Deadline: 20 May 2016
- Proposed activities should support refugees and asylum seekers residing in South Africa with priority areas being urban centers such as Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria. Programs should build capacity of national organizations and within communities to address refugee and asylum seeker needs. They should also, where relevant, include efforts to identify and reach out to “hidden” refugees, identify and build upon existing services (including government services), provide information about and referrals to existing services, establish a clear method and criteria for identifying and assisting the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, adopt a community-based approach that takes into account host community needs, and avoid creating refugee-specific parallel services to what already exists in the community. Because of PRM’s mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, PRM will consider funding only those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees and asylum seekers.
- Proposals should focus on advocacy and support for refugee protection and access to basic social services in urban settings in one or more of the following sectors:
- Project proposals must not be more than $300,000 or they will be disqualified.
- Applicants may submit multi-year proposals with activities and budgets that do not exceed three years (36 months) from the proposed start date.
- 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, time-bound, 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 potentially 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.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply by downloading the application packages available on the given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit NGO Programs Benefiting Urban Refugees in South Africa.