Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Issued December 11, 2007
Deadline: Thursday, January 11, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. (EST). Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
PRM’s CFDA number for Refugee Assistance Programs for African refugees is 19.517.
Proposed Start Dates: January 16, 2008 – May 15, 2008
Duration of Activity: no more than 12 months
PRM FY 2008 Africa Region Funding Overview:
Please note that PRM is operating under a continuing resolution (CR) for the first part of FY 2008, and therefore might not be able to fund any new activities while operating under the CR. PRM will prioritize currently available funding for proposed NGO activities that best meet the Bureau’s priorities in the region.
Current Funding Priorities for Ethiopia
(1) Activities in Shimelba Camp, Ethiopia. Activities may include the local host population, however, NGOs should concentrate on care/maintenance activities for refugees in the camps/settlements. Proposals should focus on the following sectors: health, water and sanitation, hygiene, education, gender based violence, and psychosocial support.
(2) PRM will accept proposals from any NGO that is able to satisfy these guidelines although, given our budgetary constraints, priority will be given to proposals from organizations that can demonstrate:
- a working relationship with UNHCR and 2007/2008 UNHCR funding and/or support for the proposed activities and/or overall program;
- a proven track record in providing proposed assistance in Ethiopia and in the sector for which funding is being requested;
- evidence of coordination with the host government and other international and non-governmental organizations working in the area of activity;
- appropriate targeting of beneficiaries in coordination with UNHCR, the host government, and other relevant organizations.
Proposal Submission Requirements: See “How to Apply” section on Grants.gov for complete details on requirements, and note the following highlights below:
(1) Proposal formatting and content: Please refer to the “Submitting Proposals” section in the FY 2008 General PRM NGO guidelines available at http://www.state.gov/j/prm/funding/181444.htm. These general PRM NGO guidelines are also available on grants.gov in the “How to Apply” section.
Please take special note of the following requirements as outlined in the general PRM NGO guidelines:
(2) Pre-submission preparation: This announcement is designed to coordinate with the FY 2008 General PRM NGO guidelines, which explain in detail PRM’s NGO funding strategy and priorities. Please read both sets of guidance carefully 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.
Should NGOs have technical questions related to this announcement, they should contact the PRM staff listed below prior to proposal submission.
All applicants for new and follow-on funding may contact PRM Program officer Matthew Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-1031) in Washington before submitting proposals.
Proposal review process: PRM’s Office of Assistance for Africa conducts formal competitive reviews of all proposal submissions by convening review teams to evaluate proposals based on the above-referenced- evaluation criteria and PRM’s priorities in the context of available funding.
In order to provide NGOs with timely feedback, PRM will inform applicants of a 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.