Organization of American States Programs

Funds shall be for Organization of American States development assistance programs; building of Democracy and restoration of Peace; and Congress reaffirms its support for the work of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

To permit such and to fulfill its function of insuring observance
and respect for human rights within this hemisphere funds shall be used for budgetary support for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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.

Office - None.

none.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
General Secretariat Of The Organization Of American States $ 500,000   2018-09-152021-06-30
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding to support the first through third organizational pillars of the Organization of American States.

Within the total provided under this heading, $4,000,000 is for programs to strengthen democracy, $500,000 is for development assistance programs, and $4,500,000 is for programs to promote and protect human rights, of which not less than $500,000 is for the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression.

All funds are Congressionally earmarked: For FY2017, within the total provided under this heading, $4,000,000 is for programs to strengthen democracy, $500,000 is for development assistance programs, and $4,500,000 is for programs to promote and protect human rights, of which not less than $500,000 is for the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All funds may only be provided to the Organization of American States, a public international organization.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public International Organization.

Credentials/Documentation

Only the Organization of American States may apply. All grant application approvals and submissions must be done in coordination with the OAS Secretariat of Administration and Finance (SAF). This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Public International Organization Terms and Conditions Apply

Award Procedures

Submission through Department of State SAMS Domestic grant application system.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 , Part I, Section 302, 22 U.S.C 2222.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Appeals

Contact the U.S. Mission to the OAS.

Renewals

Contact the U.S. Mission to the OAS.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funding is generally available for a period of performance of two years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly narrative reports are required.

Quarterly financial reports are required.

Quarterly narrative reports are required including progress details.

Quarterly financial reports are required.

OAS Monitoring and Evaluation is required as per agreements reached with the Secretariat and to be performed by the Department of Planning and Evaluation.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Audits required as per agreements reached with the Secretariat and to be contracted by the Department of Planning and Evaluation.

Records

Retention of Records required for a period of 3 years after submission of final report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

11-1111-1-1-111 - This is a placeholder.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 17 $9,500,000; FY 18 est $9,500,000; and FY 19 est $9,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

500,000 to $4,500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Programs must abide by OAS General Standards and all other OAS requirements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. none.

Headquarters Office

Thomas S Kodiak 2201 C St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: Kodiakt@state.gov Phone: 2026479908

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

These are mandatory awards to the OAS. All proposals received from the OAS will undergo review of the proposal narrative, detailed budget, and budget narrative to ensure they meet the standards including the goals and objectives of the award.


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