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United States Department State 
Public Notice 
Bureau International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)  
Theme(s):  Various, details below 
Announcement Type:  Request for Proposals (RFP) 
Project Title:  Juvenile Justice and Pre-Trial Detention Guatemala, Salvador, and Panama (See Target Themes below) 
Funding Opportunity Number:  
CFDA Number: 19.703  Criminal Justice Systems 
Amount Award:  Not exceed $2,500,000 for the program/s listed below. 
Number Awards:  See Target Themes below 
Type Award:  Grant 
Anticipated Award Date:  Within nine(9) twelve(12) weeks the closing this announcement.  Successful applicants will receive notification. 
Deadline for Applications:  Complete proposal packages must received 11:59 EST June 20, 2014 via www.grantsolutions. DOS encourages applicants submit proposal packages via Grantsolutions.  E-mailed faxed proposal packages will considered ineligible order apply for federal assistance award, organizations must complete the  registration process. Since registration can take four weeks, organizations are urged begin the registration process well advance the submission deadline. exceptions will made for applicant organizations that have not registered for   
Foreign Applicants:  Organizations residing and conducting business outside the United States are also required register for    
Foreign applicants must log into begin the registration process for NCAGE code. 
For foreign registrants who are unable submit Internet, contact the National Codification Bureau the country where your organization located. For list addresses,  
The Code five-character number and will take 4-5 business days.  Prior registering SAM, insure that the newly assigned NCAGE listed the Business Identification Number Cross- Reference System (BINCS) the assigned NCAGE not listed BINCS, call 1-269-961-4623 send message  
SAM Registration ( registration required prior receiving federal assistance award.  INL recommends that applicants start the 
registration process prior immediately after the submission proposal response this RFP.  Failure complete the SAM registration would result the organizations inability receive USG federal assistance funds.  
NCAGE Code Special Requirements for Non-U.S. Applicants 
Non-U.S. organizations must first obtain North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) CAGE (NCAGE) Code from the appropriate source.  The NCAGE Code can obtained directly from the Codification Bureau in-country.  Applicants should view the up-to-date list countries and the information necessary contact the Codification Bureau 
NOTE:  Organizations must obtain DUNS number prior completing the registry process.   
Applicants must meet the following criteria:   
 registered U.S. non-profit organization, 501 (c) (3) including civil society organizations; foreign NGO, religious association, educational institution based working Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panama.  Applicants must registered in-country submit proof that they are seeking registration Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panamaat the time proposal submission;  

 Due the community-oriented focus this request for proposals, organizations based outside Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panama are encouraged identify and work with implementing partner based Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panama ensure local buy-in and sustainability. 

 Have demonstrated experience implementing justice sector reform corrections  projects Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panama. 

 Have existing capacity ability develop active partnerships with organizations Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panama especially those working justice sector reform, corrections/legal issues, youth empowerment. 

 Applicants are required submit the documents listed the Proposal Submission Instructions (see attached) 

NOTE:  Organizations may form consortia and submit combined proposal.  However, one organization should designated the lead applicant. The lead applicant must meet the eligibility criteria listed above.   
Overall Mission:  The mission the Bureau International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) minimize the impact international crime and illegal drugs the United States, its citizens, and partner nations providing effective foreign assistance and fostering global cooperation. This mission, which centers helping our partner nations establish capable and accountable criminal justice sector, was expanded during the past decade include stabilizing post-conflict societies through criminal justice sector development and reform. This mission supports Peace and Security stabilizing and strengthening security institutions build global security capacity and combating narco-trafficking and other transnational crimes such money laundering and criminal gangs. promotes Governing Justly and Democratically strengthening justice sector institutions, good governance, and respect for human rights. 
INL supports this mission combining forces with other USG and international agencies taking regional approach widespread problems, and helping stronger governments take responsibility equal partners this struggle disrupt organized crime and other destabilizing groups. The Bureaus programs support three inter-related objectives: 
 BUILDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS: Institutionalize rule law developing and expanding criminal justice systems strengthen partner country law enforcement and judicial effectiveness, foster cooperation legal affairs, and advance respect for human rights.  

