U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration 2023 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees
The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, through the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator and the Community Grants Program Office, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity under the auspices of the 2023 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. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to respond to critical unmet needs of refugees. Created in 2000, the Julia Taft Fund awards grants of up to $25,000 per project with the goal of supporting one-time interventions that respond to gaps in refugee services. The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees supports projects not already being addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or other international organizations.
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 on establishing legal aid clinics, job training/vocational training, establishing community centers, human rights education, environmental improvements, and menstrual health management.
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 intervention and will not support a program for more than one year. Requested funds cannot exceed more than $25,000 USD. The 12-month performance period will begin July/August 2023.
Grant Application Package:
The application must contain the information listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all documents in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or a PDF.
- 2023 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees Application. Please use the form provided and answer all the questions. The final document should not exceed 3 pages.
- Project Budget – Major expenditures with budget breakdown should be included. Please do not exceed $25,000 USD in requested funds. Also, please note any funds that the NGO will contribute to the proposed project. A sample budget is provided below.
- Project Timeline – Please see sample provided below.
- Proof of NGO Registration.
- NGO Bank Details.
- Unique Entity ID (UEI) Number or evidence of applying for a UEI. Any selected organization will be required to have a UEI for the grant to be issued. Organizations can register for a UEI at https://sam.gov/content/entity-registration .
- Organizational Code of Conduct – Signed by staff and consistent with the updated 2019 IASC’s six core principles and recommendations on the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation (PSEA). For more information on preventing SEA, including the six core principles, please see the IASC website.
Application Submission: The grant application package should be emailed to KampalaPRM@state.gov by 18:00 on January 25, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator
U.S. Embassy Kampala