U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees

Deadline: 2 May 2016

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs to provide benefits to Tibetan and Sri Lankan refugees, IDPs, and returnees in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Focus Sectors

Funding Information

  • Program plans for 12 months will be considered.
  • Project proposals for Tibetans must not be more than $2,845,000per year or they will be disqualified. Project proposals for Tibetan earthquake repair must not be more than $350,000.
  • Project proposals for Sri Lankans must not be more than $700,000or they will be disqualified.
  • Applicants may submit a maximum of one proposal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
  • International Organizations. International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, should not submit proposals through Grants.gov in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement.
  • Multilateral organizations that are seeking funding for programs relevant to this announcement should contact the PRM Program Officer on or before the closing date of the funding announcement.
  • 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:
    • Tibetans in India and Nepal:
      • evidence of participatory needs assessment, involving beneficiaries
      • in Nepal, a working relationship with UNHCR and/or current UNHCR funding
      • a proven track record in providing proposed assistance both in the sector and specified location
      • evidence of coordination with international organizations (IOs) and other NGOs working in the same area or sector as well as local authorities, including Tibetan settlement officers and host government authorities, and, in India the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
      • projects are not duplicative of other funding. NGOs are encouraged to submit proposals that complement existing protection and assistance activities, including ongoing and planned USAID programs benefitting Tibetan refugees.
      • Successful proposals will clearly state how overlap is avoided and the mechanisms they will use to coordinate ongoing activities with other organizations serving the same population
      • a strong transition plan, where feasible, involving local capacity building
      • where applicable, adherence to PRM’s Principles for Refugee Protection in Urban Areas
      • an understanding of and sensitivity to conflict dynamics in the project location
    • Sri Lankans in India and Sri Lanka:
      • a working relationship with UNHCR, current UNHCR funding, and/or a letter of support from UNHCR for the proposed activities and/or overall country program (this letter should highlight the gap in services the proposed program is designed to address)
      • a proven track record in providing proposed assistance both in the sector and specified location
      • evidence of coordination with international organizations (IOs) and other NGOs working in the same area or sector as well as – where possible – local authorities
      • a strong transition plan, where feasible, involving local capacity-building
      • where applicable, adherence to PRM’s Principles for Refugee Protection in Urban Areas
      • an understanding of and sensitivity to conflict dynamics in the project location

How to Apply

Applicants can apply by downloading the application packages available on the given website.

For more information, please visit Benefiting Tibetan & Sri Lankan Refugees.