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Funding Opportunity in Spain for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund

Type: Forecasted • Opportunity: SPAINJULIATAFT2024

Description

What is the Julia Taft Refugee Fund?

The Julia Taft Refugee Fund is an initiative by PRM to respond to critical, unmet needs of refugees. Established in 2000, the Julia Taft Refugee Fund intends to meet gaps in assistance by issuing grants of up to $25,000 to national or local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for quick impact projects to meet critical needs 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), or other international organizations and NGOs.

Applications Submission:

All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CET on March 8, 2024. Proposals should be submitted by email to Embassy Madrid at Madrid_POL@state.gov.

Applicants should include 2024 Julia Taft Refugee Fund Proposal in the subject line of their email. Proposals must be in English.

The Julia Taft Fund is intended for projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees. Proposals should focus on quick impact to address immediate needs. The Julia Taft Fund is designed to support a one-time need and the period of performance shall not exceed one year from the date of award disbursement. There is no opportunity for follow-on funding upon completion of the award.

While the Julia Taft Fund is open for applicants to propose any project that could best serve refugees in Spain, there is particular interest in proposals addressing equal access to protection, assistance, and other solutions for LGBTQI+ individuals, persons with disabilities, older persons, women and girls, and/or stateless persons.

Application Package:

Application packages should include the following and be written in English:

Cover Letter: Applicants must submit a cover letter on the organization's letterhead containing the organization's name, address, and Unique Entity ID number from www.SAM.gov, the proposal's submission date, and the project's title, goals, objectives, and performance period. The cover letter should not exceed one page total.

Proposal Summary: Brief narrative that outlines the proposed project, including its objectives. The proposal summary should not exceed one page total.

Project Proposal: Applicants must submit a proposal that includes all the items listed below. The proposal should not exceed 10 pages total.

Organization Background: Describe past and present operations, including information on previous grants from the U.S. Embassy and/or U.S. government agencies.

Problem Statement: Include a clear, concise, and well-supported statement of the problem to be addressed and why the proposed project is needed.

Project Goals: The goals describe what the project intends to achieve.

Project Objectives: The objectives refer to the specific or intended outcomes that lead to the achievement of the goals. Include the refugee population to be served and anticipated number of direct beneficiaries.

Project Activities: Describe the program activities and indicate how they relate to and will help achieve the objectives and ultimately the goals.

Methods and Design: Describe how the project is expected to work and how it will solve or address the problem statement. Include how the target population will be recruited for the project.

Project Schedule: Include a proposed timeline for undertaking and completing of the specific planned project activities, outlining dates, times, and locations.

Key Personnel: Include the names, titles, and roles of the key personnel to be involved in the project.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Describe the key performance indicators for each program activity. Describe how the project activities will be monitored to ensure they are happening in a timely manner and how the project will be evaluated to make sure it is meeting the project objectives.

Potential for Multiplier Effect/Longer-term Impact/Sustainability: Describe the expected long-term impact of the project and any multiplier effects

during and after the completion of the project. Describe any expected follow-up activities.

Media/Communications Plan: Describe how the applicant will use traditional and social media to raise awareness about this project and its results.

Proposed Budget: List of all project expenses, consistent with the proposal narrative and project activities. Include a budget narrative to explain any costs that are not self-explanatory.

SAM.gov: If you have completed the SAM.gov process, include a screenshot showing your active SAM.gov status. If you have not completed the SAM.gov registration, include a screenshot from SAM.gov reflecting that you have started the process.

Code of Conduct: Provide a copy of the organization's Code of Conduct, consistent with the UN's Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) recommendations on the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation, found here. https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/inter-agency-standing-committee/iasc-six-core-principles-relating-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse

Registration Requirements:

The following online registration is mandatory to be considered for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund.

SAM.gov UEI number https://uploads.mwp.mprod.getusinfo.com/uploads/sites/58/2022/05/SAMgov_Entity_Registration_Checklist.pdf

Full registration of your organization on www.SAM.gov is required to receive a Unique Entity ID. SAM.gov is an official website of the United States government and there is no charge to get a Unique Entity ID, register your entity, and maintain your entity registration at SAM.gov. Please note that your registration in SAM.gov must be renewed annually. To finalize your registration or if you need further assistance in connection with registration in SAM.gov, you may contact the Federal Service Desk at https://www.fsd.gov/

NOTE: This notice is subject to availability of funding.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Mandatory
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/9/24 Overseas Missions forecasted grant opportunity SPAINJULIATAFT2024 for Funding Opportunity in Spain for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.520 Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Europe. It is expected that one grant will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 9, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Est. Synopsis Response Date
March 8, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST Forecasted
Last Updated
Feb. 9, 2024, 4:33 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
March 9, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
This opportunity is open to public or private non-profit organizations registered in Spain, such as business associations, foundations, and civil society/NGOs withprogramming experience in refugee affairs. Government institutions and for-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. While international NGOs (INGOs) are eligible to apply, preference is given to national/local NGOs. INGOs that apply should demonstrate close partnerships with local NGOs through the proposed project. Applicants must have organizational representation (i.e., an existing office) in Spain.To be eligible to receive an award, organizations must be fully registered on SAM.gov. Please see the registration requirement section below for more information.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$25,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra
Contact Email
Email Description
Proposals and questions should be submitted by email
Additional Information
For more information, or for a list of current funding opportunities, review the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra website
Additional Information Site

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