Notice of Funding Opportunity: Supporting Moldovan Civil Society Criminal Justice Sector Oversight


The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified U.S. or overseas-based Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Engagement of Civil Society in Overseeing and Reporting Criminal Justice Sector Abuses”.  The authority for this Request for Application (NOFO) is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Subject to the availability of funds, INL intends to issue an award in an amount not to exceed $100,000 in total funding.  The U.S. Dollar amount will be funded from INL allocated funds, for a project period not more than 12 months.  INL may award up to four (4) additional option years pending INL priorities, good performance of the grantee, and funding availability.  INL reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and will determine the resulting level of funding for the award. 

Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and evaluation process.

This funding opportunity is posted on and may be amended. Potential applicants should regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this NOFO. Applicants will need to have available or download the most updated version of the Adobe program to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at for technical assistance.

It is the responsibility of the recipient of this NOFO document to ensure that it has been received from in its entirety.  INL bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion processes associated with electronic submissions.

Any questions concerning this NOFO should be submitted in writing to Timothy Buckley via email at The deadline for submission of questions for this NOFO is April 20, 2018. Responses to questions will be made available to all potential applicants through an amendment to this NOFO and posted on

Issuance of this NOFO does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the U.S. government, nor does it commit the U.S. government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. In addition, final award of any resultant grant agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed through internal INL procedures. While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant. All preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

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