Deadline: 7 April 2017
The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs benefiting Malian Refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger; Nigerian Refugees in Niger; Refugee Returnees in Mali, Senegal, or Cote d’Ivoire.
- For all other proposals, program plans should not exceed 12 months ¬and must have an end date of no later than July 31, 2018. To meet the required end date, proposed programs may be less than 12 months.
- Project proposals outside of the funding limits below will be disqualified:
- Proposals benefiting one refugee population in one country must not request less than $200,000 or more than $700,000.
- Project proposals for Niger for activities benefiting both Malian and Nigerian refugees must not request less than $200,000 or more than $1.4 million.
- Project proposals for activities benefiting Malian refugee returnees in Mali and Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritian, or Niger must not request less than $200,000 or more than a total of $1 million.
- Project proposals for activities benefiting Senegalese refugee returnees in Senegal must not request less than $200,000 or more than $500,000.
- Project proposals for activities benefitting Ivoirian refugee returnees in Côte d’Ivoire must not request less than $200,000 or more than $1.5 million.
- Proposed activities should primarily support Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, or Niger; Nigerian refugees in Niger; and/or refugee returnees in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire,or Senegal.
- Because of PRM’s mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, for Burkina Faso, Mauritania, or Niger,PRM will consider funding only those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees.If programming in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire,or Senegal, at least 50 percent of the beneficiaries must be refugee returnees.
- Each proposal may only address activities in one country, except for proposals including Mali. Proposals that include refugee returnees in Mali must include activities that are linked to activities benefiting Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, or Niger.
- Organizations that submit proposals which cover activities in Mali and one neighboring state – Burkina Faso, Mauritania, or Niger – must demonstrate operational presence in both Mali and the other country. Except for proposals involving Mali, applicants seeking funding for programs in more than one country must submit more than one proposal.
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
- International Organizations.
- International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, should not submit proposals through Grants.gov in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement.
- Multilateral organizations that are seeking funding for programs relevant to this announcement should contact the PRM Program Officer on or before the closing date of the funding announcement.
- Proposals must have a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, timebound, and trackable (SMART), have established baselines, and include at least one outcome or impact indicator per objective; objectives should be clearly linked to the sectors.
- Proposals must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance.
- PRM strongly encourages programs that target the needs of vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population (women; children; adolescents; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; older persons; the sick; persons with disabilities; and other minorities) and can demonstrate what steps have been taken to meet the specific and unique protection and assistance needs of these vulnerable groups effectively. See gender analysis requirements below in D.2.(c).
- PRM will accept proposals from any NGO working in the above mentioned sectors although, given budgetary constraints, priority will be given to proposals from organizations that can demonstrate:
- a working relationship with UNHCR and/or current UNHCR funding, and/or a letter of support from UNHCR for the proposed activities (this letter should highlight the gap in services the proposed program is designed to address);
- a proven track record in providing proposed assistance both in the sector and specified location;
- evidence of coordination with international organizations (IOs) and other NGOs working in the same area or sector as well as – where possible – local authorities;
- a strong sustainability plan, involving local capacity-building, where feasible;
- where applicable, adherence to PRM’s Principles for Refugee Protection in Urban Areas; and
- an understanding of and sensitivity to conflict dynamics in the project location
How to Apply
Interested applicants can access the application package via given website.
Eligible Countries: Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and United States
For more information, please visit NGO Program Benefiting Refugees.