The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) has announced a new funding opportunity to support implementation of training curriculum for international law enforcement on the subject of prevention and deterrence of chemical attacks.
ISN/CTR sponsors foreign assistance activities funded by the Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs (NADR) account, which focus on mitigating proliferation risk in frontline states and regions where the terrorist threat is on the rise, such as the Middle East, South and Southeast
ISN/CTR administers the Chemical Security Engagement Program (CSP) to strengthen global chemical security practices and prevent the intentional misuse of chemical expertise and material. CSP’s primary objective is to build the capacity of foreign partners to prevent chemical attacks, including strengthening partner governments’ ability to detect and prevent non-state actors from developing chemical attack capabilities.
To advance this mission, ISN/CTR has identified a need to implement training for international partner law enforcement investigation personnel on the prevention and deterrence of chemical attacks. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to implement training that would be appropriate for international audiences on how to recognize, investigate, and report potential attack plots involving chemical warfare agents.
Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions. ISN/CTR has approximately $2.2 million available to fund this project.
Further details are available under ISN-ISNCTR-14-005.