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NOTICE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
U.S.-Morocco Trade-related Environmental Cooperation
Green Entrepreneurship Morocco
Table Contents:
Green Entrepreneurship Morocco ............................................................................................................
Section
Funding Opportunity Program Description ..........................................................................
A.1. Background .......................................................................................................................................
A.2. Program Goals ..................................................................................................................................
A.3. Expected Results ...............................................................................................................................
A.4. Main Activities ..................................................................................................................................
A.5. Performance Indicators ....................................................................................................................
A.6. Additional Strategic and Program Principles ....................................................................................
Section
Federal Award Information ...................................................................................................
B1. Available Funding ...............................................................................................................................
B2. Award Management ..........................................................................................................................
Section Eligibility Information ................................................................................................................
C1. Eligible Applicants ............................................................................................................................
C2. Cost Share .........................................................................................................................................
Section
Application and Submission Information............................................................................
D1. Address request Application Package .........................................................................................
D2. Content and Form Application Submission .................................................................................
D3. Unique entity identifier (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) ................................
D4. Submission Dates and Times ...........................................................................................................
D4. Proposal Narrative Guidelines .........................................................................................................
Section
Application Review Information .............................................................................................
E1. Criteria ..............................................................................................................................................
E2. Review and Selection Process ..........................................................................................................
Section
Federal Award Administration Information ...........................................................................
F1. Federal Award Notices .....................................................................................................................
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F2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements ..........................................................................
F3. Reporting ..........................................................................................................................................
Section Agency Contact .........................................................................................................................
Section Other Requirements .................................................................................................................
H1. Applicant Vetting .............................................................................................................................
H2. Branding and Marking Policy ...........................................................................................................
Attachments:
Appendix
Appendix
Proposal Submissions Instructions (PSI) IMPORTANT
Sample Letter Institutional Support
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Green Entrepreneurship Morocco
Section Funding Opportunity Program Description
Announcement Type:
Funding Opportunity Title:
Funding Opportunity Number:
Catalog Federal Domestic
Assistance Number:
Funding Amount:
Key Dates:
New Grant
Green Entrepreneurship Morocco
OES-OTE-15-001
19.017
One award $250,000 U.S. Dollars
Applications must submitted P.M. EDT
July 2015
Application review and selection expected August
2015
Notification project approval and grant signing
expected September 2015
Executive Summary:
The Bureau Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Office
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (EQT) the Department State announces the
Notice Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for new grant: Green Entrepreneurship Morocco.
Through the implementation this award, OES and the Recipient will strive support Morocco
efforts build green economy developing innovative commercial solutions pressing
environmental issues, such waste management, recycling, and energy efficiency, among others,
which not only support the development Morocco entrepreneurial eco-system but also create green
jobs. The recipient will help spur green business and job growth through strategies such the
formation collaboration partnerships and networks, education and training, innovation, and/or green
technology transfers, among others.
Guided the Trade Act 2002, the United States and Morocco concluded both Free Trade
Agreement (FTA) and Joint Statement Environmental Cooperation 2006. The FTA and Joint
Statement facilitate environmental protection while promoting economic growth that integrates
environmental concerns. Trade opens markets, creates business and employment opportunities, and
can increase economic growth, which can lead increased wealth and provide greater markets for U.S.
goods and services. The FTA improves commercial opportunities for U.S. exports reducing and
eliminating trade barriers and supports the significant economic and political reforms underway
Morocco. The FTA has contributed increase the U.S. goods trade surplus from $85 million
2012 $1.3 billion 2013, representing 6.8% increase. general, promoting green jobs abroad helps
support market access for U.S. environmental technologies, goods, and services. addition, green
companies our FTA-partner countries are better equipped meet similar environmental standards
U.S. companies, helping level the playing field.
Eligibility limited non-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) subject section 501 (c) (3)
the tax code, low-profit limited liability company (L3Cs), foreign not-for-profit organizations,
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educational institutions, and public international organizations. Applicants must have significant
experience working initiatives that have advanced green growth, green business, and/or green jobs Morocco similar context. Applicants are encouraged partner engage with other
institutions leverage available funds. Proposals should demonstrate creativity, substance, and
relevance OES goal promoting sustainable economic growth that integrates environmental
concerns. award for $250,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) 2014 Economic Support Funds (ESF) will made
for work consistent with this request. The initial period performance will for -36 months.
