Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Deadline: 9 February 2017

The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from NGO’s for its NGO programs benefiting refugees and other vulnerable populations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Funding Information

  • Project proposals must not be less than $500,000 or more than $1,500,000per year or they will be disqualified.
  • In Pakistan, only single-year (12 month) proposals will be considered. In Afghanistan, program plans for one, two, or three years will be considered.
  • Applicants may submit multi-year proposals with activities and budgets that do not exceed three years (36 months) from the proposed start date. Actual awards will not exceed one year (12 months) in duration and activities and budgets submitted in year one can be revised/updated each year.

Funding Priorities:

  • Proposed activities should primarily support registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan and registered refugee returnees in Afghanistan. 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 or returnees.
  • Afghanistan – Proposals must focus on one or more of the following sectors:
    • Protection, including child protection and/or gender-based violence prevention and response as applicable
    • Livelihoods
    • Psychosocial assistance
  • Pakistan – Proposals must focus on one or more of the following sectors:
    • Protection
    • Education

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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: Afghanistan, Pakistan and United States

For more information, please visit NGO Program Benefiting Refugees.

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