U.S. Embassy in Jordan: Accepting Proposals for Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2019

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Deadline: 4 April 2019

U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is accepting proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2019 from potential partners working to assist refugees in Jordan. This support is meant to meet low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance.

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Funding Information

  • Minimum Award Amount: $5,000
  • Maximum Award Amount: $25,000

Type of activities that can be funded under this program

Below are just a few examples of the kinds of activities that can supported by this grant. Please make sure that there is a strong tie to the local context and that proposed activities build on the competencies / capacity of the proposing organization:

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  • Improve the mental health of the refugee community.
  • Build a playground for refugee children.
  • Support sports programs.
  • Provide a shelter for 150 women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Support livelihood and vocational training program for refugees.
  • Train refugees in running small businesses.
  • Support an income generating project and provide health care to persons with disabilities.
  • Support a women and girls’ empowerment project for urban refugees.

Eligibility Criteria and Funding Guidelines

  • The funds are meant to support sustainable (beyond one year) projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees.
  • Consideration for support is given to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities.
  • The fund is not meant as an emergency fund.
  • Applicants must be a registered organization (e.g.: NGO, community-based organization; faith-based organization).
  • Local NGOs will be given priority.

Review and Selection Process

A selection committee at the U. S. Embassy Amman will review all applications received under this announcement based on the following criteria:

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  • Capacity of the organization: the organization has experience in implementing activities related to vulnerable populations and is focused on economic and social development and demonstrates the ability to implement the activities proposed;
  • Sustainability Plan: the proposal demonstrates a clear sustainability plan beyond the life of the award;
  • Cost Application: the proposed costs are reasonable in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results;
  • Monitoring and evaluation: the applicant should provide a clear monitoring and evaluation plan that includes specific, measurable, and achievable indicators.
  • Once the review process is completed, the U.S. Embassy will notify the successful applicants as well as the unsuccessful applicants. Prospective grantees will receive further instructions along with the notification of successful proposal. Once awarded, each grantee will be responsible for the program and financial reporting as specified in the award agreement.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this funding opportunity, please submit applications by email to the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://jo.usembassy.gov/call-for-proposals-julia-taft-refugee-fund-for-fy-2019/

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