept other than the lowest cost application, (c) accept more than one application, (d) accept alternate applications, and (e) waive informalities and minor irregularities in applications received.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 14, 2018