U.S. Embassy opens funding opportunity for refugee NGO projects in Brazil

The Julia Taft Refugee Fund will receive the projects until February 1st.

Brasilia, January 18, 2022: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, with support from the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State, is pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for funding for projects by NGO partners for activities that support refugees. The proposals will create partnerships in the area of refugee protection and assistance in Brazil. Project proposals will be received through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund until February 1st by emailing BrasiliaPOLGrants@state.gov.

The objective of the partnership is to fill gaps in current refugee support, specifically low cost projects focused on refugee protection and assistance, and which respond to urgent needs not yet met by more comprehensive, multilateral programs. Maximum grant funding will not exceed $25,000 and will depend on the availability of funds.

Proposed activities should not be focused on sustained, long-term programs, but on addressing shorter-term unmet needs. Community-based organizations (CBOs) and NGOs may submit proposals that target at least 50 percent refugees, internally displaced persons, vulnerable migrants, and/or stateless persons, among the intended beneficiaries. Proposals are not intended to directly address the needs of undocumented/illegal migrants in general.

For further information about the proposal guidelines, deadlines, criteria, documentation and project evaluation criteria, visit: https://br.usembassy.gov/funding-opportunity-julia-taft-refugee-fund/ 

Julia Taft Refugee Fund

The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees (also known as the Ambassador’s Refugee Fund) is an initiative by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to respond to critical unmet needs of refugees. Created in 2000, the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees support projects that fill gaps in refugee services not already being addressed by other organizations and that can be filled locally.