U.S. Embassy Bamako in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working to assist refugees in Mali.
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This support is meant to meet low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance. Similarly, the intent of this initiative is to provide U.S. Ambassadors with the means to respond to critical gaps that have not been addressed in larger multilateral refugee programs.
Award Amount: $25,000.
Examples of activities that can be funded under this program:
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Improve the mental health of the refugee community.
Build a playground for refugee children.
Start an income-generating cooperative for returnees.
Support an education program for refugees.
Develop a youth program for refugees.
Support livelihoods training and sports programs.
Support a transit centre for unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum seekers.
Support early childhood education, health, and nutrition activities.
Support water, sanitation, health, and livelihoods.
Provide protection for vulnerable refugees.
Provide shelter for women and girls refugees who are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
Support a vocational training program for refugees.
Support returnees with the manufacturing of soap or other income-generating activities.
Train refugees in gardening and running small businesses.
Support an income-generating project and provide health care to disabled residents.
Support an urban refugee training and girls’ empowerment project.
Train mothers of youth, who participate in non-formal out-of-school programs, on furniture re-upholstery and also provide the women with basic hygiene awareness.
Provide agricultural support to returnee families.
Any other activities that support refugees or returnees.
The funds are meant to support projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees.
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.
Review and Selection Process
A selection committee at U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali, will review all applications received under this announcement based on the following criteria:
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The capacity of the organization – the organization has experience in implementing activities related to vulnerable groups, is focused on economic and social development, and demonstrates the ability to implement the activities proposed;
Sustainability Plan – the proposal demonstrates a clear sustainability plan beyond the life of the award;
Cost Application – the proposed costs are reasonable in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results;
Monitoring and Evaluation – the applicant should provide a clear monitoring and evaluation plan that includes specific, measurable, and achievable indicators.
Once the review process is completed, U.S. Embassy Bamako will notify successful applicants as well as unsuccessful applicants. Prospective grantees will receive further instructions along with the notification of a successful proposal. Once awarded, each grantee will be responsible for the program and financial reporting as specified in the award agreement.
For more information, visit https://ml.usembassy.gov/funding-opportunity-julia-taft-refugee-fund-for-fy-2021/