|FY 2022 Request for Concept Notes for NGO Programs Benefiting Displaced Persons and Refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
Assistance Listing (CFDA) number: 19.519 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Near East
Announcement issuance date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time [23:59:59]. Concept Notes submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
Funding limits: Concept notes/proposals must not be less than the funding floor and not more than the funding ceiling per year or they will be disqualified. See country-specific guidelines for further information.
Anticipated timeframe for notification of selection for full proposal development: PRM anticipates, but cannot guarantee, that within roughly two months from the concept note submission deadline, selected concept notes will be notified of selection for full proposal development. Anticipated timeframe for award of selected full proposals: Pending the availability of funds, PRM anticipates, but cannot guarantee, that awards will be made prior to September 30, 2022.
ADVISORY: All applicants must submit concept notes through the website Grants.gov. Applications that are submitted through SAMS Domestic in response to this funding opportunity will be disqualified. PRM strongly recommends submitting your concept note early to allow time to address any technical difficulties that may arise on the Grants.gov website.
If you are new to PRM funding, the Grants.gov registration process can be complicated. We urge you to refer to PRM’s General NGO Guidelines “Application Process” section for information and resources to help ensure that the application process runs smoothly. PRM also strongly encourages organizations that have received funding from PRM in the past to read this section as a refresher.
PRM strongly recommends concept notes be submitted in Adobe PDF, as Microsoft Word documents may sometimes produce different page lengths based on software versions and configurations. All concept notes and required documents must be in English.
Exceeding page length limits, including through the inclusion of cover pages, will result in disqualification.
Organizations can request copies of all PRM-recommended templates and NGO guidelines by emailing PRM’s NGO Coordinator with only the phrase PRM NGO Templates (exactly as written in bold) in the subject line, to PRMNGOCoordinator@state.gov. Organizations will receive an automated email reply containing the templates and NGO Guidelines.
COVID-19: PRM recognizes the difficult circumstances under which organizations are currently operating because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will take them into consideration in proposal reviews. To the extent possible, organizations should address how COVID-19 and resulting risks, restrictions and limitations will factor into their designated programs and attempt to ensure that proposed indicators and activities can be implemented under the challenging circumstances created by COVID-19.
Summary: This solicitation is the first step in a two-part process. After reviewing concept notes, PRM will invite (no later than three months after submission) selected organizations to expand their submissions into full single-year (15-page) or multi-year (20-page) proposals with objectives, indicators, and detailed budgets for each year of the program. Selected organizations will have at least 30 calendar days after they are notified of their selection to complete their full proposals. Organizations may apply as consortia. For purposes of this notice, PRM considers a consortium to be a group of no fewer than three NGOs (unless stated otherwise in country-specific guidance) that comprise an agreement, combination, or group formed to undertake, or proposing to undertake, an assistance activity beyond the resources of any one member. (Note: NGOs that were approved for a multi-year proposal in FY 2021 will be requested to submit the proposal for their second year of funding at a later date.)