 COUNTER-NARCOTICS: Disrupt the overseas production and trafficking illicit drugs through targeted counter-narcotics and institution-building assistance and coordination with foreign nations and international organizations. 

 TRANSNATIONAL CRIME:  Minimize the impact transnational crime and criminal networks the U.S. and its allies through enhanced international cooperation and foreign assistance. 

INL pleased announce that are seeking applications for grant program targeting justice sector reform measures Guatemala, Salvador, and Panama focusing two program areas: 
 Program Juvenile Justice Reform 

 Program Pre-Trial Detention and Alternative Sanctions 

Corrections systems these countries suffer from acute overcrowding and inefficiencies which contribute poor conditions and, worst, active criminal recruiting and leadership criminal activities from within prisons.  INL works throughout Central America improve corrections administration and professionalism, and seeks enhance this mission engaging civil society promote alternatives incarceration for low-risk, non-violent offenders, particularly youth and pre-trial detainees.  
These programs will provide approximately $2,500,000 for projects that increase security through training, capacity building, community development, and crime and drug prevention initiatives.  Programs are not necessarily limited geographically, but proposals for the full award ceiling $2.5 million should include activities all three target countries.   
INL will not consider proposals that reflect any type support for any member, affiliate, representative designated terrorist organization narcotics trafficker, including elected members government. 
INL seeking applications from qualified organizations implement the following programs Guatemala and Salvador.  Applicants are encouraged submit proposals that target specific program area and accompanying program elements listed below.  INL will consider proposals that combine all part the program areas and program elements for total $2.5 million.  INL reserves the right revise, reduce, increase awards, and/or not issue grant award. 
Program Area  Juvenile Justice Reform: Approximately $1,250,000 available 
Element One: Juvenile Justice Identification System 
INL seeks proposals increase citizen security developing data-management system/workflow process for the Judiciary Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panama that permits the identification minors involved legal proceedings.  The data-management system should the following: centralize information juvenile criminal proceedings across the country; facilitate judges and investigators access pertinent information during investigations, sentencing, when deciding alternative detention measure; record information needed confirm minors identity.  Applicants are encouraged work with existing host country records where possible, but activities improve and/or create records identifying youth offenders are also encouraged where such records are not consistently use. 
Element Two: Juvenile Justice Community Support Network Expansion 
INL seeks proposals support efforts build network community NGOs and partner organizations Guatemala, Salvador, and/or Panama, assist with the execution and monitoring alternative sentencing among the juvenile population for low-risk, non-violent crimes where legal frameworks allow such alternatives.  The goal give minors who have 
broken the law opportunities for re-socialization through community service, paid work, studies learn profession trade, and thus provide realistic alternatives towards which Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Panamanian authorities can direct appropriate youthful offenders, identified part the information made easier access the identification system outlined Element  This project should the following: follow and build upon juvenile community support networks where they already exist;  directly benefit girls, boys and adolescents ages directly involving the juveniles, their families, crime victims, and the community; work closely with judicial officials, community groups and government agencies the local and national levels; adequately address the unique circumstances ethnic minorities and indigenous populations the relevant geographic areas; include training for judges, attorneys, police, social workers and other involved practitioners; and increase the number cases which alternative sentencing mechanisms are applied. 
Element Three: Juvenile Rehabilitation and Training 
INL seeks proposals support the re-socialization and rehabilitation juveniles conflict with the law through proposals the following areas: equipment support for halfway houses and/or group homes for minors and young adults; substance abuse treatment programs for minors; psychological counseling; and alternative educational and vocational training mechanisms for minors.  The goal reduce recidivism among minors who have broken the law through effective rehabilitation, and increase realistic options for early release and/or alternative sentencing mechanisms for appropriate cases.   
Program Area  Pre-Trial Detention and Alternative Sanctions (not limited Juveniles):  Approximately $1,250,000 available 
Element One:  Screening Existing Pre-Trial Detainees through Legal Clinics National Law Schools 
