Updated Apr 12, 2019CLOSED

2019 Egypt - NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The current call for proposals is for projects benefiting refugees and other vulnerable populations in Egypt.
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CLOSEDApr 19, 2019Deadline
$300,000 - $800,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
Focus AreasRefugees (Humanitarian Assistance)
Child Protection (Gender)
Gender-based Violence (Gender)
Economic Growth and Trade

(b) Proposals must focus on one or more of the following sectors (see PRM’s General NGO Guidelines for sector descriptions):

(i)Protection (child protection and/or gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response; assistance to elderly persons with specific needs; and/or to persons living with disabilities)

(ii)Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)


(iv)Health: Proposals should focus on increasing refugee and asylum seeker access to existing government- and community-based services rather than developing parallel health care services.

(v)Livelihoods: Proposals should be based on market assessments and should be designed to foster self-reliance among refugees and asylum seekers in urban areas. Components may include (a) training in language, literacy and vocational skills linked to local markets, (b) job-placement, and/or (c) skills training or legal support for businesses. Proposals should include plans to measure the impact of proposed activities on achieving self-reliance.

(1) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; (2) Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and (3) International Organizations. International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, should not submit proposals through Grants.gov in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement. Multilateral organizations that are seeking funding for projects should contact the PRM Program Officer (as listed below).

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

Proposed activities should primarily support refugee populations in Egypt. Programs must provide a beneficiary breakdown by proportion of Syrian refugee, non-Syrian refugee and host community populations. Priority will be given to programs that target the most vulnerable populations. 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. Projects should demonstrate increased emphasis on mainstreaming protection, including gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response and child protection, across proposed sectors and activities.

PRM strongly encourages projects that target the needs of vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population (women; children; adolescents; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; older persons; the sick; persons with disabilities; and members ofminority communities) and can demonstrate what steps have been taken to meet the specific and unique protection and assistance needs of these vulnerable groups effectively.

Financial Statements

Additionally, organizations must submit the following documents as part of their proposal package, if applicable:

· A market analysis and a beneficiary competency/capacity assessment for all proposals that include at least one livelihoods sector objective. Please see the General NGO Guidelines for more details.

· Most recent Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA), if applicable or a de minimis rate calculation if the applicant elects to use the de minimis rate.

· Most recent external audit report, if not submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan

Proposals must have 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 include at least one outcome or impact indicator per objective;objectives should be clearly linked to the sectors.(b) Proposals must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance. See PRM’s General NGO Guidelines for a complete list of sector-specific standards including guidance on proposals for projects in urban areas.

Reporting Requirements

Program Reports: PRM requires program reports describing and analyzing the results of activities undertaken during the validity period of the agreement. A program report is required within thirty (30) days following the end of each three month period of performance during the validity period of the agreement. The final program report is due ninety (90) days following the end of the agreement. The submission dates for program reports will be written into the cooperative agreement. Partners receiving multi-year awards should follow this same reporting schedule and should still submit a final program report at the end of each year that summarizes the NGO’s performance during the previous year.

The Performance Progress Report (SF-PPR) is a standard, government-wide performance reporting format. Recipients of PRM funding may submit the signed SF-PPR cover page with each program report, although it is not required. In addition, the Bureau suggests that NGOs receiving PRM funding use the PRM-recommended program report template and reference this template as being attached in block 10 of the SF-PPR. This template is designed to ease the reporting requirements while ensuring that all required elements are addressed. The Program Report Template can be requested by sending an email with only the phrase “PRM NGO Templates” (without the quotation marks) in the subject line to PRMNGOCoordinator@state.gov.

(b) Financial Reports: Financial reports are required within thirty (30) days following the end of each calendar year quarter during the validity period of the agreement (January 30th, April 30th, July 30th, October 30th). The final financial report covering the entire period of the agreement is required within ninety (90) days after the expiration date of the agreement. For agreements containing indirect costs, final financial reports are due within sixty (60) days of the finalization of the applicable negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA).

Reports reflecting expenditures for the recipient’s overseas and United States offices should be completed in accordance with the Federal Financial Report (FFR SF-425) and submitted electronically in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Payment Management System (HHS/PMS) and in accordance with other award-specific requirements. Detailed information pertaining to the Federal Financial Report including due dates, instruction manuals, and access forms, is provided on the HHS/PMS website.

For more details regarding reporting requirements please see PRM’s General NGO Guidelines.

(c) Audit Reports: When a recipient-contracted audit is not required because the annual Federal Assistance amount is less than the $750,000 threshold, the Department may determine that an audit must be performed and the audit report must be submitted to the responsible grants office(s) for review, dissemination, and resolution as appropriate. The cost of audits required under this policy may be charged either as an allowable direct cost to the award, or included in the organizations established indirect costs in the award’s detailed budget.


PRM will accept proposals from any NGO working in the above mentioned sectors although, given budgetaryconstraints, priority will be givento proposals from organizations that can demonstrate:

  • a working relationship with UNHCR and/or current UNHCR funding;

  • a proven track record in providing proposed assistance both in the sector and specified location;

  • evidence of coordination with international organizations (IOs) and other NGOs working in the same area or sector as well as – where possible – local authorities;

  • a strong sustainability plan, involving local capacity-building, where feasible;

  • Adherence to PRM’s Principles for Refugee Protection in Urban Areas; and

  • An understanding of and sensitivity to conflict dynamics in the project location

Application Directions

Application packages may be downloaded from the website www.Grants.gov


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