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 Egypt.
- Project proposals must not be less than $300,000 annually and not more than $600,000 annually or they will be disqualified.
- 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. Continued funding after the initial 12- month award requires the
submission of a noncompeting single year proposal and will be contingent
upon available funding, strong performance, and continuing need.
- Proposed activities should primarily support either Syrian or
Sub-Saharan African refugees in Egypt. (Programs may include both
populations but should provide a beneficiary breakdown by proportion of
the two populations.) 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.
- 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
- Psychosocial assistance
- 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
- 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: Egypt and United States
For more information, please visit NGO Program Benefiting Refugees.