The Secretary's Office of the Global Partnership Initiative (S/GPI) Grant Programs

Support the foreign assistance goals and objectives of the Department of State, Secretary's Office of the Global Partnership Initiative (S/GPI), as delineated in the FY Bureau Strategic and Resouce Plan and other strategic planning documents.

This program is for all grant awards for the entire
fiscal year funded through State/S/GPI.
See individual announcements in

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.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

All funds for grants will comply with the restrictions on Economic Support Funds (ESF), as specified in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

See for specific announcements and individual application.

This depends on the inidvidual award.

In some cases, program activities are precluded in particular countries due to legislative restrictions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Uses of assistance vary according to the individual award.

Please see for specific announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

U.S. Department of State, Secretary's Office of the Global Partnership Initiative, issues grants to domestic and international entities that implement programs abroad. Primary beneficiaries are residents of any community abroad where program activities are taking place. See for specific application.


Any award made using State/S/GPI funds requires the full complement of standard forms and budget documents (including Congressional Notifications), as delineated by the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Administration, and relevant OMB circulars. See for specific announcement. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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

Department of State, Office of the Global Partnership Initiative.

This coordination will take place between program officers in Washington, D.C.

and the recipient organizations, or between program officers in the field and recipient organizations.

See individual announcements in

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. See individual announcements in

Award Procedures

Defined by the U.S. Department of State, Administration Bureau in accordance with the relevant OMB Circulars. See for specific announcement.


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


The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, Executive Order Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, Section 634, U.S.C 7015.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.


Not Applicable.


Renewals must be coordinated with the State/S/GPI program officer, the Representative of the State/Administration Bureau grants officer, and the recipient. See individual announcements in

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Most grant awards are from one to three years in length. See for specific announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The release and awarding of assistance depends on the amount and the details of the project. Most often, the HHS PMS system is used for monthly or quarterly installments, as required, and only if the grantee has submitted timely and complete progress and financial reports.

Post Assistance Requirements


Project/program reports are required to be submitted on a quarterly basis.

Cash reports are required to be submitted as part of the quarterly financial reports.

Progress reports are required to be submitted on a quarterly basis.

Standard expenditure reports (SF-FFR) are required to be submitted on a quarterly basis.

Quarterly progress reports should reflect the grantee's continued focus on measuring the project's impact on the overarching goals or problems the project set out to address.

An assessment of the overall project impact, as appropriate, should be included in each quarterly report.


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.


All project/program documents and financial records must be retained by awards recipients for three years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grants can range from small amounts (thousands of dollars) up to $1 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Grants must follow the scope of work and terms and conditions as stated in the grant agreement concluded between grantees and S/GPI. See individual announcements in

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Thomas Debass 2201 C Street NW, Ste 6817, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: Phone: 2026479097

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See for specific announcement and criteria for selection.

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