Funding authority rests the Foreign Assistance Act 1961, amended. Future funding may
available for further work, possibly other countries the region, and competitive applications
received but not selected result this NOFO may also considered for future funding.
Contact Person:
Eloise Canfield
Bureau Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
CanfieldME@state.gov 202-647-4750
Please read carefully the entire solicitation package, including Proposal Submission Instructions, you
plan submit application; there are steps that you should take immediately order make your
submissions the deadline.
A.1. Background
The United States has negotiated Environmental Cooperation Mechanisms (ECMs) parallel with Free
Trade Agreements (FTAs) facilitate the protection the environment, while expanding sustainable
development and bilateral trade and investment. The ECMs serve frameworks within which each
the Parties commits cooperate the field environmental protection and promote the
conservation and protection the environment, the prevention pollution and degradation natural
resources and ecosystems, and the rational use natural resources support sustainable
development.
The United States and Morocco signed Joint Statement Environmental Cooperation 2006, and
the 2014-2017 Plan Action reflects the current priorities for trade-related environmental cooperation
activities (see: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/morocco/index.htm). The Plan Action covers
four main priority areas:
Institutional and policy strengthening for effective implementation and enforcement
environmental laws;
Biodiversity conservation and improved management protected areas and other ecologically
important ecosystems;
Improved cleaner production processes, building resilience climate change, and encouraging the
adoption sound environmental practices and technologies; and
Environmental education, transparency, and public participation environmental decision-making
and enforcement.
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Creating sustainable economy that spurs green job growth cross-cutting theme that can reinforce
any these thematic areas the Plan Action. More specifically, one the major goals the Plan Action build culture environmental protection and compliance with environmental laws
through, among other things, the promotion economic opportunities, voluntary measures enhance
environmental performance, and job creation.
Morocco has set goal becoming good example sustainable development the Mediterranean
region 2020, with emphasis creating green jobs in: renewable energy, sustainable agriculture,
environmental and natural resource management, and improvement environmental technologies.1
Morocco green growth strategy focuses three major areas: energy security, food security, and
environmental security. This includes solar and wind power, energy efficiency, intensive and communal
sustainable agriculture, solid waste and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and waste value recovery.
Within these thematic areas, the recipient will help spur green business and job growth through
strategies such the formation collaboration partnerships and networks, education and training,
innovation, and/or green technology transfers, among others, which are all key spurring green
innovation partnerships developing countries.2 This project could leverage Morocco technical
industrial centers, international financing for small and medium-sized enterprises, and/or recently
completed projects such Yes Green increase the number green jobs.
The U.S. Department State (DOS) has set aside 250,000 U.S. dollars 2014 trade-related
environmental cooperation funds help support green economy Morocco and advance job
creation and entrepreneurship. Through this competition, the DOS seeking enter into grant with organization establish and implement this project, coordination with the Moroccan government
and other entities working related issues. appropriate and with OES approval, the selected grantee also may use grant funding pay for
attendees from other FTA-partner countries attend relevant events.
For the Environment Chapter and Environmental Cooperation Agreements, please refer to:
http://www.state.gov/e/oes/env/trade/morocco/index.htm.
Strategy the sector tourism: Vision 2020 Kingdom Morocco Ministry Economy and Finance, 2013
Nathan Hultman, Katherine Sierra, Jason Eis, and Allison Shapiro, Green Growth Innovation: New Pathways for International Cooperation,
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, November 2012.
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A.2. Program Goals
Through the implementation this award, OES and the Recipient will strive support Morocco
efforts build green economy developing innovative commercial solutions pressing
environmental issues, such waste management, recycling, and energy efficiency, among others,
which not only support the development Morocco entrepreneurial eco-system but also create green
jobs.
A.3. Expected Results
Specific results will depend the strategy and activities identified the applicant, but could include
the following:
Increased number successfully launched green businesses that have strong potential
sustainable;
Increased number green jobs, particularly for youth and women industrial centers, that
have strong potential sustainable (number green jobs created, types jobs, etc.);
Quantifiable environmental results result innovation (energy and water use savings,
reduction pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, reduction waste, increased natural
resource conservation, etc.);
Strengthened knowledge and capacities local actors (NGOs, institutions, local government,
private sector, etc.) that they take meaningful steps during the grant period advance
measurable ways Morocco green economy, green entrepreneurship, and green jobs goals;
Innovative partnerships that take steps stimulate measurable ways green economic and
job growth;
Increased technical capacity take action during the grant period promote renewable
energy, energy efficiency, water management, waste management, recycling, sustainable
agriculture, pollution prevention, and/or greenhouse gas emissions reduction; and
Increased commercial activity renewable energy, energy efficiency, water management,
waste management, recycling, sustainable agriculture, pollution prevention, and/or greenhouse
gas emissions reduction.
