Working With INL

INL uses a range of implementing mechanisms to further our foreign assistance objectives worldwide. INL needs and values its partners in the advancement of U.S. foreign policy objectives through effective program implementation and delivery of services and goods. In addition to innovative ideas, INL seeks partners that can administer programs efficiently and adhere to sound management practices. INL encourages implementers to have a passion for delivering timely results with strong quality assurance surveillance plans, as well as the ability to submit quality reports on time, thereby producing the best value for the American public.

Contract and Grant Opportunities

The Department of State, including overseas embassies, posts contract opportunities on the Federal Government Business Opportunities website at and on the commodities marketplace service For more information on grant opportunities visit

Find answers to your questions on Procurement Regulations and Procedures from the Office of the Procurement Executive. This office is responsible for the Department of State's acquisition regulations and Department-specific procurement related procedures.

For more information regarding procurement at other Federal Agencies, please consult the Federal Acquisition Jumpstation and other related sites.

To learn more about the Department of State’s acquisition process, please go to Interested small businesses are encouraged to contact the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at

Partnering with State and Local Law Enforcement

INL actively recruits state and local law enforcement, departments of corrections, and legal professionals (including Attorneys General and District Attorneys), and port security agencies to help implement our criminal justice assistance programs. In selecting our partners, INL targets diverse organizations with unique capabilities, technical and language skills, large ethnic or diaspora communities, and significant numbers of women in their ranks. These partnerships allow the Department and our international partners to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of active serving police officers, corrections officials, and legal professionals; while providing local partners with the opportunity to expand their ties around the world, form operational relationships that help advance U.S. national security interests, and develop new skill sets.

For more information on how to partner with INL please contact: for corrections related information; for police; and for justice related information.

Press Inquiries

Journalists are encouraged to contact a Department of State Public Affairs representative with any additional questions regarding INL. A press officer can be reached at the State Department’s Press Office at (202) 647-2492.