Funding Opportunity in Spain for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund

Active
No
Status
Forecasted
Estimated Close Date
March 8th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$25,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
SPAINJULIATAFT2024

Agency

U.S. Mission to Spain (DOS-ESP)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Mandatory

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Spain, through the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), is offering a funding opportunity to support organizations assisting refugees in Spain. The funding opportunity is for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund, which aims to respond to critical, unmet needs of refugees. The fund provides grants of up to $25,000 to national or local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for quick impact projects that address immediate needs not covered by other international organizations and NGOs. The fund is particularly interested in proposals that focus on equal access to protection, assistance, and other solutions for LGBTQI+ individuals, persons with disabilities, older persons, women and girls, and/or stateless persons. The target beneficiary base of the projects should include at least 50 percent refugees. The period of performance for the projects should not exceed one year from the date of award disbursement. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 8, 2024, and proposals should be emailed to Embassy Madrid at Madrid_POL@state.gov. Applicants must be fully registered on SAM.gov to be eligible for an award. For more information and a list of current funding opportunities, please visit the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra website.

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.

Contact Information

PrimaryU.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra
Madrid_POL@state.gov
Madrid_POL@state.gov

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant