The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator and the Community Grants Program Office, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2022 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees.
What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees?
- The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees (also known as the Ambassador’s Refugee Fund) is an initiative by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to respond to critical unmet needs of refugees.
- Created in 2000, the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees supports projects that fill gaps in refugee services not already being addressed by other organizations and that can be filled locally. Successful projects are those that are not being addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other international organizations, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are already receiving USG funding.
NOTE: This notice is subject to availability of funding.
Types Of Projects
- Past grant recipients have implemented projects focused on?establishing legal aid clinics, job training/vocational training, establishing community centers, human rights education, environmental improvements, and menstrual health management.
- Last year, a grant recipient increased access to alcohol and other drug addiction/abuse support services for refugees and host communities in Isingiro District (Nakivale Refugee Settlement).
- Project budgets cannot exceed $25,000 USD.
- The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is limited to registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with at least 1-2 years of experience working in Uganda.
- Preference will be given to local NGOs and Civil Society Organizations.
For more information, visit https://ug.usembassy.gov/2022-julia-taft-fund-for-refugees-closing-february-21-2022-500-p-m/