A.4. Main Activities achieve the goals and expected results, the program could include, but not limited to, activities
such the following to:
Engage partners entrepreneurial approaches promote innovation the adoption
environmental technologies the private sector;
Provide opportunities for green job skills training and education;
Catalyze access capital available small- and medium-sized enterprises for activities that
support green jobs;
Identify suitable NGOs, institutions, public and private stakeholders with which partner;
Use in-country expertise (government private, non-governmental, and/or academic) when
designing and implementing the program;
Leverage existing initiatives renewable energy, recycling, waste management, sustainable
agriculture, environmental and natural resource management, and environmental technologies;
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Focus boosting jobs industrial centers;
Facilitate international knowledge exchanges environmental technologies and best practices;
Strengthen relationships between authorities, non-governmental actors, the private sector and
the general public promote sustainable economic and green job growth; and
Develop, coordinate, and implement training plan increase green job skills. addition, the program should include:
Developing comprehensive implementation plan, coordination with key partners and/or
stakeholders, which will include, key partners /stakeholders roles and responsibilities,
methodologies develop projects, and communication guidelines and strategies coordinate
specific activities;
Designing Monitoring and Evaluation Plan effectively measure the baseline, progress, and
impact the program on-going basis. This should include performance indicators and
methodologies for collecting data. Performance indicators should time-bound and
measurable;
Developing sustainability plan; and
Disseminating success stories and lessons learned from the implementation projects and
partnerships.
A.5. Performance Indicators
The project should monitor and report performance indicators that are specific, measurable over
time, achievable, and reasonable. Establish, where possible, performance baseline data and expected
performance targets for each expected result and include details what sources data will used
document performance, how the indicators will measured, frequency measurement, and units
measure. Potential indicators for this project could include:
Number green entrepreneurs trained (or number startups supported with mentoring, training)
Number green jobs created (separated gender and age);
Environmental indicators, such reductions levels waste sent the landfill, energy and water
use and pollutant emissions from private sector partners Morocco;
Number collaborations with Moroccan public and private sector representatives;
Number people trained with skills directly related green jobs (separated gender and age);
Number environmental technologies and processes implemented;
Number workshops, seminars and trainings held; and
Economic savings due improved environmental technologies and practice.
The Project should monitor all applicable U.S. foreign assistance indicators (disaggregated sex and
age where possible). Potential Foreign Assistance Indicators for this project could include, but are not
limited to:
4.8.1-6 Number people with increased economic benefits derived from
sustainable natural resource management and conservation result USG
assistance
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4.5.2-42 Number private enterprises, producer organizations, water users
associations, women groups, trade and business associations and CBOs that
applied new technologies management practices result USG assistance
4.6.3-2 Number persons receiving new employment better employment
(including better self-employment) result participation USG-funded
workforce development programs
4.8-7 Quantity greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, measured metric tons
CO2e, reduced sequestered result USG assistance
The State Department takes into consideration the quality data reported grant recipients part
the award activities, therefore applicants should aware that recipients will subject data quality
assessments.
A.6. Additional Strategic and Program Principles
Community Involvement: The project should demonstrate efforts reach out local communities
order increase awareness green job growth, highlighting how protecting the environment can
support jobs and economic growth. Outreach may include partnerships with local governments, NGOs,
international organizations, and other relevant entities that may provide additional capacity for this
effort.
Utilizing Local Resources and Expertise: When possible, the applicant encouraged utilize local
country nationals order promote local training capacity, reduce cultural barriers, and build local
knowledge. Also encouraged the leverage and involvement regional institutions and expertise such educational institutions.
Program Sustainability: The program strategy should sustainable, with impacts that will continue
beyond the lifespan the project. possible, projects should designed scalable and replicable
without additional funding. Applicants may also consider how their project might leverage further
additional funding through international organizations.
Gender: Grantees should provide short paragraph for how the organization integrates, takes into
consideration, gender. Specifically, how gender taken into consideration the program inception,
implementation, management and evaluation (if applicable). This can include, but not limited to, the
organization gender policy, gender monitoring tools, output indicators. Activities under this award
should harmony with USG standards outlined the Gender Equality and Female Empowerment
Policy USAID: http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1865/GenderEqualityPolicy_0.pdf.