INL seeks proposals increase access legal representation among pre-trial detainees and academic engagement with Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Panamanian criminal law supporting legal clinics appropriate law schools the target countries.  This project should identify which law schools the target countries would most appropriate for clinic program (or already host one), and develop proposal for training and mentoring host country law students, negotiating access pre-trial detainees accused non-violent, low-level offenses, and development best practices for clinic representation. pilot project, applicants should work through these clinics screen existing prison populations for individuals serving excessive periods under pre-trial detention, defined those whose pre-trial detention has exceeded sentencing standards for the crime for which they are detained: for example, prisoner awaiting trial for two years charge that would typically result sentence one year.  Particular attention should paid low-risk prisoners non-violent crimes, where legal framework for early release already exists.  Projects should work with host-country personnel the public ministry, judiciary, and corrections system identify such individuals and facilitate early release, while identifying best practices for justice and public ministries incorporate into their standard policies and procedures. the extent practicable, 
this element can incorporated into work plans the judicial working groups outlined below Element Two the identification system outlined above Program Area Element  
Element Two: Judicial Working Groups Alternative Sanctions 
INL seeks proposals organize and direct working groups Judges, Prosecutors, and Corrections officials identify opportunities for reducing prison overcrowding, particularly increased use alternatives pre-trial detention, including house arrest reporting requirements, and alternative sanctions for those convicted non-violent crime, for example probation community service.  The goal increase the options available judges the time arraignment sentencing that low-risk offenders may more effectively diverted from the prison system reduce overcrowding and ensure options have the necessary buy-in from judicial, prosecutorial, and corrections officials effectively and frequently invoked.  This element should reinforce Program Area Element above establishing, theory and practice, legal means for early release for people who have served more time pre-trial detention than they would have found guilty. 
Proposals that not fully comply with the requirements this RFA will not considered.  Applicants must set forth full, accurate, and complete information.  The penalty for making false statements the U.S. Government proposals prescribed U.S.C. 1001. 
Formatting Requirements 
For all application documents, please ensure that: All pages are numbered, including budgets and attachments; maximum number pages per target theme (does not include attachments) All documents are formatted 8- inch paper, and All documents (excepting scanned attachments, which must .pdf format) are Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel compatible, applicable. Text documents must single-spaced, (use point Times New Roman) font, and have minimum 1-inch margins. All documents must English. Organizations must also fill out and submit forms SF-424, SF-424A and SF-424B, directed  Fill out the  yellow fields and use the following specific information for the fields indicated below: Type Submission: Application Type Application: New 5b. Federal Award Identifier: Please enter zeros leave blank 8a. Enter name applicant (organization) 8b. Enter the organizations EIN TIN number 8c. Enter the organizations DUNS number 8d. Enter the organizations address 8f. Enter the name, telephone number and e-mail address the primary contact  person for this proposal  Select type applicant from pull down list 11. The CFDA number 19.703 12. Enter the Funding Opportunity Number and Title (see above). 15. Enter descriptive title project 16. Enter congressional district applicant organization 16b Enter N/A zeros 17. Enter the approximate start and end dates the proposed activities 18. Enter the amount requested from the USG under Federal, any cost-share under  Applicant, fill the total, and otherwise use zeros. 19. Enter c 

Form SF-424A: 
Fill the yellow fields with information from the proposed budget: 
Form SF-424B: Page Fill sections regarding the name the applicant organization and the title authorized official. 

Please refer the Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) for more information how apply this Request for Applications (RFP).  This announcement designed accompany INLs PSI, which contain additional information proposals content and formatting.  Please use both the PSI and this announcement ensure that your proposal submission full compliance with INLs requirements and that the proposed activities are line with INLs priorities.  Proposal submissions that not meet all the requirements outlined the RFP and PSI will not considered.            
Applicants must abide all relevant administrative and national policy requirements regarding civil rights; labor standards; intergovernmental review; disbarment and suspension; drug-free workplace; lobbying restrictions; conservation procurement; crimes and prohibited activities; protection human subjects; care and use laboratory animals; recombinant DNA molecules; bio-safety laboratories; conflicts interest; patents and copyrights; impact the physical environment and animal community; historic preservation; impact the human community; and contract employment conditions, applicable the projects activities. 
INL will NOT consider proposals that reflect any type support for any member, affiliate, representative designated terrorist organization narcotics trafficker, including elected members government. 
For questions regarding the submission instructions (PSI), please contact William Dokurno 202-663-2937