|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Instituto Fazer Acontecer||$ 236,850||   ||2021-05-07||2024-05-07|
|Fundacion Segundo Montes||$ 300,000||   ||2021-04-23||2024-04-23|
|Asociacion Instituto Iseac||$ 280,000||   ||2021-04-16||2024-04-16|
|Asociacion De Desarrollo Integral Indigena De La Reserva Bribri De Talamanca||$ 194,500||   ||2021-04-09||2024-04-09|
|AsociaciÓn Civil Colectivo Para La ParticipaciÓn De La Infancia Y Juventud||$ 289,000||   ||2021-04-02||2024-04-02|
|Desarrollo Autogestionario, A.c.||$ 353,400||   ||2021-04-02||2024-04-02|
|Federacion Por La Autodeterminacion De Los Pueblos Indigenas||$ 297,000||   ||2021-03-19||2024-03-19|
|Cooperativa Integral De Ahorro Y Credito Cultura Comunitaria Rl||$ 134,900||   ||2021-03-19||2024-03-19|
|Asociacion De Mujeres Esteli Xilonem||$ 461,276||   ||2018-08-17||2024-02-17|
|Asociacion Para El Desarrollo Sostenible De La Juventud||$ 268,735||   ||2017-08-01||2024-02-01|
Fiscal Year 2016: See agency Annual Performance Report (APR) here: http://www.iaf.gov/home/showdocument?id=735. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
Uses and Use Restrictions
Assistance can be used to fund the self-help efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded, enhance their capacity for decision-making and self-governance, and develop partnerships with the public sector, business and civil society.
Specific restrictions include the following: (1) The assistance targets grassroots projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. (2) The grants must not be presented or directed by government entities or by entities outside the country in which the project is located.
See 'Uses and Use Restrictions' above.
See 'Uses and Use Restrictions' above.
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 is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. IAF accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All applications must include a cover sheet, narrative, and budget explaining the proposal in detail. IAF's complete application procedure, including application, can be found at: http://www.iaf.gov/apply-for-grants/call-for-proposals
The basic procedural steps for awarding assistance includes an initial review of all grant application -- which generally takes up to 5 months -- yielding a small number of projects to be analyzed further through site visits. After the initial review, all grantees still under consideration receive a site visit, after which the IAF makes a determination on whether to award funding.
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Public Law 87-195, 75 Stat. 424, 22 U.S.C 2151-2431.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
> 180 Days.
Additional funds may be awarded, as a renewal, upon successful completion of grant objectives.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: The IAF requires each grantee to contribute in-kind resources and financials. There is no fixed rate of matching required for application or award and each grantee is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One to five years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The assistance is generally released bi-annually based on the demonstrated needs of the grantee.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to report out the following every six months:
(1) Activities carried out during the reporting period compared to activities scheduled in accordance with the agreement.
(2) Any problems in meeting the project objectives described in the grant agreement and how project activities, planned or actual, were modified as a result of these problems.
(3) Any other relevant information related to the administration and implementation of the project (e.g.
changes in the external work environment, changes internal to the organization).
No cash reports are required.
See program reports above.
Grantees are required to report out on a semi-annual basis the amount expended and matching funds raised or applied during the time period reported.
The IAF's Grassroots Development Framework (GDF) for performance monitoring requires grantees to indicate changes in cumulative project results which have occurred at the time of the report, in addition to any other information specific to results that cannot be described using existing GDF categories and indicators.
The complete GDF is described on the IAF's website: http://www.iaf.gov/our-work/results/grassroots-development-framework.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Federal laws and regulations do not mandate financial audits on foreign nonprofit organizations expending less than $750,000 of federal funding per the organization?s fiscal year. The IAF is, however, responsible for ensuring financial accountability of its grant expenditures. It is therefore the policy of the IAF to require compliance audits on all grant agreements with an approved funding amount greater than $50,000. Accordingly, for all grants $50,000 and above, the IAF conducts at least one mandatory Orientation/Assessment Meeting, one Mandatory Compliance Audit and it exercises its discretion to determine whether to conduct additional audits based on the relevant facts and circumstances of each individual Grant.
IAF follows OMB Circular A-110 requirements regarding retention and access to records.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $11,930,945; FY 17 est $16,657,463; and FY 18 est $12,149,235 - The obligational actuals for Past FY and estimates for Current and Budget FYs are strictly for grants.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of financial assistance is up to $400,000 per grant award.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Chris Wood 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 1200N, Washington, District of Columbia 20004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202.803.6098
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The IAF looks for the following criteria for selecting proposals to fund. Specifically they look for applicants that offer or demonstrate: (1) Innovative solutions to development problems. (2) Creative use of the community's resources. (3) Diverse array of community voices in project development and execution. (4) Substantial beneficiary engagement in: (a) The identification of the problem addressed, (b) The approach chosen to solve it, (c) The design of the project (d) Management and evaluation of activities; (5) Partnerships with local government, the business community and other civil society organizations. (6) Potential for strengthening all participating organizations and their partnerships (7) Feasibility. (8) Evidence of sustainability. (9) Counterpart contributions from the proponent, the beneficiaries and other sources. (10) The potential to generate learning. (11) Measurable results. (12) Evidence of beneficiaries' enhanced capacity for self-governance.
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