Counter Wildlife Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Funding Agency:
Department of State

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 projects to counter wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia. This NOFO includes two country specific objectives and one regional objective.

Priority Region/Countries: Southeast Asia; Thailand; Laos; Malaysia; Vietnam

INL seeks to fund programs that improve Southeast Asia’s will and capacity to investigate, arrest, prosecute, convict, and sentence to the fullest extent of the law the criminal organizations that perpetrate wildlife trafficking, especially the leaders and mid-level members of those organizations. Proposals must include details on how the applicant proposes to provide technical assistance to Southeast Asia in one or more of the following areas: strengthen legislative frameworks, enhance law enforcement and investigative capabilities, develop prosecutorial and judicial capacity, and/or support cross-border law enforcement cooperation at the provincial, national, regional, and international levels.

Deadline: July 5, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

The following organizations are eligible to apply: • 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; • 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

Applicants may submit multiple proposals, but each one may only address one objective. Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal, however one organization should be designated as the lead applicant and other organization(s) listed as sub-recipient partner(s).

Amount Description

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $750,000 to a maximum of $2,000,000

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 5, 2023