Contributions to International Organizations for Overseas Assistance

Provision of voluntary and assessed contributions to Public International Organizations to carry out humanitarian assistance activities overseas benefitting refugees, victims of conflict, and other persons of concern.

Grants for this Program

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Plan International Usa, Inc. $ 24,999   2021-10-012022-09-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 24,919   2020-07-172021-06-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 17,588   2020-07-012021-04-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 23,250   2019-08-012020-12-31
Cy.r.c. Cyprus Refugee Council $ 25,000   2019-09-262020-11-30
Cedep $ 24,975   2019-10-012020-09-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 15,255   2019-10-072020-09-07
Mezhdunarodnaya Pravovaya Initsiativa, Of $ 13,413   2019-09-012020-08-07
Plan International Usa, Inc. $ 23,439   2018-10-012019-10-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 11,500   2018-09-302019-08-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Voluntary and assessed contributions provide funds to key international organizations to address pressing humanitarian needs overseas and to resettle refugees in the United States.

These funds support programs that sustain life; provide protection and assistance to the most vulnerable, particularly women and children and the elderly; assist refugees with voluntary repatriation, local integration, or permanent resettlement in a third country; and foster the humane and effective management of international migration policies.

These contributions meet the international organization's objectives as approved by the Bureau.

Funding documents approved by the Bureau authorize funds based on the organization's budget submission, funding request or appeal document.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Voluntary and assessed contributions to Public International Organizations to provide assistance to refugees and victims of conflict overseas.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Refugees, victims of conflict, and other persons of concern requiring protection and assistance.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

As authorized, the Bureau provides funds multilaterally as voluntary and assessed contributions to international organizations (IOs). To ensure that the international system is effectively and efficiently addressing the humanitarian needs of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), victims of conflict, stateless persons, and vulnerable migrants, the Bureau ensures that the U.S. Government (USG) works closely with other donor governments to achieve a common understanding of humanitarian requirements and what constitutes satisfactory performance in responding to them by the international humanitarian system. Through its active participation in international organizations' governing boards, the USG promotes efforts to strengthen the UN system and increase the effectiveness of multilateral humanitarian action. The Bureau makes USG contributions to major IO partners including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and other international organizations. To demonstrate continued U.S. leadership and commitment to these institutions, the U.S. contributions aim to constitute a fair share of the IOs funding requests and appeals with the expectation that other donors -- in the spirit of responsibility sharing -- will support the remaining funding request. Each contribution funding decision is based on Bureau budget and policy prioritization considerations. Each contribution action contains award conditions that are signed and countersigned by authorized representatives of the Bureau and the recipient organization.


Not Applicable.


Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended, Public Law 87-510, 22 U.S.C 2601.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Each voluntary and assessed contribution contains award conditions that are accepted by the recipient organization. Most contribution award agreements stipulate that funds may be used to continue authorized designated activities beyond the initial time period of the appeal, if needed. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients should request funds based on immediate disbursement requirements and disburse funds as soon as possible to minimize the Federal cash on hand in accordance with the established policies. Payment requests should be submitted only in amounts that are required to meet the immediate cash needs of the contribution.

Post Assistance Requirements


Copies of all program and financial reports concerning the activities specified by the contribution are required to be provided to the Bureau within thirty days of issuance.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Contribution awards require that financial records regarding the contribution be maintained in accordance with the Recipient?s established accounting policies and procedures.

Monitoring programs funded through contributions to international organizations remains a Bureau priority to ensure that funds meet core objectives of providing protection and assistance to populations of concern.

The Bureau pursues its monitoring of its primary IO partners, as applicable, by negotiating frameworks for cooperation between the USG and the IO incorporating rigorous, mutually-agreed strategic goals, indicators, and performance targets for the year.

With these organizations, the Bureau plays an important role in shaping and supporting strategic planning and performance management.

The Bureau monitors its programs closely using a range of performance measures to gauge humanitarian impact, assess progress toward strategic priorities, and ensure accountability to beneficiaries and American taxpayers.

IO programs are monitored by routine visits of agency staff to program sites and to IO headquarters and regional/country offices.


This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Annual and/or bi-annual audits are required depending on the PIO. External audits may also be required. The contribution agreement states that in addition to the published financial and program reports, the Recipient agrees to provide copies of its external audit report prepared for donors to the Bureau.


Program and financial reports are maintained for 10 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $2,585,558,782; FY 17 est $2,600,000,000; and FY 18 est $2,600,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Eric Hembree 2025 E Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20522-0908 Email: Phone: 2024539239

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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