Countering Wildlife Trafficking

Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
Last date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021
South Africa

Detailed Description

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 carry out a project to combat wildlife trafficking and illegal logging in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The project goal is to reduce the ability of criminal groups to carry out and profit from poaching and trafficking of protected animals and their body parts originating from or transiting Africa.


  • Increase the capacity of law enforcement to detect, interdict, seize, and transfer to investigatory agencies, illegal wildlife products, through raising awareness, training, and equipment.
  • Improve national wildlife law enforcement capacity to prevent, detect, and investigate wildlife crime through specialized training and equipment.
  • Improve national capabilities to prosecute and adjudicate cases against wildlife crimes and related offenses to result in appropriate sentencing outcomes.
  • Strengthen anti-corruption efforts within relevant agencies to enhance government response, improve government accountability, and strengthen transparency as it relates to wildlife crime.

Funding Information

  • Total Funding Available: $5,000,000 U.S. Dollars
  • Application Ceiling: Up to 1,500,000 U.S. Dollars
  • Application Floor: At least $500,000 U.S. Dollars
  • Initial Project Implementation Length: 24 months
  • Estimated Project Start: October 1, 2021

Priority Region/Countries: Applicants who applied for bilateral programs in Kenya, Tanzania, or South Africa are eligible to apply for this NOFO. Proposals outside of the three countries listed or that would propose regional (i.e. multi-country) work are not eligible under this NOFO.

Participants and Audiences: Applicants should identify target audiences, specific demographics, and the region(s) in which the project will be implemented. It is particularly important to specify the approximate number of beneficiaries to be directly and indirectly impacted by project activities.

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


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