Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP)

The Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) policy objective is to create an environment that will disrupt the ability of terrorists, violent extremist organizations (VEOs), and traffickers to operate by promoting regional government and non-government capacity building partnerships in the
Sahel and Maghreb.

Partner countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal in sub-Saharan Africa (Bureau of African Affairs), and Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in North Africa (Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs).

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
International Alert $ 500,000   2019-10-072021-05-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 38,500   2017-11-022020-12-10
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 119,581   2019-09-302020-06-26
Creative Associates International, Inc. $ 925,988   2016-09-072018-03-11
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

TSCTP programs are designed to be proactive and preventive in nature, to combat terrorism and violent extremism through both civilian and military efforts.

These programs are structured in a way that empowers local law enforcement authorities to effectively address the threat of terrorist organizations, while also respecting national sovereignty and cultural sensitivities of countries in the region.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

TSCTP programs are designed to be proactive and preventive in nature, to combat terrorism and violent extremism through both civilian and military efforts.

These programs are structured in a way that empowers local law enforcement authorities to effectively address the threat of terrorist organizations, while also respecting national sovereignty and cultural sensitivities of countries in the region.

Beneficiary Eligibility

TSCTP supports projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal in sub-Saharan Africa, and Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in North Africa.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply to this program. See www.Grants.gov for individual program announcements. Recipients are selected through open competitions, directed, or limited solicitations. Occasionally, AF or NEA will issue sole source awards. AF and NEA also enter into a limited number of Interagency Acquisition Agreements with other U.S.G. Federal agencies. See www.grants.gov for specific announcement.

Award Procedures

In general, solicitations are reviewed by panels comprised of area and subject matter experts drawn from inside and sometimes outside the State Department. Award procedures are defined by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Administration in accordance with relevant OMB Circulars.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015 , Public Law 113-235.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

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. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

See www.grants.gov for individual notice of funding opportunities and time requirements/restrictions. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See www.grants.gov for individual notice of funding opportunities and time requirements/restrictions.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly reporting is required at a minimum for all awards.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, program reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

No cash reports are required.

Reporting requirements will be dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award.

See www.grants.gov for specific notice of funding opportunities.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly reporting is required at a minimum for all awards.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, program reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

No cash reports are required.

Reporting requirements will be dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award.

See www.grants.gov for specific notice of funding opportunities.

Quarterly reporting is required at a minimum for all awards.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, program reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

No cash reports are required.

Reporting requirements will be dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award.

See www.grants.gov for specific notice of funding opportunities.

Quarterly reporting is required at a minimum for all awards.

Depending on the size of the awards and length of the project period, program reports may be required either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

At the discretion of the listed Grants Officer.

No cash reports are required.

Reporting requirements will be dictated in the official U.S.

Department of State Notice Award.

See www.grants.gov for specific notice of funding opportunities.

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.

Records

Recipients must maintain all grant files for three years after the final report date. Please refer to 2 CFR 200 for specific records retention requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-4401-1-0-371 - Bureau of Near Easter Affairs; 19-1015-1-0-371 - Bureau of African Affairs.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $7,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Bureau of African Affairs: FY 15 $7M; FY 16 estimate $7M; and FY 17 estimate $7M. Bureau of Near Easter Affairs: FY15 $5.7M; FY 16estiamte $3M; and FY17 estimate $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

See www.grants.gov for individual notice of funding opportunities or www.USASpending.gov for previous award information.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Guidelines for grants and cooperative agreements are distributed in conjunction with the notice of funding opportunity and/or Notice of Award.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Nathan A Edgerton 2430 E Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: EdgertonNA@state.gov Phone: 2027766831

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals should be responsive to the substantive provisions set forth in each notice of funding opportunity listed on www.grants.gov. Final award decisions are influenced by whether the applications meet TSCTP?s goals and objectives, whether and how they support the USG?s overarching foreign policy priorities and whether they have the support of the appropriate U.S. Embassy(ies) or Consulates.



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