Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-AFR-11-CA-03112011-WAFRICA
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517
Announcement issuance date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Proposal submission deadline: Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
ADVISORY: Grants.gov is expected to experience continued high volume of activity in the near future. PRM strongly recommends submitting your proposal early to allow time to address difficulties that may arise due to system delays.
Proposed Program Start Dates: April 1, 2011
Duration of Activity: No more than 12 months.
Applicants with multi-year programs must continue to re-compete for PRM funding each year. Furthermore, in funding a project one year, PRM makes no representations that it will continue to fund the project in successive years and encourages applicants to seek a wide array of donors to ensure long-term funding possibilities.
Current Funding Priorities for Ivoirian Refugees in Liberia:
(a) Proposed activities should support Ivoirian refugees in Nimba County, Liberia.
(b) PRM encourages the relocation of Ivoirian refugees from the insecure border area to refugee camps and relocation villages. As such, proposals targeting refugees in border areas must focus on life-saving interventions, e.g., in health (including reproductive health) and nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and refugee protection, including programs to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
(c) Proposals for activities in the refugee camp(s) or government-designated relocation villages may include life-saving and life-sustaining interventions across sectors, including health and nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene; refugee protection, including programs to prevent and respond to gender-based violence; shelter and infrastructure; livelihoods; and education.
(d) Successful submissions will propose activities that can begin immediately. PRM also prioritizes close coordination among humanitarian actors, under the leadership of UNHCR. Accordingly, PRM will only consider proposals from NGOs that are currently:
(e) PRM will accept proposals from any NGO meeting the above mentioned criteria although, given budgetary constraints, priority will be given to proposals from organizations that can demonstrate:
Note: International Organization partners funded through contributions should not apply via grants.gov. IO partners may submit applications for consideration via alternate methods such as email.
International Organizations (IOs) that are engaged in programs relevant to the assistance addressed by this PRM funding announcement should ensure that these programs are made known to PRM on or before the closing date of this funding announcement so that PRM can evaluate all IO and NGO programs for funding consideration.
PRM anticipates providing $1 million to fund up to four NGO programs for Ivoirian refugees in Liberia. If additional funding becomes available during the fiscal year, PRM will fund rank-ordered prioritized submissions from this opportunity announcement.
As stated in the General NGO Guidelines, PRM looks favorably on cost-sharing efforts and seeks to support projects with a diverse donor base and/or resources from the submitting organization.
Proposal Submission Requirements:
See “How to Apply” (http://www.grants.gov/applicants/applicant_faqs.jsp#applying) on Grants.gov for complete details on requirements, and note the following highlights:
Proposal Content, Formatting and Template:
Please refer to the “Proposal Submission and Review Process” section in PRM’s General NGO Guidelines. PRM strongly encourages organizations applying for PRM funding to use the PRM recommended proposal and budget templates. Templates can be requested by sending an email to PRM's NGO Coordinator. You must type “PRM NGO Templates” in the subject line to receive an automated reply containing the template.
PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN THE PRM’s FY2010 NGO GUIDELINES:
This announcement is designed to accompany PRM’s General NGO Guidelines, which contain additional administrative information and explain in detail PRM’s NGO funding strategy and priorities. Please use both the General NGO Guidelines and this announcement to ensure that the proposed activities are in line with PRM’s priorities and that your proposal submission is in full compliance with PRM requirements. Proposal submissions that do not meet all of the requirements outlined in these guidelines will not be considered. PRM recommends using the proposal and budget templates that are available upon email request from PRM's NGO Coordinator. Please send an email, with the phrase “PRM NGO templates” in the subject line, to PRM's NGO Coordinator.
Reports and Reporting Requirements:
Program reporting: PRM requires quarterly and final program reports describing and analyzing the results of activities undertaken during the validity period of the agreement. It is highly suggested that NGOs receiving PRM funding use the PRM recommended program report template. To request this template, send an email with the phrase “PRM NGO templates” in the subject line to PRM's NGO Coordinator.
Financial Reports: Financial reports are required within thirty (30) days following the end of each calendar year quarter during the validity period of the agreement; a final financial report covering the entire period of the agreement is required within ninety (90) days after the expiration date of the agreement.
For more details regarding reporting requirements please see PRM’s General NGO Guidelines.
Proposal Review Process:
PRM will conduct a formal competitive review of all proposals submitted in response to this funding announcement. A review panel will evaluate submissions based on the above-referenced proposal evaluation criteria and PRM priorities in the context of available funding.
PRM may request revised proposals and/or budgets based on feedback from the panel. PRM will provide formal notifications to NGOs of final decisions taken by Bureau management.
PRM Points of Contact:
Should NGOs have technical questions related to this announcement, they should contact the PRM staff listed below prior to proposal submission. (Note: Responses to technical questions from PRM do not indicate a commitment to fund the program discussed.):
PRM Program Officer Nnenna Ofobike (OfobikeNN@state.gov, 202-453-9308) Washington, D.C.