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U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea: Inviting Applicants for 2019 Julia Taft Refugee Fund

U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea: Inviting Applicants for 2019 Julia Taft Refugee Fund


Deadline: 20 March 2019

U.S. Embassy Conakry, in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), is currently accepting proposals for its Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working in the area of refugees’ protection in Guinea. The fund is meant to meet low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance.


Similarly, the intent of this initiative is to provide U.S. Ambassadors with the means to respond to critical programming gaps that have not been addressed in larger multilateral refugee programs

Award Information

  • Award Ceiling: $25,000
  • Award Floor: $5,000


  • Improve the mental health of the refugee community.
  • Support a sports program for refugee youth.
  • Build a playground for refugee children.
  • Start an income-generating cooperative for returnees.
  • Support an education program for refugees.
  • Develop a youth program for refugees.
  • Support livelihoods training and sports programs.
  • Support a transit center for unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Support early childhood education, health, and nutrition activities.
  • Support water, sanitation, health, and livelihoods.
  • Provide protection for vulnerable refugees.
  • Provide a shelter for women and girls refugees who are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Provide security upgrades to a camp.
  • Support a vocational training program for refugees.
  • Support returnees with manufacturing of liquid soap.
  • Train refugees in gardening and running small businesses.
  • Support income generating activities
  • Support an urban refugee training and girls’ empowerment project.
  • Support an orphanage center and an income-generating project at refugee settlement.
  • Train mothers of youth, who participate in non-formal out-of-school program, on furniture re-upholstery and provide the women with basic hygiene awareness.
  • Provide agricultural support to returnee families.
  • Any other activities that support the refugees or returnees.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The funds are meant to support projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees.
  • Requests to provide funding to populations other than refugees/returnees are discouraged, but exceptions can be made in some regions with “populations of concern” to PRM, such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), vulnerable migrants, and stateless persons.
  • Consideration for support is also given to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities.
  • The fund is not meant as an emergency fund.
  • Applicants must be a registered organization (e.g.: NGO, community-based organization; faith-based organization)
  • Local NGOs will be given priority.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313634

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