2022 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees | Closing : February 07, 2022 (5:00 p.m.)

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

2022 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees


 The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator and the Community Grants Program Office, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2022 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees.

 What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees?

The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees (also known as the Ambassador’s Refugee Fund) is an initiative by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to respond to critical unmet needs of refugees. Created in 2000, the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees supports projects that fill gaps in refugee services not already being addressed by other organizations and that can be filled locally.  Successful projects are those that are not being addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other international organizations, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are already receiving USG funding.

NOTE: This notice is subject to availability of funding.

What types of projects in Uganda have been funded through the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees in the past?

Past grant recipients have implemented projects focused onestablishing legal aid clinics, job training/vocational training, establishing community centers, human rights education, environmental improvements, and menstrual health management.   Last year, a grant recipient increased access to alcohol and other drug addiction/abuse support services for refugees and host communities in Isingiro District (Nakivale Refugee Settlement). 

Who is Eligible to apply?

The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is limited to registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with at least 1-2 years of experience working in Uganda.  Preference will be given to local NGOs and Civil Society Organizations.

Note that the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is meant to cover a one-time need and will not support a program for more than one year. The 12-month performance period will begin July 2022.

Download: Julia Taft for Refugees Fund Application (DOCX 17KB)

Download: Project Timeline Sample (XLSX 14KB)

Download: Budget Proposal Sample (XLSX 17KB)

How can an organization apply for funding? NGOs are invited to submit a brief description of their proposed projects by close of business (5:00 p.m.) February 07, 2022 via email. Please send completed applications to: E-mail: manningm@state.gov

Please note the following guidelines when preparing proposals:

Project budgets cannot exceed $25,000 USD.

Proposals are due by February 07, 2022, should be no longer than three-pages in length, and should include the following:

  1. Name of organization along with current funding support
  2. Point of contact information
  3. Project title
  4. Project location
  5. The refugee population to be served
  6. Number of direct project beneficiaries
  7. Statement of need (max. 200 words)
  8. Project description (how the project will be carried out—max 300 words)
  9. Project goals and Objectives (measurable)
  10. Project budget (major expenditures with budget breakdown) including the amount that your organization will be contributing toward the project.
  11. Supporting documents as a separate attachment.
  12. A detailed history of your organization and project, stating when it started, what has been accomplished, what you have done for the community, and how the community supports your work;
  13. Reliable contact information, with at least one cell phone number;
  14. Copy of organization/project bank account details;
  15. Code of Conduct as a separate attachment*

*All proposal submissions must include a copy of the NGO’s code of conduct, which must be consistent with the UN’s Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) recommendations on the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation. Any proposal without a code of conduct will be ineligible for funding. Organizations must be registered and able to provide a DUNS number. It is advisable for organizations to register and obtain their DUNS number early.

Contact Information:

U.S. Embassy Kampala 

Refugee Coordination Office, U.S. Embassy Kampala
Tel. (Office): 0312-306-001
E-mail: manningm@state.gov