The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Embassy Abidjan), in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), is pleased to welcome proposals for projects via the 2022 Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working in the area of refugee protection in Côte d’Ivoire.
The U.S. Department of State’s Julia Taft Refugee Fund responds to critical gaps in refugee assistance by funding durable solutions to the problems refugees and other displaced persons face. The intent of this initiative is to provide U.S. ambassadors with the means to respond to critical gaps that have not been addressed in larger multilateral refugee programs.
The funds are meant to support projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees. Additionally, funds can be used to support local organizations supporting equal access to protection, assistance, and other solutions for LGBTQI+ refugees and stateless persons. Requests to provide funding to populations other than refugees/returnees are discouraged, but exceptions can be made in some regions with “populations of concern” to PRM, such as internally displaced persons and vulnerable migrants. Consideration for support is also given to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities. The Julia Taft Refugee Fund is not meant as an emergency fund.
- Total available funding: $25,000
- Length of performance period:6 to 12 months
- Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations (e.g.: international and local non-governmental organizations; community-based organizations; faith-based organization), are eligible to apply.
- Local non-governmental organizations will be given priority.
For more information, visit https://ci.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity-julia-taft-refugee-fund-2022/