U.S. Embassy Announces Competition for Julia Taft Refugee Fund

The U.S. Embassy Banjul, in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), is pleased to welcome proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund (JTRF) from potential partners working in the area of refugees’ protection in The Gambia.  This project proposal is meant to meet low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance in The Gambia.  This initiative also provides the U.S. Ambassador with the means to respond to critical gaps that have not been addressed in larger multilateral refugee programs.  The funds are meant to support projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees.  Until March 10, 2019 deadline, interested applicants can submit hard copies of their applications at the Embassy’s back/visa gate.  For more information, please contact the Programs Coordinator, Tel: 439-2856 ext 2189 or Email: PolEconBanjul@state.gov

Please see below for a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply.

The following criteria/guidelines govern appropriate use of the Taft Refugee Fund:

  • Primarily, the funds are meant to support projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees.
  • Programs should address one-time interventions, not sustained programs.
  • 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.
  • The total grant available is a maximum of $25, 000.

Point of Contact: Programs Coordinator, Tel: 439-2856 ext 2189 or Email: PolEconBanjul@state.gov

Proposals submitted in previous years are not retained for review, but these proposals can be resubmitted for consideration.

Deadline: March 10, 2019 (Submit hard copies at the Embassy’s back/visa gate).  No proposals will be accepted after March 25, 2019.

For more information visit banjul.usembassy.gov.  Click “Embassy Funding Opportunities” and select the link “Julia Taft Refugee Fund

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