The Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration (PRM) has announced the 2021 Request for Concept Notes for NGO Programs Preventing, Preparing for, and Responding to COVID-19.
Proposed activities must support one or more of the following program areas:
- Prevent, prepare for, and respond to the health impacts of COVID-19 on PRM’s POCs as well as the health and humanitarian aid workers who serve them; and/or
- Prepare for, mitigate, and address the economic, education, and protection impacts of COVID-19 on PRM’s POCs, including, but not limited to:
- Safe and managed access to asylum and protection services amid COVID19-related restrictions;
- Gender-based violence risk mitigation, prevention, and response;
- Child protection;
- Efforts to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from setbacks in accessing education due to COVID-19;
- Assistance to meet basic needs and recover from economic and livelihood losses resulting from COVID-19;
- Provision of mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) for POCs as well as the health and humanitarian aid workers who serve them
Global, Regional, and Country Provisions
- Global, regional, and country guidelines appear below. Concept notes for regions and/or countries not specifically listed may be submitted but PRM will prioritize for funding concept notes received for regions and countries specifically covered in the guidelines below:
- Global – Improve and Strengthen Global Humanitarian Response: PRM will consider global concept notes that document and disseminate lessons learned and evidence from partners’ response to COVID-19 with the objective of improving the humanitarian system’s capacity to continue effective program delivery during a large-scale disease outbreak. This could include sector or response-wide tools, guidance, and evidence generation, with a focus on PRM’s populations of concern (refugees and asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless populations, conflict victims, and vulnerable migrants). Concept notes should address how investments will strengthen internal and system-wide approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic response and support institutional preparedness for future outbreaks.
- Regional Specific Guidelines: Proposed programs should be for 1 or 2 years, and for a funding amount not less than $500,000 and not more than $5 million per year.
- Country Specific Guidelines: Proposed programs should be for 1 or 2 years, and for a funding amount not less than $500,000 and not more than $5 million per year.
- Funding floor per award (lowest $$ value): $500,000 per year
- Funding ceiling per award (highest $$ value): $5,000,000 per year
- Duration of Activity: Program plans for 1 or 2 years will be considered.
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education (U.S.-based NGOs must be able to demonstrate proof of non-profit tax status); and
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education (overseas-based NGOs must be able to demonstrate proof of registration in country of domicile).
- International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, are not eligible to submit new applications toward this funding opportunity.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333047