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Section Federal Award Information
B1. Available Funding
Overall grant-making authority for this project contained the Foreign Assistance Act 1961,
amended. OES has funding available for single award $250,000 USD for work with the
Moroccan public and private sector advance green entrepreneurship. The initial period performance
will 24-36 months. Depending the quality performance and other factors, OES may consider
additional supplemental funding continue activities and extend the period performance,
support work additional activities and/or additional countries, funds are available and OES and the
Recipient mutually agree.
Summary Award Information
Type Award
Fiscal Year Funds
Approximate Total Funding:
Approximate Number Awards:
Grant 2014 250,000 USD
Anticipated Award Date:
September 2015
Anticipated Project Completion Date:
September 2017
Timeline for Award Adjudication
Deadline for Applications
July 2015
Application review and selection
August 2015
Notification Project Approval/Disapproval and Grant
Signing
September 2015
B2. Award Management
The successful applicant awarded under this NOFO will need routinely collaborate with the U.S.
Embassy Morocco and variety in-country partners and organizations.
The Recipient must ensure that all funds are used manner consistent with U.S. Government laws
the use foreign assistance funds, including any applicable restrictions funding.
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Section Eligibility Information
C1. Eligible Applicants
Eligibility limited non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject section 501 (c) (3) the
U.S. tax code, L3Cs, foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international
organizations. Applicants must supply evidence that they have significant experience working
initiatives that have advanced green entrepreneurship Morocco similar context.
See Appendix 1-A1.1 for Technical Eligibility.
C2. Cost Share
Cost share not required for this application.
Section Application and Submission Information
D1. Address request Application Package
Please read carefully the entire announcement and follow the guidelines the Proposal Submission
Instructions (PSI) document Appendix before sending inquiries submitting proposals.
Once the NOFO deadline has passed, OES staff may not discuss this competition with applicant until the
proposal review process has been completed.
D2. Content and Form Application Submission
Please read the entire NOFO and follow the guidelines for proposal preparation the Proposal
Submission Instructions (PSI) document Appendix
Any prospective applicant who has questions concerning the contents this NOFO should submit them email Eloise Canfield (CanfieldME@state.gov). Please refer the funding opportunity number OESOTE-15-001. Any updates about this NOFO will also posted www.grants.gov.
D3. Unique entity identifier (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM)
Each applicant (unless the applicant individual Federal awarding agency that excepted from
those requirements under CFR 25.110(b) (c), has exception approved the Federal awarding
agency under CFR 25.110(d)) required to: (i) registered SAM before submitting its application;
(ii) provide valid unique entity identifier its application; and (iii) continue maintain active SAM
registration with current information all times during which has active Federal award
application plan under consideration Federal awarding agency. The Federal awarding agency may
not make Federal award applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity
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identifier and SAM requirements and, applicant has not fully complied with the requirements the
time the Federal awarding agency ready make Federal award, the Federal awarding agency may
determine that the applicant not qualified receive Federal award and use that determination
basis for making Federal award another applicant.
D4. Submission Dates and Times
Completed applications should submitted electronically through www.grants.gov and
Grantsolutions.gov. Please follow all NOFO instructions carefully and start early ensure you have time collect all the required information. All applications must submitted 5:00 Eastern Daylight
Time (EDT) July 2015. Applications received after the deadline will not considered.
D4. Proposal Narrative Guidelines important part the application the Proposal Narrative. The Proposal Narrative, which shall not
exceed ten pages, should organized using the following section headings: Executive Summary,
Organizational Capacity and Past Performance, Program Strategy, Performance Monitoring and
Evaluation, and Management Plan. CVs, budget components and the SF-425 not count part the page limit). The point value shown for each section indicates its relative importance the application
review process. Please see Section for more information. Evaluation values are based five narrative
components and two budget components. See Appendix for additional guidance the Proposal
Narrative.
Narrative Components Executive Summary (10 points)
This section should succinct one-page summary containing information that the applicant believes
best represents its proposed program and includes: the name and contact information for the project
main point contact; the project purpose and expected results and sustainability; and one-paragraph
program description. Organizational Capacity and Past Performance (20 points)
This section the application provides information about the applicant organization and any proposed
key partners. provides evidence that the applicant has the ability successfully carry out the program
activities the grant.
