U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration | 2024 Julia Taft Refugee Fund | Due 18:00 on February 20, 2024

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration | 2024 Julia Taft Refugee Fund

 

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2024 Julia Taft Refugee Fund.

What is the Julia Taft Refugee Fund?

The Julia Taft 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 Refugee 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 Refugee Fund 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 Refugee Fund in the past?

Past grant recipients have implemented projects focused on establishing legal aid clinics, vocational training, establishing community centers, human rights education, environmental improvements, and menstrual health management.

Who is Eligible to apply?

The Julia Taft Refugee Fund 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.

Note that the Julia Taft Refugee Fund 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 2024.

 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.

  1. 2024 Julia Taft Refugee Fund Application.  Please use the form provided. This document should not exceed 3 pages.
  2. 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. Please see sample provided.
  3. Project Timeline – Please see sample provided.
  4. Proof of NGO Registration.
  5. NGO Bank Details.
  6. Proof of Unique Entity ID (UEI) Number. Organizations can register for a UEI at https://sam.gov/content/entity-registration .
  7. 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 February 20, 2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Contact Information:
Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator
U.S. Embassy Kampala
Tel. (Office): 0312-306-001
E-mail:KampalaPRM@state.gov