International Narcotics and Law Enforcement – Colombia Drug Demand Reduction Program Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) leads the Department of State’s anticrime and counter-narcotics efforts. INL assistance programs help partner nations to build their capacities to extend the reach of justice under the rule of law, including respect for human rights and gender equality, and to deny safe haven to criminals who would otherwise operate with near impunity. The resources entrusted to INL enable it to deliver technical assistance and capacity to: enhance international drug control through interdiction and supply reduction; develop civilian law enforcement capacity, regional partnerships, and information sharing; and further the administration of justice and corrections under the rule of law with respect for human rights. This mission supports peace and security by stabilizing and strengthening security institutions and by combating narco-trafficking and other transnational crimes such as money laundering, criminal gangs, and wildlife trafficking. It promotes governing justly and democratically by strengthening justice sector institutions, good governance and respect for human rights.

Within Colombia, INL supports the Armed Services’ efforts to intercept illegal drugs, as well as the legal sector’s investigation and prosecution of the crimes related to narco-trafficking. In addition, INL Bogota works with the Colombian government and civil society to reduce the impact of illegal drugs across the country as a whole. Through its Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) program, INL provides financial and technical support to government institutions and civil society in the development of policies and programs for the prevention, mitigation and treatment of psychoactive substances, contributing to the generation of knowledge and the strengthening of institutional responsiveness to this issue at both local and national levels. INL Bogota currently supports several education-based drug demand prevention projects, including the Colombian National Police’s DARE program. In addition, it also funds treatment programs, as well as vocational schools targeting vulnerable populations. 

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations for a grant or cooperative agreement to implement multiple awards to reduce the demand for, and impact of, illegal drugs within Colombia. The authority for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. 

Deadlines: April 30, 2016, August 31, 2016 and December 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time via 

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The purpose of this funding announcement is to support projects across Colombia which target two specific DDR objectives:

1. To increase Colombia’s capacity to provide effective and professional addiction treatment; and

2. To expand the reach and availability of quality, evidence-based prevention programs by both government and civil society to ensure nationwide coverage. 



Amount Description

Award Ceiling: $250,000 per Proposal

Award Floor: $5,000 per Proposal 

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 31, 2016