Environmental and Scientific Partnerships and Programs

To support sustainable growth across the globe, the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science (OES) builds international partnerships to address environmental, scientific, and health concerns.

Key areas of funding include but are not limited to, programs that: address climate change and its

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impact, and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions; conserve natural resources and reduce international threats to biodiversity; improve access to safe drinking water; promote a level playing field with free trade partners; protect fisheries and oceans; reduce the threat from mercury and other pollutants; and foster international scientific collaboration.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Mekong River Commission $ 773,570   2021-09-302024-09-30
Artisanal Gold Council $ 220,000   2021-09-302023-09-29
University Of The West Indies $ 16,150   2021-10-012023-03-31
Individual Recipient $ 5,700   2021-10-042023-03-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 9,000   2021-09-302023-03-30
Kyeema Foundation Ltd $ 17,382   2021-10-082023-03-15
Plant Conservation Action Group $ 5,000   2021-08-012022-12-31
Coral Garden Conservation $ 7,500   2021-08-012022-12-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 17,000   2020-09-252022-12-31
International Fund For Animal Welfare, Inc. $ 19,800   2020-10-012022-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is provided for eligible profits and non-profit organizations to support international environmental and scientific initiatives, as defined by the individual program announcement in grants.gov.

Various restrictions may apply, depending on the source of funding.

Please refer to the individual program announcement in grants.gov for further information.

For profit-organizations under exceptional circumstances may be available and are subject of prior approval.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The use of assistance is to support a wide range of partnerships responding to diverse international environmental initiatives.

Beneficiary Eligibility



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

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants respond to a specific Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) posted on www.grants.gov. SF-424 and full proposal required. To be eligible for federal grants, applicants must have an active Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) also known as DUNS number. DUNS number are registered in SAMS.gov. Applicants must also have an active CAGE code (for U.S. organizations) and NCAGE code (for non-U.S. organizations) and updated in www.SAMS.gov

Award Procedures

A technical review panel reviews proposals and scored them in accordance with published review criteria and determines priority program recommendations for final negotiation on the grant or cooperative agreement by a Department of State Grants Officer.


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


Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended ; State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as Amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Based on program needs and availability of funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Requirements vary by individual program solicitation; applications that reflect cost-sharing arrangements generally viewed more favorably. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Varies by program; generally grantees request drawdown of funds based on immediate disbursement requirements through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements


Varies; generally Semi-Annual or Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures, and description of progress on established milestones and indicators.

Final Program and Financial report due after conclusion of program.

SF-425 and any other reporting as specified in the grant agreement.

Varies; generally Semi-Annual or Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures, and description of progress on established milestones and indicators.

Final Program and Financial report due after conclusion of program.

SF-425 and any other reporting as specified in the grant agreement.

All programs will be monitored by Department of State Grants Officers and Grants Officers Representatives.


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. For all Department of State (DOS) awards, regardless of business type, the recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in OMB audit requirements. In addition, the recipients are subject to the audit requirements fouind in the Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C 7501-7507. For additional information please refer to the Standard Terms and Conditions (available online at http://fa.statebuy.state.gov).


Refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions (http://fa.statebuy.state.gov) for guidance.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $560,206,000; FY 17 est $7,100,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - n/a.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grants vary depending on program objectives and availability of funds.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Application guidelines are distributed in conjunction with the request for applications or program announcements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Maria Urbina Central Programming Unit, Executive Office, Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Room 10076 SA-09, Department of State, 2025 E Street NW , Washington, District of Columbia 22520 Email: urbinaMA1@state.gov Phone: (202) 472-8171

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals should be responsive to the objectives and requirements set forth in each Program Announcement or Request for application posted on www.grants.gov.

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