Opportunity PRM-ECA-10-CA-SA-12132010-PAKISTAN

The summary for the Opportunity PRM-ECA-10-CA-SA-12132010-PAKISTAN grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Opportunity PRM-ECA-10-CA-SA-12132010-PAKISTAN: PRM will prioritize currently available funding for proposed non-governmental organization (NGO) activities that best meet the Bureau's priorities for Afghan refugees in Pakistan as identified below. In FY 2011, PRM's funding priority through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is primarily to equip Afghan refugees with transferrable skills to earn livelihoods upon return to Afghanistan and secondarily to support Afghan refugees and their host communities in Pakistan through livelihoods, prevention of and response to gender-based violence (GBV), maternal/child healthcare, and education services through age 13 to help sustain Afghans who may not be returning to Afghanistan in the near future. 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: - 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 IOs and other NGOs working in the same area or sector as well as - where possible - local authorities; - A concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, time-bound and trackable (SMART), have established baselines, and at least one outcome or impact indicator per objective; - A budget that is appropriate for meeting the objectives and demonstrates co-funding by non-U.S. government sources; - Appropriate targeting of beneficiaries in coordination with UNHCR and other relevant organizations. Because of PRM's mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, PRM considers funding only those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50% refugees. - Adherence to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance. See FY2010 General PRM NGO Guidelines for a complete list of sector-specific standards. Country Specific Instructions: In FY 2011, PRM's funding priority with NGOs is to provide Afghan refugees with the skills and connections to find jobs in Afghanistan, and to support Afghan refugee communities in Pakistan through livelihoods, prevention of and response to GBV, maternal/child healthcare, and education services through age 13 in order to achieve self-reliance in Pakistan if return is not yet possible. Proposals which can demonstrate coordinated activities with the United Nations-Government of Pakistan Refugee Affected and Hosting Area (RAHA) initiative will be given priority consideration by PRM. Transition Strategy: Proposals must include a thoroughly developed transition strategy that outlines a clear and effective plan for moving project activities and services to local, regional, or national governance structures, or to self-reliance strategies, at the end of the current project. Components of the transition strategy may include, inter alia, building the capacity of local, district, and provincial government entities (in coordination with UNHCR) to provide services to Afghans; engaging government officials and local organizations in planning for project handover and for a post-2012 protection regime for Afghan beneficiaries; and fostering better relations between Pakistani host communities and Afghan refugees. To this end, PRM requests that proposals include an objective and corresponding indicators that specifically measure concrete steps the NGO will take during the next 12 months to transition management of facilities and services to government or local entities in Pakistan. Proposals must include an effective and practicable exit/transition strategy as follow-on funding is not guaranteed. The transition component of proposals will be scored higher than in previous years. The following activities are priority areas for PRM in FY 2011: a. Vocational training in marketable skills and, as necessary, provision of the required tool set for the profession (stand-alone vocational training not linked to income-generating activities will not be considered for funding in FY 2011). Partners should conduct market and income surveys before initiating training/livelihoods activities and should seek to identify skills that would be marketable in either Afghanistan or Pakistan. b. Gender equality and protection of women (combating gender-based violence, working inclusively with men and boys, civil and political empowerment of women and girls, economic empowerment and livelihoods for women, etc.) and activities to support extremely vulnerable individuals. All projects should seek to address the particular needs of women and children and indicators should disaggregate by gender and age group. c. Provision of or improved access to basic health services, including comprehensive reproductive health and maternal/child health care. d. Provision of or improved access to education up to age 13 with coursework to support eventual repatriation/reintegration in Afghanistan (e.g. proficiency in Dari, curriculum coordinated with and educational credentials certified by the Afghan Ministry of Education, etc.) or will help them to earn a livelihood in Pakistan. NGO partners that have received separate cooperative agreements from PRM in Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 for stand-alone assistance programs and GBV programs should seek to combine these program elements when submitting proposals under this funding opportunity announcement. IOs that are engaged in programs relevant to the assistance addressed by this PRM funding announcement should ensure that these programs are made known to PRM on or before the closing date of this funding announcement so that PRM can evaluate all IO and NGO programs for funding consideration. ***************************************************************************** For more details on this specific opportunity, please click the "Full Announcement" Grants.gov link. For PRM's general NGO guidelines, please go to the Funding Opportunities page of PRM's website: http://www.state.gov/g/prm/c27111.htm. After you've read both documents, please contact Program Officer Michelle Monsegur at 202-453-9283 (MonsegurM@state.gov) with any questions. Funding opportunity announcements and PRM's general NGO guidelines are also on PRM's website.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity PRM-ECA-10-CA-SA-12132010-PAKISTAN
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-ECA-10-CA-SA-12132010-PAKISTAN
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.519
CFDA Descriptions: Overseas Refugee Assistance Program for Near East and South Asia
Current Application Deadline: Feb 02, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Feb 02, 2011
Posted Date: Dec 28, 2010
Creation Date: Dec 28, 2010
Archive Date: Mar 04, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Refugee assistance. International Organizations (IOs) that are engaged in programs relevant to the assistance addressed by this PRM funding announcement should ensure that these programs are made known to PRM on or before the closing date of this funding announcement so that PRM can evaluate all IO and NGO programs for funding consideration.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
(1) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education and international organizations; and (2) International Organizations.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.state.gov/g/prm/153733.htm
Grant Announcement Contact
Michelle Monsegur PRM Program Analyst Phone 202-453-9283

Office [MonsegurM@state.gov]
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