Sahel Training Logistics Support Project

Funding Agency:
Department of State

INL is part of the Department of State’s multi-faceted response to strengthening criminal justice systems, countering the flow of illegal narcotics, and minimizing transnational crime including terrorism. In the Sahel in particular, INL plays a key role in address drivers of violent extremism, including poor relationships between communities and security services, and ineffectiveness and inequity in the justice sector, and poorly managed prison institutions. INL’s technical support is tailored to bolster capacities of partner countries through regional and country-specific programs.

INL advisors and Embassy personnel build relationships with host government partners to identify and execute capacity building and training programs. Ensuring the sound and timely execution of these efforts requires significant logistical support. Embassy personnel are overstretched by various demands and suffer from inefficiencies and duplication especially for regional engagements that involve multiple embassies. These logistical considerations often preclude or postpone necessary engagement. The result is a reduced ability for INL to seize opportunities to support our partners. 

The goal of this agreement is to better enable INL to undertake successful training/workshop efforts through efficient and effective logistics management, coordination, execution, and follow up. This agreement is designed to provide turn-key program administrative and logistical support for training courses delivered at a training facility in West Africa or the United States. INL will provide the implementer with advance notice for each training course and will collaboratively work with the implementer to ensure the training is successful. 

The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) announces an open competition for assistance awards in West Africa. Organizations may submit grant proposals for a program to facilitate the implementation of law enforcement and rule of law assistance programs. The activities under this award shall primarily take place within West Africa or worldwide, pending travel requirements.

Applicants must submit only ONE proposal under this solicitation. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: January 23, 2017
  • Sponsor Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017

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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 West Africa and meet INL’s reporting requirements. Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration, if required by the country of project implementation.



Amount Description

INL expects to award one (1) grant agreement based on this NOFO. The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $2,000,000. The period of performance is one year with an anticipated start date of March 2017. INL may extend the award up to four (4) additional years contingent on INL priorities, good performance of the recipient, and funding availability.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

January 23, 2017

External Deadline

February 15, 2017