Weapons Removal and Abatement

To reduce the threats posed to civilian security by at-risk, illicitly proliferated, and indiscriminately used conventional weapons.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: For examples of all past programs please see the publication, 'To Walk the Earth in Safety,' located at: https://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/.

Fiscal Year 2017: For examples of all past programs please see the publication, 'To Walk the Earth in Safety,' located at: https://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/.

Fiscal Year 2018: For examples of all past programs please see the publication, 'To Walk the Earth in Safety,' located at: https://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/.


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.

Website Address

http://www.state.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Marshall Legacy Institute (the) $ 560,000   2018-08-012022-07-31
Mag America, Inc. $ 25,141,797   2015-10-012021-09-30
Mag America, Inc. $ 1,982,591   2018-07-152021-07-14
Individual Recipient $ 108,000   2018-05-012021-04-30
Spirit Of Soccer Inc $ 3,942,608   2017-04-042021-03-31
Itf Ustanova Za Krepitev Clovekove Varnosti $ 1,500,000   2019-04-052021-03-31
Itf Ustanova Za Krepitev Clovekove Varnosti $ 2,978,686   2017-03-012021-02-28
Golden West Humanitarian Foundation $ 1,747,012   2014-10-012020-12-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 500,000   2018-12-012020-11-30
Handicap International Inc. A/k/a Handicap International $ 4,632,168   2017-01-262020-11-20



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Program accomplishments include the obligation of $179.532 million in foreign assistance funds to support Conventional Weapons Destruction projects in over 30 countries. Fiscal Year 2017: Program accomplishments will include the obligation of an estimated $189 million in foreign assistance funds to support Conventional Weapons Destruction projects in over 30 countries. Fiscal Year 2018: Program accomplishments will include the obligation of an estimated $198 million in foreign assistance funds, subject to Congressional approval, to support Conventional Weapons Destruction projects in over 30 countries.

Uses and Use Restrictions

All assistance must support the U. S. Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) program.

Assistance may be used for small arms/light weapons (SA/LW) destruction programs, SA/LW security, physical security and stockpile management, man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) threat reduction, and explosive remnants of war remediation, including landmine and unexploded ordnance destruction.

All funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All projects must have a clear focus on CWD program goals and objectives.

Beneficiary Eligibility

N/A.

Credentials/Documentation

In addition to submitting applications for assistance, all applicants must be accredited by the host nation government to perform CWD-related activities in country. 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.

Award Procedures

PM/WRA issues awards through a competitive or non-competitive process. All applications must be submitted through GrantSolutions.gov, at which point they are considered for funding by PM/WRA's program and resource management teams.

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, 2016 (Div. K, P.L. 114-113).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Dependent upon CWD program priorities, funds availability, and grantee past performance, grants and cooperative may be renewed at the discretion of PM/WRA.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Matching requirements are grant-specific. PM/WRA's Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) will indicate if there is a matching requirement. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award funding is available to the recipient only during the award's period of performance. If a grantee does not fully expend award funding during the period of performance, then any remaining funds must be returned to the Department of State. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: All assistance is awarded through GrantSolutions.gov. Funding is released on either a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis depending on the recipient organization.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly narrative and financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measurable deliverables.

Quarterly narrative and financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measureable deliverables.

Quarterly narrative and financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measureable deliverables.

Quarterly financial reports are required as well as a final project report with clear and measureable deliverables.

PM/WRA monitors grantee performance by reviewing program and financial reports, conducting site visits, employing third-party monitors (in specific countries), and working with relevant U.S.

embassies to oversee grantees.

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. All recipients must have program audits performed in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart F.

Records

All records must be maintained in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-1111-0-7-500.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $179,532,000; FY 17 est $189,000,000; and FY 18 est $196,900,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grants range from $25,000 to $30,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Primary regulations are the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 600, and the Department of State's Federal Assistance Directive.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Christopher E. Murguia DOS Annex 3, Suite 6100, 2121 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: MurguiaCE@state.gov Phone: 202-663-0085

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All criteria for selecting proposals are included in Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) posted to Grants.gov.




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