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Haiti: 2021 Julia Taft Refugee Fund

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 1, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on January 17, 2021
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U.S. Embassy Port au Prince, in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), is accepting short-term proposals, via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund, from NGOs working with migrant-related communities.

This support meets low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance. PRM first announced this initiative in October 2000, under the leadership of former PRM Assistant Secretary Julia Taft (named for her posthumously) with the intent of providing ambassadors with the means to respond to gaps that larger multilateral refugee programs have not addressed.

The objectives should correspond directly to the problem stated in your Problem Statement and should be concise. Goals should be specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic, and time-bound (SMART).

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PRM’s Taft Refugee Fund is intended to meet gaps in refugee assistance by issuing grants to local NGOs for quick impact projects of up to $25,000 that are not addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Organization for Migration (IOM), other international organizations (IOs), or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receiving U.S. government funding.

The Taft Refugee Fund is for projects targeting a beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees or returnees.

Priority populations include at least 50 percent of refugees or returned migrants. However, exceptions can be made in some regions with “populations of concern” to PRM, such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), vulnerable migrants, and stateless persons.
The U.S. Embassy will consider support to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities.

The fund is not meant as an emergency fund.

Applicants must be a registered organization (e.g., NGO, community-based organization, faith-based organization).
Local NGOs will be given priority before international non-government organizations.

Minimum Award Amount: USD$5,000. Maximum Award Amount: USD$25,000.

Proposals with an implementation timeline of less than six months are preferred.

Applications MUST be submitted in French or Haitian Creole with an English translation.

Submit your applications by email by January 18, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and also to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Jan 02
Jan 02

Thanks, Ana!