Iraq Assistance Program


Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.

Website Address

http://www.state.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 86,725   2010-01-282017-09-30
United Nations Development Programme (undp) $ 1,500,000   2013-09-302015-09-30
Bbc Media Action $ 1,015,233   2013-09-112015-03-31
United Nations Development Programme (undp) $ 6,000,000   2011-07-202014-12-31
International Organization For Migration $ 500,000   2013-09-302014-09-30
Anne Mollenhauer $ 875,000   2011-05-032013-05-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 164,600   2011-03-262013-03-23
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 30,000   2011-03-202013-03-20
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 116,144   2011-03-152013-03-15
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 60,000   2011-03-152013-03-15



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Seeking well designed projects that support democratic and political development, reconciliation, economic development and rule of law in Iraq. All funds for grants will comply with the restrictions on foreign assistance, as specified in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

This depends on the individual award.

No funds may be used for police, military or para-military activities.

No funds may be used to influence Iraqi national policy.

All funds are discretionary.

Possible micro finance projects may be funded.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

U.S.

or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; public international organizations; and small businesses with functional and regional experience.

Each solicitation outlines who is eligible and what types of experience are needed to apply for funding.

Beneficiary Eligibility

U.S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; public international organizations; and small businesses with functional and regional experience. Each solicitation outlines who is eligible and what types of experience are needed to apply for funding. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Pre-award coordination is required for all grantees applying for foreign assistance grants through the U.S.

Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) .

This coordination will take place between program officers in the field and the recipient agencies, or between program officers in Washington, DC and the recipient organizations.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. NEA/AC solicits proposals via program announcements posted on www.grants.gov, www.grantsolutions.gov, and on the websites of NEA/AC, and posts in the region. NEA Iraq programming implementers are selected through open competitions, directed, or limited solicitations. Occasionally, NEA/AC will issue sole source awards. NEA/AC also enters into a limited number of Interagency Acquisition Agreements with other U.S.G. Federal agencies. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Award Procedures

Solicitations are reviewed by panels comprised of area and subject matter experts drawn from both inside and outside the State Department, including from NGOs and the private sector. Award procedures are defined by the U.S. Department of State, Administration Bureau in accordance with relevant OMB Circulars.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 634 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, Executive Order Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 110-161, U.S.C 7015, Part 2, Section 531, 22 U.S.C 2346.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. See program announcements on Grants.gov.

Appeals

No appeals.

Renewals

From 60 to 90 days. Renewals are based on performance, need and funds availability. Renewals must be coordinated with the State/NEA program officer, the Representative of State/Administration Bureau grants officer, and the recipient.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. Projects benefiting the Government of Iraq may be subject to a 50% matching requirement. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award funds must be expended no more than 7 years from date of award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, as dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award, program reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Required quarterly for all awards.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, as dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award, cash reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Required quarterly for all awards.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, as dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award, progress reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Required quarterly for all awards.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, as dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award, expenditure reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Required quarterly for all awards.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, as dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award, performance monitoring reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Required quarterly for all awards.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), 'Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations,' nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133 if applicable.

Records

Per OMB regulations. All records must be kept for 3 years beginning from the expiration date of the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-7289-9-1-037 - Economic Support Funds.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - See announcement for programs at grants.gov for more information.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Estimated range for awards is $500,000 to $4,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB and Department of State regulations and guidelines will apply to all funded proposals.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Sara Curley 2430 E Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: curleysl@state.gov Phone: (202) 776-8691 Fax: (202) 776-8500

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Project specific, depends on the program. All awards are screened for terror finance and/or support per the relevant U.S. Department of State and federal guidelines and regulations. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.



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