The U.S. Embassy at Kinshasa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications for one-time, low-cost interventions that address important gaps in refugee protection and assistance.
The U.S. Department of State’s Julia Taft Fund for Refugees responds to gaps in refugee assistance by issuing grants to local NGOs for quick impact projects. The intent of this initiative is to provide 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. The target beneficiary base should consist of at least 50 percent refugees or returned refugees 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 (IDPs), vulnerable migrants, and stateless persons. Consideration for support is also given to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities. The fund is not meant as an emergency fund.
Below are just a few examples of activities that can be funded under this program
- Support water, sanitation, health, and livelihoods.
- Support a vocational training program for refugees.
- Support returnees with manufacturing of soap or other income-generating activities.
- Train refugees in gardening and running small businesses.
- Support an urban refugee training and girls’ empowerment project.
- Provide agricultural support to returnee families.
- Total available funding: $25,000
- Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.
Priority Region: Democratic Republic of Congo
Participants and Audiences
This grant is intended to support refugees and/or returned refugees.
The following organizations are eligible to apply: Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations. Local NGOs will be given priority.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330779