INS seeks proposals that support Chemical Security Program

INS seeks proposals that support Chemical Security Program.
The Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation of the Department of State (ISN) announced a cooperative agreement opportunity on Wednesday to serve Global Chemical Security Engagement activity.

Through this announcement, the ISN’s Office of Cooperative Threat Protection (CTR) is requesting proposals for programs to support the Chemical Security Program (CSP). The INS stated that approximately $18 million is available for programs under this announcement. The agency noted that project costs should cap at $250,000, but multiple related projects may be submitted separately and may cumulatively surpass the limit.

The CSP assists countries in facilitating their ability to respond and prevent chemical attacks and threats in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Project proposals sought with this announcement should be designed to address chemical security vulnerabilities, identify security gaps or investigate the early signs of a chemical attack.

This process is open to nonprofit organizations, small businesses, academic institutions and private businesses. Favorable components for proposals include: methodologies that feature train-the-trainer to build capacity, the ability and willingness to offer forms of cost-sharing, cost effectiveness and prior experience with CSP projects.

Proposals should be submitted to the grants.gov website by Feb. 12, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. ET. Any contract awarded would last one year with possible extensions based on individual circumstances.

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