Provide description the applicant organization including its general purpose, goals, annual
budget (including funding sources), and major past and current activities and projects undertaken.
Moroccan organizations are encouraged apply, and applicants should consider partnerships
with local organizations.
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Include description all key partners for this project and proposed working relationship with
them. Applicants should clearly distinguish between partners with whom they intend enter
into sub-granting relationship and those with whom they intend collaborate, but not transfer
program funds.
Discuss the applicant organization and key partners past experience designing, implementing,
monitoring, and/or evaluating programs similar that requested. attachment (which does not count part the pages), please provide least one past
performance reference which describes any contracts, grants, cooperative agreements which the
applicant organization has implemented involving similar related programs over the past three
years. Please provide the reference attachment and include the following information:
name and address the organization for which the work was performed; current telephone
number and email address responsible representative from the organization for which the work
was performed; contract/grant name and number (if any), annual amount received for each the
last three years and beginning and end dates; brief description the project/assistance activity
and key project accomplishments/results achieved date. Program Strategy (25 points)
Propose clear and realistic implementation plan significantly address the Program Goals
Section 1B. Program strategy should demonstrate significant understanding the green
economic growth and the expansion green jobs Morocco the context growing trade
relationship with the United States and explain why the project appropriate for the
circumstances found in-country. The proposal should further outline the expected and achievable
results for the project which could include suggestions Section 1C. should also outline the
relevant and appropriate Main Activities accomplish the goals and expected results, which
could include those found Section 1D. Explain the assumptions which the success the
project depends, and the involvement other stakeholders. sure the plan also addresses each the strategic and program principles described Section 1F.
Proposals should consider the level awareness among stakeholders, government engagement,
and effectiveness previous green economic growth projects Morocco and region. The
successful applicant will work with local partners build existing activities Morocco, design
projects increase green job growth, and build local capacity for continuing implementation
sustainable practices the future. Additional consideration will given applicants that:
provide opportunity for high-level government buy-in, serve models that can easily
replicated, mobilize additional resources, and establish long-lasting partnerships between U.S. and
Moroccan organizations. table format, please present brief, one- two-page work plan matrix (which does count
part the pages), with timeline including target dates for activities for the life the grant,
which reflects the overall program approach, and objectives. Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Sustainability (15 points)
Discuss how progress towards the expected results will measured, outlined the
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Performance Indicators Section 1E. Identify which performance indicators will measured and
how data these indicators will collected, analyzed, and used for program management.
Present indicators linked specific project objectives table format and include source data
and proposed frequency collection. See additional guidance Appendix A1.5. Also describe
how the activities will sustained after grant activity has concluded. Management Plan (10 points)
Describe the proposed management structure for this project and provide project
organizational chart the attachments. Include the narrative description the
responsibilities all principal organizations and staff involved (including potential key partners),
reporting relationships, authority and lines communication within and between each these
organizations.
Include job descriptions and CVs key staff (Project Director, etc.) attachments (do not
count part the 10-page limit), which demonstrate that the proposed key staff are
consistent with the requirements and needs the project. The project should have
designated Project Director who will expected have lead responsibility for communicating
with OES and the U.S. Embassy Rabat. Note the location where key staff will based.
Budget Components Budget Appropriateness (10 points)
Budgeted items are necessary the achievement the goals and activities presented the
proposal. Cost-effectiveness (10 points)
Proposals keep estimated overhead and administrative costs low possible and have
proposed expenditures that are reasonable, allowable, and allocable the proposed project
activities and reflect the applicant understanding the allowable cost principles established
Office Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-122. Amount funding contributed the
applicant, sub-awardees, and other partners shows commitment the success the project. per Section cost-share not required, however, should applicants incorporate cost-share,
this can achieved through leveraging existing projects, partnering, and/or providing in-kind
goods and services.
See additional guidance Budget preparation Appendix
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Section Application Review Information
E1. Criteria
Each application will evaluated and scored the five part Proposal Components and the two part
Budget Components using 100 point scale peer review committee Department State and other
experts, appropriate.
Proposal Narrative: The committee will score each the five sections the Proposal Narrative based
how completely they address the bulleted points described the Proposal Narrative Guidance Section
4D. The importance each section indicated the maximum score follows:
Executive Summary points
Organization Capacity and Past Performance points
Program Strategy points
Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Sustainability points
Management Plan points
Budget: The committee will also review the budget components Section order assign
points for the overall program budget and cost-effectiveness.
