The U.S. Mission in Brazil, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential NGO partners working in the area of refugee protection and assistance in Brazil.
This support is meant to meet one-time, low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance and to respond to urgent needs that have not been addressed by larger multilateral refugee programs. Funding for proposals submitted in response to this funding notice is not guaranteed and will be based on availability of funding.
- Maximum Award Amount: $25,000
- The most effective proposals are for one-time investments in infrastructure, supplies, or materials. Priority will not be given to proposals that fund ongoing NGO operations or salaries.
- The funds are meant to support projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees.
- Consideration for support is given to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities.
- The fund is not intended for recurring programs and is not meant as an emergency fund.
- Applicants must be a registered organization (e.g. NGO, community-based organization, faith-based organization).
- Local NGOs will be given priority. International NGOs may submit a proposal but must have a close partnership with a local NGO.
Review and Selection Process
A selection committee at the U. S. Embassy in Brasília will review all applications received under this announcement based on the following criteria:
- Discrete project—The funds will be used for a one-time investment in infrastructure, supplies, or materials;
- Organizational capacity of the organization – The organization has experience in implementing activities related to vulnerable groups and is focused on economic and social development and demonstrates the ability to implement the activities proposed;
- Impact – The project will reach a wide range of individuals and/or support especially vulnerable refugee populations (e.g. children, LGBTI, trafficking victims);
- Cost Application – The proposed costs are reasonable in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results;
- Monitoring and evaluation – The applicant provides a clear monitoring and evaluation plan that includes specific, measurable, and achievable indicators.
Once the review process is complete, the U.S. Embassy will notify the successful applicant(s) for final review in Washington, as well as the unsuccessful applicants. Any prospective grantee will receive further instructions along with the notification of successful proposal. If awarded by the final review committee in Washington, the grantee will be responsible for the program and financial reporting as specified in the award agreement.
All proposals must be in English. Applicants may also provide an additional copy in Portuguese but a proposal only submitted in Portuguese will not be considered. Applications that do not include ALL of the components below will automatically be rejected:
- Proposal (No specific application form is required, but each application must include the information mentioned on the official website);
- Detailed project timeline/calendar;
- Detailed budget (in USD);
- Proof of national registration of the organization;
- CV/Resume of Project Manager and other key project personnel.
For more information, visit https://br.usembassy.gov/funding-opportunity-julia-taft-refugee-fund-2020/