EUR/ACE Humanitarian Assistance Program

Provide vital humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in countries of the former Soviet Union.

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
U.s. Civilian Research And Development Foundation $ 2,866,337   2014-02-102018-02-28
U.s. Civilian Research And Development Foundation $ 2,542,114   2010-01-222015-06-30
Counterpart International, Inc. $ 2,955,706   2012-09-182015-05-31
U.s. Civilian Research And Development Foundation $ 400,000   2014-02-102015-02-28
International Relief And Development, Inc. $ 643,501   2013-01-312014-12-31
General Board Of Global Ministries Of The United Methodist Church Inc $ 920,000   2013-02-252014-09-30
Hellenicare, Inc. $ 1,485,000   2013-02-012014-09-30
A Call To Serve, International $ 603,000   2013-01-182014-09-30
Vishnevskaya Rostropovich Foundation $ 260,000   2013-01-172014-09-30
Project Hope-the People-to-people Health Foundation, Inc. $ 952,580   2012-09-212014-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provide vital humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in countries of the former Soviet Union.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Since 1992, the EUR/ACE HA program has been assisting those in need with food, clothing and medicine.

Small Reconstruction Projects fund structural repairs such as bathrooms and kitchens of recipient institutions in a cost-effective way.

Materials and engineering costs are covered by the project, unskilled labor is often provided by local residents, and contributions (such as utility costs) are sometimes made by NGOs and local governments.

The long-term result of HA is threefold: the suffering of the vulnerable is relieved, partnerships are formed between the USG and the people of the recipient country, and, from this example, their governments are better able to recognize and react to the needs of their citizens.

Since its inception in 1992, the EUR/ACE program has provided over $4 billion worth of donated assistance to the people of the former Soviet Union. In 2012, the EUR/ACE program provided $137.57 million in assistance using only $10.77 million in program funds; that is, $12.77 of assistance delivered for each dollar of program funding.

Similar results are expected in FY13, with diminished returns in FY14, the final year of the program.

The EUR/ACE Humanitarian program is scheduled to phase out effective 30 September 2014.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All grantees under this program are U.S. based non-profit organizations.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Grants under this program are sole sourced and are directed by the program office.


Not Applicable.


Freedom Support Act, Title FSA, Public Law 102-511.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Most grants have a one-year period of performance. Time permitted to spend funds is in alignment with FAR regulations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As requested by grantee and confirmed by program office.

Post Assistance Requirements


Requirement determined on a case-by-case basis by the program office.

In compliance with USG regulations.

Quarterly progress reports.

In compliance with USG regulations.

Performance monitoring by program office is conducted on, at minimum, a yearly basis.


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.


Recipient must maintain all grant file records for 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 12 $10,770,000; FY 13 est $11,000,000; and FY 14 est $6,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

between $ 100,000 and $,600,00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Nicole Shank, 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20003 Email: Phone: (202) 647-7272.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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