Supporting Conflict Prevention Efforts in Burundi

The Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) through an open competition for grant awards.

CSO aims to mitigate the risk of large-scale violence in Burundi in the lead up to, during, and after the 2015


election period.

This RFA includes three distinct lines of effort that address the risk of violence in Burundi by (1) engaging local youth leaders, particularly political party youth wings; (2) community stakeholders; and (3) regional and national political elites.

Applicants may apply to one, two, or all three lines of effort and will not be evaluated on the number of lines of effort to which they apply.

The selection and award process will occur independently for each line of effort.

CSO expects to award a total of up to $ 2. 4 million for three 12 to 18 month long projects.

CSO seeks to fund organizations that are currently operational or have recent experience working in Burundi.

Organizations should have strong existing relationships with relevant local partners, stakeholders, and administrators.

Prior experience relevant to the themes illustrated in the programs outlined in this RFA will also be favorably considered.
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Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Department of State

Agency: Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations


Estimated Funding: $5,100,000

Who's Eligible

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Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U. S. Territory or Possession; Note: Nonprofit organizations described in Section 501(c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code that lobby are not eligible to apply for EPA funding.

Profit-making firms are also not eligible to receive grants from EPA under this program.

Eligible Non-Profit Organizations Any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization that is operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the public interest; is not organized for profit; and uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the operations of the organization.

Non-profit organizations include institutions of higher education, hospitals, and tribal organizations (that is, Indian entities other than federally recognized Indian tribal governments).

National laboratories funded by Federal Agencies (Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers, ¿FFRDCs¿) may not apply.

FFRDC employees may cooperate or collaborate with eligible applicants within the limits imposed by applicable legislation and regulations.

They may participate in planning, conducting, and analyzing the research directed by the applicant, but may not direct projects on behalf of the applicant organization.

The institution, organization, or governance receiving the award may provide funds through its assistance agreement from the EPA to an FFRDC for research personnel, supplies, equipment, and other expenses directly related to the research.

However, salaries for permanent FFRDC employees may not be provided through this mechanism.

Federal Agencies may not apply

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