Niger Counterterrorism Battlefield Evidence Integration

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Funding Opportunity ID: 313271
Opportunity Number: SFOP0005625
Opportunity Title: Niger Counterterrorism Battlefield Evidence Integration
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Counterterrorism
CFDA Number(s): 19.701
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-SCT
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of Counterterrorism
Posted Date: Feb 26, 2019
Close Date: Apr 05, 2019
Last Updated Date: Feb 26, 2019
Award Ceiling: $700,000
Award Floor: $700,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The United States Department of State's Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a project that focuses on coordination and integration of battlefield evidence across Nigerien security forces and criminal justice actors. CT seeks to build the capacity of Nigerien security agencies responsible for counterterrorism law enforcement operations, which may include military where appropriate in addition to law enforcement and justice actors, to develop, share, and understand standardized operating procedures (SOPs) for the handling of battlefield evidence and terrorism-related detainees. (Note: Battlefield evidence, in this context, means any object or material that is collected by military personnel as part of an operation or exercise, which may have evidentiary value in a civilian criminal court proceeding.) In addition, CT seeks to support streamlined, sustainable information sharing mechanisms or procedures that will improve relevant Nigerien criminal justice and security actors' visibility into terrorism cases. This project will aim to develop or refine SOPs with buy-in from the Nigerien counterterrorism actors, and then conduct training to ensure implementation of these SOPs. This project may involve building mobile training capability to ensure that units in regions most engaged in counterterrorism operations are able to operationalize these SOPs. This project must be coordinated across relevant offices within U.S. Embassy Niamey as directed by CT.
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