Budget Appropriateness points
Cost-effectiveness points
E2. Review and Selection Process
Applications will reviewed panel convened the program office. The applications will
scored based the strengths and weaknesses the aforementioned criteria and response the
NOFO.
Section Federal Award Administration Information
F1. Federal Award Notices
The award shall written, signed, awarded, and administered the Grants Officer. The Grants Officer
the Government official delegated the authority the U.S. Department State Procurement Executive write, award, and administer grants and cooperative agreements. The assistance award agreement
the authorizing document and will provided the Recipient through either mail facsimile
transmission. Organizations whose applications will not funded will also notified writing.
Issuance this NOFO does not constitute award commitment the part the Government, nor does commit the Government pay for costs incurred the preparation and submission proposals.
Further, the Government reserves the right reject any all proposals received.
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F2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements
Prior submitting application, applicants should review all the terms and conditions and required
certifications which will apply this award ensure that they will able comply. The terms and
conditions are available the State Department procurement website at:
http://fa.statebuy.state.gov/
Applicants should plan coordinate with OES throughout the course the agreement ensure
assistance provided only eligible participants.
F3. Reporting
The Recipient, minimum, shall provide OES with the following reports (Please note that all data
collected, including survey responses and contact information, must maintained for minimum
three years and provided the Bureau upon request):
Financial Reports
The Recipient required submit quarterly financial reports throughout the project period, using Form
FFR SF-425, the Federal Financial Report form, well forms suggested the Grants Officer
Representative. payment made through the Payment Management System, all financial reports
must submitted electronically through the Payment Management System. The grantee also
required upload Grantsolutions.gov pdf version all financial reports (Federal Financial report)
they have submitted the Payment Management System. Form FFR (SF-425) can found OMB
website here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_forms/.
Financial reports are due days after the end each quarter.
Progress Reporting
The grantee required upload all progress reports the award file Grantsolutions.gov. Progress
reports must submitted semi-annually. Grantees must submit Page the Performance Progress
Report (Form SF-PPR), signed, and completed cover page progress reports, which should
compiled according the objectives, outcomes, and outputs the project outlined the statement work below, consistent with the project proposal and monitoring and evaluation and sustainability
plans. Reports should also include update expenditures during the quarter. OES/EQT will provide progress report template that will include:
Significant activities the period and how activities reflect progress toward achieving goals;
Evaluation progress goals/objectives with quantitative and qualitative data,
appropriate;
Any problems/challenges implementing the project and corrective action plan;
Evaluation accomplishments with quantifiable information goals and objectives date
available, including reporting agreed-upon indicators; update expenditures during the reporting period; and
Supporting documentation products related project activities (such surveys, travel, etc.).
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Semi-annual progress reports should also reflect the grantee continued focus measuring the
project impact the overarching goals problems the project set out address. assessment
the overall project impact, appropriate, should included each quarterly project report.
Final Report
The final report will due later than days after completion termination all project activities.
The Final Report shall include the following elements: executive summary, successes, outcomes, how
the project works within the larger effort promote green entrepreneurship, green jobs, best practices,
how the project addresses gender issues and marginalized communities, how the project will
sustained, and final financial report.
Section Agency Contact
Any prospective applicant who has questions concerning the contents this NOFO should email them
Eloise Canfield (CanfieldME@state.gov).
Note that once the Request for Proposals deadline has passed State Department staff Washington
and overseas U.S. Embassies/Missions may not discuss this competition with applicants until the review
process has been completed.
Section Other Requirements
H1.
Applicant Vetting
Applicants are advised that proposals will evaluated against the potential risk that federal funds may
inadvertently passed the wrong hands and that funds may benefit terrorists groups their
supporters. Applicants may asked submit information required Form 4184, Risk Analysis
Information (attached this solicitation), about their company and its principal personnel. Vetting
information also required for all sub-award performance assistance awards identified DOS
presenting risk terrorist financing. When vetting information requested the Grants Officer,
information may submitted the secure web portal at:
https://ramportal.state.gov, via Email RAM@state.gov, hardcopy the Grants Officer
Questions about the form may emailed RAM@state.gov. Failure submit information when
requested, failure pass vetting may grounds for rejecting your proposal.
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H2. Branding and Marking Policy
Applicants are advised that recipients and sub-recipients Federal assistance awards are subject the
State Department Marking Policy. More information this policy can found on:
https://www.statebuy.state.gov/fa/Pages/MarkingPolicy.aspx
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