Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement: Transnational Anti-Money Laundering Assistance

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Last date: 
Monday, August 10, 2020
United States

Detailed Description

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. based non-governmental (NGOs)/non-profit organizations or Educational Institutions for a Grant/Cooperative Agreement to implement a program entitled “Transnational Anti-Money Laundering Assistance.”

Project Goal

To deny criminal groups, as well as malign state and other non-state actors, access to funds that they use to carry out and profit from transnational crimes.

Project Objectives

Proposed projects should be designed to 1) strengthen the capacity of criminal justice institutions and by supporting successful enforcement, investigative, and prosecutorial functions of financial crime in countries most affected by transnational financial crimes; and 2) enhance regional coordination.

Thematic Objectives

Disrupting Money Laundering though Gambling

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award floor: $500,000

Anticipated number of Awards: 1

  • Casinos, as well as online gambling platforms, are being exploited or established in order to launder massive amounts of funds. The objective of this project is to increase awareness of these threats among the private sector, regulators and law enforcement, and increase their capacity to identify and address these flows. This project could include but is not limited to mainland South East Asia and Nepal.

Training to Leverage Big Data Analytics to Identify Money Laundering and Sanctions Evasion

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award floor: $500,000

Anticipated number of Awards: 1

  • Train jurisdictions to use available open-source data not only to identify money laundering trends, detect money laundering, and bolster investigations and prosecutions but also to identify sanctioned entities to more accurately freeze and confiscate assets.

Public-Private Risk-Based Approach Workshops

Award Ceiling: 1,000,000

Award floor: $500,000

Anticipated number of Awards: 1

  • Foster communication between private (banks and designated non-financial business and professions (DNFBPs)) and public (supervisor and regulators) sector entities regarding emerging money laundering risks as well as the best way to report these risks via training on Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) and Suspicious Transaction Reporting (STR) filing.

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Compliance in Eastern Europe

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award floor: $586,729

Anticipated number of Awards: 1

  • Work with countries in Eastern Europe to facilitate the development of action plans and to undertake implementation actions to advance national commitments to meet FATF and other similar recommendations, with the primary focus on the area of anti-money laundering and asset confiscation/forfeiture. The methodology would include use of and reference to mutual evaluations conducted by the FATF regional style body covering Europe, MONEYVAL.

Funding Information

The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $3,586,729. The period of performance is two (2) with an anticipated start date of October 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible organizations may include: (U.S. based non profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private/state educational institutions.

Source: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327619

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