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Overseas Refugee Assistance Program for Near East and South Asia
Current Application Deadline:
Apr 13, 2011
Original Application Deadline:
Apr 13, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
May 13, 2011
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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.
In FY2011, PRM priorities include emergency humanitarian assistance to and reintegration of recent refugee returnees and the protection and assistance needs of refugees who returned less recently, but who have not fully reintegrated into Afghan society. For all programs, PRM prioritizes activities for extremely vulnerable individuals such as women and girls. More than 5.6 million Afghans have returned to Afghanistan since 2002. UNHCR assisted almost 113,000 refugee returnees during 2010. The Bureau supports durable resettlement and reintegration of returnees, especially extremely vulnerable individuals, through promotion of sustainable livelihoods and life-saving activities. Program proposals should address needs and regions not covered by UNHCR or other international organizations. More emphasis will be placed on integrated approaches to reintegration activities by UNHCR in 2011. This intends to ensure close coordination of assistance and programs provided to beneficiaries by different actors to tackle the overall well-being of the population groups concerned, ensure sustainability of return and pave the way for a longer-term development. In 2011, a number of specific areas/regions will be identified throughout the country where pilot models of sustainable reintegration will be developed with the aim to further extend to other locations. PRM will accept proposals from any NGO providing humanitarian and reintegration assistance, and priority will be given to proposals from organizations that 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 addresses and demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR's 2011 integrated approach) - a proven track record of assistance in the proposed sector(s) and location(s) - evidence of coordination and transition planning to early recovery and/or development activities with international organizations (IOs), other NGOs and local governmental 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 have at least one outcome or impact indicator per objective - an appropriate budget for the objectives including co-funding by non-U.S. government sources - appropriate targeting of beneficiaries, especially extremely vulnerable individuals, in coordination with UNHCR and other relevant organizations - adherence to international standards for humanitarian assistance. See General PRM NGO Guidelines for a complete list of sector-specific standards Country Specific Instructions: Activities can include, but are not limited to, the following: a. Cross border programs to facilitate successful reintegration of refugee returnees b. Income-generating activities, including micro-finance programs and vocational training in marketable skills and professional tool sets, linked to existing markets [Note: Stand alone vocational training and cash-for-work programs not linked to income-generating activities or job placement will not be considered.] c. Prevention of and response to gender-based violence (GBV) d. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) education and systems improvement e. Community-based interventions that support emergency needs of recent returnees f. Projects that improve relations between returnee and host communities, such as addressing governance challenges and land dispute resolution For extremely vulnerable populations such as recent returnees, less recent returnees who have not successfully reintegrated, and women and children, PRM will also consider programs focused in the following areas: a. Provision of or improved access to basic health services, including maternal/child health care and reproductive health services, combined with capacity building or such as health care worker training and provision of supplies and equipment b. Primary school education, combined with capacity building or sustainability such as teacher training and provision of materials and equipment Multi-sectoral programs are encouraged. Although PRM anticipates the majority of awards will provide support for Afghan returnees, submissions may include activities which cover emergency needs of Pakistani refugees in Afghanistan. All programs must include a detailed description of how activities will transition to locally available services, early recovery and/or development programs, or to self-reliance. Each program objective should contain an outcome or impact indicators that capture transition activities and outcomes. PRM will prioritize projects that either coordinate with, or are already incorporated in the Afghanistan Consolidated Appeal (CAP) 2011, the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and/or the National Solidarity Programme (NSP). All projects indicators must disaggregate by gender, age, and location (i.e. supply GPS coordinates or districts where activities occur). Programs addressing needs of women should align with the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan (NAWPA) 2008 - 2018.
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.