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Opportunity Background

Original Closing Date for Applications
Jan 07, 2022 12:00:00 AM EST

Program Description

Summary: This solicitation is the first step in a two-part process. After reviewing concept notes, PRM will invite (no later than three months after submission) selected organizations to expand their submissions into full single-year (15-page) or multi-year (20-page) proposals with objectives, indicators, and detailed budgets for each year of the program. Selected organizations will have at least 30 calendar days after they are notified of their selection to complete their full proposals. Organizations may apply as consortia. For purposes of this notice, PRM considers a consortium to be a group of no fewer than three NGOs (unless stated otherwise in country-specific guidance) that comprise an agreement, combination, or group formed to undertake, or proposing to undertake, an assistance activity beyond the resources of any one member. (Note: NGOs that were approved for a multi-year proposal in FY 2021 will be requested to submit the proposal for their second year of funding at a later date.)

This announcement references PRM’s General NGO Guidelines, which contain additional information on PRM’s priorities and NGO funding strategy with which selected organizations must comply. Please use both the General NGO Guidelines and this announcement to ensure that your concept note submission is in full compliance with PRM requirements and that the proposed activities are in line with PRM’s country-specific priorities. Concept note submissions that do not reflect the requirements outlined in these guidelines will not be considered.

Concept note activities should primarily support displaced persons and refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Concept note activities are restricted to beneficiaries living outside of government or UNHCR-run camps, unless otherwise noted in the country-specific guidance. Because of PRM’s mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, PRM will consider funding only those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees for each objective of the program. In Iraq only, the 50 percent target beneficiary base may include both internally displaced persons (IDPs) and IDP returnees in addition to, or in lieu of, refugees. PRM encourages the inclusion of refugee beneficiaries who are not Syrian or Iraqi to promote an equitable approach among refugee nationalities, based on PRM’s commitment to the “one refugee approach”. Wherever possible, programs should pursue a community-based approach that also benefits host communities and that promotes social cohesion between refugees and host communities.

Program area: Concept notes must support one or more of the following program areas:

  • Humanitarian Protection and Assistance
  • Interim and Durable Solutions

Concept notes must focus on one or more of the following sectors and sub-sectors (see PRM’s General NGO Guidelines for sector descriptions):

  • Protection, including:
    • Child protection
    • Gender-based Violence Prevention (GBV)
  • Health
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Education
  • Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment (if selected, full proposals must include a market analysis, or it will be disqualified)
  • Shelter
  • Core Relief Items/Cash-Based Initiatives

Note: In order to ensure greater accountability for protection outcomes, all selected full overseas assistance program proposals must include the following outcome indicator under one of the objectives: “Percentage of beneficiaries who report an improved sense of safety and well-being at the end of the program, disaggregated by age and gender.” Please see the NGO Guidelines section A.C.1. of Appendix C for more details.

Note: If selected, full proposals for cash and voucher assistance programs must include the relevant indicator(s) from the selection contained in the NGO Guidelines in section A.C.3. of Appendix C.

Organizations should submit separate concept notes for each country program. Organizations may submit no more than two concept notes per country in line with country-specific guidelines. No regional or multi-country concept notes will be considered. Any additional submissions received will be disqualified. Upon review, PRM reserves the right to ask an applicant to merge submitted concept notes into a single proposal. Please see country-specific provisions for the maximum number of concept notes allowed to be submitted.

PRM welcomes submissions from both international and national/local NGOs.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to engage with existing structures to provide services to refugees, including those operated by international organizations and national or local actors (both governmental and NGO), rather than establishing new, parallel structures. If an activity is parallel to or duplicative of the national response, the proposal must explain why and address how the project is linked to the national response and provide a brief timeline for phase-out.

Opportunity Structure

Federal Award Information

Proposed Program Start Dates: September 2022

Duration of Activity: See country-specific guidelines above. Applicants may submit multi-year proposals with activities and budgets that do not exceed country-specific guidance. Budgets submitted in year one must be updated each year. Continued funding after the initial 12-month period of performance requires the submission of a non-competing single-year or multi-year proposal and will be contingent upon available funding, strong performance, and continuing need. In funding a program for one year, PRM makes no representations that it will continue to fund the program in successive years and encourages applicants to seek a wide array of donors to ensure long-term funding possibilities. Please see the Multi-Year Funding section below for additional information. Livelihoods programs are encouraged to be multi-year (Note: A market analysis for programs with at least one livelihoods objective will be required if selected for full proposal development).

Funding Limits: See country-specific guidelines above.

Anticipated Number of Awards: See country-specific guidelines above.

Anticipated Amount to be Awarded Total: See country-specific guidelines above.

Competitive Scope

Eligibility Information

Eligible Applicants: (1) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education (U.S.-based NGOs must be able to demonstrate proof of non-profit tax status); (2) Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education (overseas-based NGOs must be able to demonstrate proof of registration in country of domicile); and (3) International Organizations. International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, should not submit concept notes through Grants.gov in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity. Multilateral organizations that are seeking funding for programs relevant to this announcement should contact the PRM Program Officer (as listed below) before the closing date of this announcement.

Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost sharing, matching, or cost participation is not a requirement of an application in response to this funding announcement.

Concept notes and later proposals that describe the sources and amounts of additional funding that may be utilized to complement PRM funding, and meet the following criteria, will be considered:

  • Are not paid by the Federal Government under another Federal award;
  • Are verifiable from the non-Federal entity’s records;
  • Are not included as contributions for any other Federal award; and
  • Are necessary and reasonable for accomplishment of project or program objectives.

Please include this information in the Budget Summary of the concept note submission, separate from the proposed budget.

Note: Though favorably looked upon, inclusion will not result in a competitive ranking increase when evaluated.

PRM Contacts

Applicants with technical questions related to this announcement should contact the PRM staff listed below prior to submission. Please note that responses to technical questions from PRM do not indicate a commitment to fund the program discussed.





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