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Cooperative Agreement to a USA, Canada, or International Nonprofit
to Increase Preparedness to Respond to a Health Crisis in El Salvador

Training for Policing During a Public Health Crisis

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United States Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

Deadline Date:

01/20/22 11:59 PM EST


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Cooperative agreement to a USA, Canada, or International nonprofit organization or IHE to evaluate and improve the capacity of the security sector in El Salvador to operate and respond during a health crisis. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. The purpose of this project is to enhance El Salvador’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security’s capacity of preparedness for a public health crisis by efficiently providing essential public safety services, maintaining public order, and addressing the additional challenges faced during an emergency.

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to implement a project entitled, “Assessing Public Security Roles and Training for Public Security Personnel during a Public Crisis.”

The purpose of this project is to enhance El Salvador’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security’s capacity of preparedness for a public health crisis by efficiently providing essential public safety services, maintaining public order, and addressing the additional challenges faced during such emergency. The successful applicant will assess police roles, identify ways of mitigating risks from constrained public security resources, and develop a virtual training program and deliver courses to the entire Ministry of Justice and Public Security as described below in the proper platform. The grantee will seek approval from the post INL Director and INL Deputy Director for key elements including adding personnel and for the training curriculum. The Ministry of Justice and Public Security will coordinate the selection and vetting of participants with INL.

The Project Goal is to assess police roles and capacities during a crisis, and efficiently and effectively create, design and provide training in emergency preparedness for a public health crisis to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security’s personnel. The training will particularly focus on public health orders, personal and workplace safety measures, education in regards to transmission and proper treatment, and management of operational continuity.

Project Objectives:

  • Objective 1: Within 60 days of award, perform an assessment on the role of El Salvador’s police in a public health crisis or a natural disaster.
  • Objective 2: Within 90 days of award, design and conduct an initial assessment of training needs to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security for an effective training program, identify current capacities, strengths and weaknesses at an individual and organizational level.
  • Objective 3: Design a training program to ensure the systematic development of the learning process and compliance with host Government regulations and organizational needs and provide a plan for implementation within 60 days after the completion of Objective 2.
  • Objective 4: Implement training program in an in-person format to an agreed number of leadership personnel within the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and an agreed % of total personnel virtually. 
  • Objective 5: Immediately after the training program is finalized, design and conduct an ‘Initial Training Program Outcomes’ evaluation and assess the organizational performance of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security after six months.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200639

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

1 award

Estimated Size of Grant:

Application Ceiling: Up to $1,500,000.00 U.S. Dollars
Application Floor: At least $1,200,000.00 U.S. Dollars

Term of Contract:

- Initial Project Implementation Length: 36 months
- Estimated Project Start: February 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
• U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
• U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code;
• Foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
• Foreign-based educational institutions

Applicants must also meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply to this NOFO:
• Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar projects, preferably in the target country or region. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
• Applicants must have the ability to produce documents (e.g. trainings materials, reports), deliver training, and conduct evaluations in Spanish and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
• Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.

PLEASE NOTE: Public International Organizations (PIOs) and Private For-Profit Organizations are excluded from applying to this grant announcement. – If you are unsure about your eligibility status, please consult the INL POCs during the Q&A period.

For Other Eligibility Requirements see page 11 of the NOFO in Attached Files below.

Pre-Application Information:

- NOFO Issuance Date: December 9, 2021
- Deadline for Submission of Questions: January 7, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST via email
- Deadline for Submission of Applications: January 20, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST via

In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a unique entity identifier (also known as UEI or DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on Individuals are not required to have a unique entity identifier or be registered in
- If your organization does not have a DUNS Number already, you may obtain one by calling 1-866-705-5711 or submitting a request at
- Organizations physically located outside the United States and its territories must also register for an NCAGE code. This request can be completed simultaneously with a DUNS Number request. See
- Prior to submitting an application in, organizations must register in and/or ensure that their registration is active. Organizations are required to renew their registration annually. Initiate the registration or renewal process at
- To submit an application to this NOFO, applicants must register in Go to and select “Register” from the banner at the top of the page.

Cost share is the portion of project costs not borne by the U.S. government. Cost share is recommended but not required for this project. Applicants must be able to ensure cost share is accounted for/tracked through accounting systems and/or supporting documentation (such as Personnel Activity Records, proof of voluntary hours, proof of any purchases for materials being included as cost share, etc.)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

INL Points of Contact:
Cheryl Price
Katia Rubio

Help with registrations and application submission:
• Go to the support page at
• Call +1 800-518-4726
• Email

CFDA Number:

19.703 -- Criminal Justice Systems

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