Notice of Funding Opportunity – Ghana National Security Border Strategy

The mission of the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is to minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States, its citizens, and partner nations by providing effective foreign assistance and fostering global cooperation.  Improving Ghana’s border management and integration contributes to this mission, and it also contributes to objectives under the U.S.-Ghana Security Governance Initiative (SGI).

On February 18, 2016, the two governments signed an SGI Joint Country Action Plan that includes key objectives to enhance the Government of Ghana’s (GOG) efforts to integrate, improve, and establish border management procedures.  It is the GOG’s desire to improve the security of its air, sea, and land borders by implementing methods for collaborative and integrated border security management and operations.  This effort is intended to improve the country’s ability to maximize customs revenue collection and be more effective at addressing threats at Ghana’s borders.  INL has partnered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to carry out a range of activities to achieve these JCAP objectives.

INL, CBP, and the U.S. Embassy in Accra are now seeking an implementing partner to develop, publish, and present a National Border Security Strategy for the Government of the Republic of Ghana.

PROJECT GOAL
Develop, publish, and present a professional, comprehensive National Border Security Strategy for the Government of the Republic of Ghana.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  1. Conduct detailed research and collect relevant information and inputs necessary for developing the National Border Security Strategy.
  2. Collaborate closely with the National Border Security Technical Working Group (NBSTGW) to incorporate their guidance and input on the National Border Security Strategy.
  3. Produce a professional, comprehensive National Border Security Strategy document.
  4. Present the National Border Security Strategy document to the NBSTGW and other senior Government of Ghana and U.S. Embassy officials.

Find full details of the Funding Opportunity here [PDF]

Grant Budget Template [Excel Document]

NOFO Questions & Answers [PDF]

Instructions Document [PDF]

 

Any questions concerning this NOFO should be submitted in writing to Lara Talverdian (TalverdianLR@state.gov) via email.  The deadline for submission of questions for this NOFO is February 7, 2019, 11:59 PM Accra Local Time.

Closing Date and Time for Submission of Applications: February 25, 2019, 11:59 PM Accra Local Time via email to Ms. Lara Talverdian, TalverdianLR@state.gov