FY19 Global Biosecurity Engagement Program Activities


Funding Opportunity ID: 310555
Opportunity Number: SFOP0005483
Opportunity Title: FY19 Global Biosecurity Engagement Program Activities
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Nonproliferation
CFDA Number(s): 19.033
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following organizations are eligible to apply (both domestic and international): • Not-for-profit organizations• Public and private educational institutions• For-profit organizations • Public International Organizations
Agency Code: DOS-ISN
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of International Security-Nonproliferation
Posted Date: Nov 23, 2018
Close Date: Feb 01, 2019
Last Updated Date: Nov 23, 2018
Award Ceiling: $20,000,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: ISN/CTR administers the Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) as part of the Global Threat Reduction (GTR) portfolio. BEP's national security mission is to mitigate global biological threats by minimizing the access of terrorists or other nefarious actors to biological expertise, materials, and equipment that could be used to conduct biological attacks against the United States, U.S. allies, or U.S. interests abroad. In carrying out this mission, BEP works to prevent illicit acquisition of weaponizable biological materials or related equipment by nefarious actors; detect and disrupt potential bioterrorism plots, with a focus on readily manufactured crude agents and those with the potential to cause mass casualties; secure life science institutions and dangerous pathogens from insider or outsider threats; reduce the risk that scientists with dual-use expertise will misuse pathogens; and promote adoption of and compliance with comprehensive international frameworks that advance U.S. biological nonproliferation objectives, including United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1540, the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BWC), and the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations, among others.
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