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India’s Ministry of Home Affairs further extends FCRA eligibility

Updated June 23, 2022 Yesterday, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an additional extension on the validity of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration certificates. The public notice mirrors the extension enacted in March and those that came before that. The notice applies to entities whose FCRA renewal applications are still pending and organizations… CONTINUE READING >>

Donors Warned to Prepare for Global Food Crisis

June 8, 2022 Sparked by the war in Ukraine and general climate-related impacts on harvests, international organizations are sounding the alarm as war in Ukraine and climate change shocks fuel a global food crisis. A June 6, 2022 report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP, a… CONTINUE READING >>

OFAC Announces New General Licenses for Afghanistan

Updated February 28, 2022 On February 25, 2022 the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released General License 20. The General License authorizes all transactions involving Afghanistan or its governing institutions that were previously prohibited by Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 594 (GTSR), the Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part… CONTINUE READING >>

New Sanctions on Russia: What Donors Need to Know

Updated on July 14, 2022 CAF America continues to monitor the growing number of U.S. sanctions on Russia. We remain committed to facilitating regulatory-compliant grants to charity partners that follow CAF America’s policies and all relevant U.S. laws and regulations. During this period of rapid change, CAF America is here to help interpret what these… CONTINUE READING >>

India Extends FCRA Eligibility as 6,000 NGOs Lose License

January 4, 2022 On December 31, 2021, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs announced an extension of FCRA registration certificates until March 31, 2022, or until their renewal application has been processed, whichever is earlier. Many FCRA registrations had previously set to expire on October 31, 2021, and subsequently, December 31, 2021 after the Ministry issued… CONTINUE READING >>

General Licenses for Syria, Iran, and Venezuela Offer a Pathway through Sanctions to Address COVID-19 Relief

Updated June 10, 2022 On June 10, 2022 the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Syria General License 21A, Venezuela General License 39A, and Iran General License N-1. These General Licenses (GLs) replace and supersede former General Licenses’ released for COVID-19 related transactions in Syria (GL 21), Venezuela (GL 39), and Iran (GL… CONTINUE READING >>



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