Announcement issuance date: Monday, March 9, 2009
Proposal submission deadline: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
Proposed Program Start Dates: July 1, 2009—September 30, 2009
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: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Yemen
PRM will prioritize currently available funding for proposed NGO activities that best meet the Bureau’s priorities in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Yemen as identified below:
(1) While PRM encourages activities that include the local host population, NGOs should concentrate on care/maintenance activities for refugees. At least 50% of beneficiaries must be refugees. Proposals may focus on protection, health, water, sanitation, shelter, education, community services, psychosocial support, gender based violence, and livelihoods development and training.
(2) PRM will accept proposals from any NGO working within the above mentioned sectors although, given our budgetary constraints, priority will be given to proposals from organizations that can demonstrate:
· a working relationship with UNHCR in-country and UNHCR funding and/or support for the proposed activities;
· evidence of coordination with international organizations and other NGOS working in the same are or section as—if applicable—local authorities;
· a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, time-bound and trackable (SMART), have established baselines, and at least one impact indicator per objective;
· A budget that is appropriate for meeting the objectives and demonstrates co-funding by non-US Government sources;
· Appropriate targeting of beneficiaries in coordination with UNHCR and other relevant organizations.
(3) Country Specific Instructions:
· Djibouti. Proposals must be for programs benefiting refugees in Ali Addeh Refugee Camp.
· Kenya. Proposals must be for programs benefiting refugees in the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps. Proposals for activities in Dadaab Camp must be accompanied by a letter from the UNHCR Dadaab Sub Office showing approval for the proposed activities. PRM will not consider proposals for Dadaab Camp that do not have the approval of UNHCR Sub Office Dadaab.
· Yemen. Proposals must be for activities in Sanaa, Yemen. PRM will not consider proposals for activities outside of Sanaa.
Proposal Submission Requirements: See “How to Apply” section on Grants.gov for complete details on requirements, and note the following highlights below:
Proposal Submission Requirements:
See “How to Apply” section on Grants.gov for complete details on requirements, and note the highlights below.
Proposal content, formatting and template: Please refer to the “Proposal Submission and Review Process” section in the FY 2009 General PRM NGO Guidelines at http://www.state.gov/j/prm/funding/181421.htm. 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 PRMNGOCoordinator@state.gov. Please include “PRM NGO Templates” in the subject line.
PRM strongly recommends that organizations applying for funding use the PRM recommended proposal and budget templates. To receive copies of the templates please send an email to PRMNGOCoordinator@state.gov with "PRM NGO Templates" in the subject line.
PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN THE GENERAL PRM NGO GUIDELINES:
Proposal review process: PRM’s Regional Assistance Offices conduct formal competitive reviews of all submitted proposals by convening review teams. These teams evaluate submissions based on the above-referenced proposal evaluation criteria and PRM priorities in the context of available funding.
In order to provide NGOs with timely feedback, PRM will inform applicants of the panel’s decision to recommend or not recommend funding proposed activities, and may request revised proposals and/or budgets based on feedback from the panel. PRM will follow up with formal notifications to NGOs of final decisions taken by Bureau management.
PRM Points of Contact:
All applicants for new and follow-on funding are encouraged to contact the PRM staff listed below before submitting proposals:
- Program Officer Matt Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-1031) in Washington, DC
- Refugee Coordinator Inga Heemink (email@example.com) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Deputy Office Director Mary Lange (LangeMM@state.gov or 202-663-1041) in Washington, DC