The U.S. Mission Nigeria in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund that will support one-time, low-cost interventions that address important gaps in protection and assistance for refugees and stateless persons. Please follow all instructions below.
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This initiative began in 2000, under the leadership of former Assistant Secretary Julia V. Taft (named for her posthumously), with the intent of providing Ambassadors with the means to respond to critical gaps that local agencies could address, and which larger multilateral humanitarian programs have not addressed.
The program is intended to meet gaps in assistance through quick impact projects to meet critical needs not addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Organization for Migration (IOM), or other international organizations (IOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The Taft Fund is intended for projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees or returned refugees. Additionally, the program may fund projects that support equal access to protection, assistance, and other solutions for LGBTQI+ refugees and stateless persons.
The proposed projects should be one-time interventions, not sustained programs.
Examples of past projects include improved access to education, development of livelihoods, basic business training, health awareness programs, early childhood development activities, mental health establishment of agricultural cooperatives, mental health services, protection from gender-based violence, legal assistance, community building activities, sports programs for refugee youth, security upgrades to camps and WASH programs.
Participants and Audiences:
Communities of at least 50 percent refugees or returned refugees.
B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION
Length of performance period: 6 to 12 months
Number of awards anticipated: 2 awards
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $25,000
Total available funding: $25,000
Type of Funding: FY22 Julia Taft Refugee Fund under the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962
Anticipated program start date: June 1, 2022
This notice is subject to the availability of funding.
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.
C. ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION
1. Eligible Applicants
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Not-for-profit organizations (NPOs,) including civil society/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) registered on the federal or state level in Nigeria.
2. Cost Sharing or Matching
- No cost sharing is required.
3. Other Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a unique entity identifier as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.
D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION
1. Content and Form of Application
The following documents are required:
a. Mandatory application forms
Available through this link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms/sf-424-family.html