Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-PRMOAPEU-13-003
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number:
19.520 - Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Europe
Announcement issuance date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 12:00 noon EDT. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
**ADVISORY: PRM strongly recommends submitting your proposal early to allow time to address any difficulties that may arise. **
If your organization is not registered with the government-wide System for Award Management (SAM) and/or does not have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, the organization will need to obtain a DUNS number and then register with SAM before submitting a proposal through Grants.gov. Note that SAM registration must be updated annually. The SAM and DUNS registration process may take several weeks so organizations should plan accordingly. For further information at http://www.state.gov/j/prm/releases/releases/2013/204769.htm
Proposed Program Start Dates: September 10-30, 2013
Eligible Applicants: (1) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; (2) Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and (3) International Organizations. International Organizations (IOs) should not submit proposals through Grants.gov in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Rather IOs such as UN agencies and other Public International Organizations (PIOs) that are seeking funding for programs relevant to this announcement should contact the relevant PRM Officer (as listed below) on or before the closing date of the funding announcement.
Duration of Activity: 12 months
In funding a project for 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 Syrian Refugees in Turkey:
PRM will prioritize funding for proposed NGO activities that best meet the Bureau’s priorities for protection of and assistance to Syrian refugees in towns and cities (outside of camps) in Turkey. Sectors for funding are identified below. Coordination with Turkish government authorities and UNHCR as well as with UN agencies and other NGOs active in the same sector is essential.
(a) Proposed activities should primarily support the “non-camp” Syrian refugee population in Turkey. 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% refugees.
(b) Proposals must focus on one or more of the following sectors or subsectors:
o Psychosocial Support including but not limited to trauma counseling, conflict-mitigation, youth groups and activities, women’s groups and activities, and inclusion support for vulnerable groups, including the disabled. Proposals should adhere to the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, articulate how beneficiaries are identified, and explain previous coordination with other mental health providers, including through joint training; efforts to improve local capacity to provide adequate mental healthcare; the extent to which the NGO is able to utilize local organizations/resources to meet the mental healthcare needs of its beneficiaries; and an overview of the most prevalent mental health needs among the displaced Syrian population and how the NGO intends to address them. Proposals should demonstrate how clinical services for survivors of gender-based violence are incorporated into the project and should adhere to the IASC Guidelines on Gender-Based Violence.
o Prevention of and Response to Gender-based Violence (GBV): PRM encourages proposals that work to prevent and respond to GBV, including by building GBV response capacity. Prevention efforts may take into consideration the risks faced by groups vulnerable to GBV and associated needs to mitigate those risks.
o Child Protection including but not limited to child-friendly spaces and support to unaccompanied minors and separated children.
o Assistance to meet basic human needs on an emergency basis or facilitate self-support of vulnerable cases.
o Helping Build Bridges between Communities through supporting the collective efforts and cooperation of host and refugee communities in assistance and community service activities, recreation and information dissemination.
(c) Health Sector Standard Indicators Pilot:
Proposals focusing on health in non-camp settings must include a minimum of one of the six following indicators and should try to include as many of the other indicators as are relevant:
NGO proposals that seek to fund health service provision may also include the following indicators if appropriate:
Proposals should also include their own custom indicators in addition to the standard indicator(s).
(d) Proposals must have 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 include at least one outcome or impact indicator per objective; objectives should be clearly linked to the sectors.
(e) Proposals must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance. See PRM’s General NGO Guidelines for a complete list of sector-specific standards.
(f) 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 any or all of:
(g) For an NGO’s proposal to be considered, the proposing entity and/or its proposed, implementing sub-awardee(s) must be legally registered to operate as NGO or not-for-profit entities in Turkey or be currently engaged with the Government of Turkey in the registration process. Proposals must include close coordination with UNHCR as lead agency in the UN effort. They must also incorporate mechanisms and plans for coordination with Turkish government authorities, other UN agencies and other NGOs active in the same sector to avoid duplication of effort, fill gaps, and, where possible, build synergies. Proposed project activity should be consistent with the goals of the UN Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees and thus be supportive of the Government of Turkey’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. It should not/not set up an international service parallel to that provided by the Turkish government.
Funding Limits: Project proposals must not be less than $500,000 and not be more than $2 million, or they will be disqualified. As stated in PRM’s 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: Proposals must be submitted via Grants.gov. See “Applicant Resources” page on Grants.gov for complete details on requirements (http://www.grants.gov/applicants/app_help_reso.jsp). Please also note the following highlights:
Proposal Content, Formatting and Template: This announcement is designed to accompany PRM’s General NGO Guidelines, which contain additional administrative information on proposal content and formatting, and explain in detail PRM’s NGO funding strategy and priorities. Please use both the General NGO Guidelines and this announcement to ensure that your proposal submission is in full compliance with PRM requirements and that the proposed activities are in line with PRM’s priorities. Proposal submissions that do not meet all of the requirements outlined in these guidelines will not be considered.
PRM strongly 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. Single-year proposals using PRM’s templates must be no more than 20 pages in length (Times New Roman 12 point font, one inch margins on all sides). If the applicant does not use PRM’s recommended templates, proposals must not exceed 15 pages in length. Organizations may choose to attach work plans, activity calendars, and/or logical frameworks as addendums/appendices to the proposal. These attachments do not count toward the page limit total.
To be considered for PRM funding, organizations must submit a complete application package including:
In addition, proposal submissions to PRM should include the following information:
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.
Branding and Marking Strategy: Unless exceptions have been approved by the designated bureau Authorizing Official as described in the proposal templates that are available upon email request from PRM's NGO Coordinator, at a minimum, the following provision will be included whenever assistance is awarded:
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. Please note that responses to technical questions from PRM do not indicate a commitment to fund the program discussed.