Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Strategic Global Priorities

Bureau support under this program includes mostly contributions to the headquarters and global program costs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the headquarters budget of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to a smaller extent, the multiregional activities

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of other international and non-governmental organizations assisting refugees and other conflict victims.

A particular emphasis of this support is to promote initiatives in areas that are cross-cutting, Bureau priorities, such as protecting refugee women and refugee children, preventing and responding to gender-based violence (including sexual exploitation), addressing statelessness, enhancing refugee protection, improving refugee health, including HIV/AIDS prevention and response, and advancing the use of standards and evidence in humanitarian assistance.

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.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
International Council Of Voluntary Agencies $ 200,000   2016-09-012016-12-31
International Council Of Voluntary Agencies $ 150,000   2015-09-012015-12-31
Stiftelsen Flyktninghjelpen $ 150,000   2014-09-152015-03-31
International Council Of Voluntary Agencies $ 100,000   2014-08-212014-12-31
International Council Of Voluntary Agencies $ 100,000   2013-09-152013-12-31
University Of Oxford $ 60,000   2012-09-012013-08-31
International Organization For Migration $ 850,000   2012-08-012013-07-31
International Organization For Migration $ 131,000   2009-09-292010-09-28
University Of Oxford $ 69,000   2009-09-152010-05-31
UniversitÉ Catholique De Louvain Et. D'util. Pub $ 200,000   2008-08-012009-07-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The cooperative agreement, grant or contribution provides funds to meet the organization's objectives as approved by the Bureau.

Funding documents authorize funds based on the organization's budget submission after Bureau approval.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

United Nations, international and non-governmental organizations.

MRA designates primary UN or IO recipient organizations.

NGO activities must be complementary to, and coordinated with, UN programs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Refugees and victims of conflict requiring assistance.

Credentials/Documentation

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application Procedure: Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) must submit proposals via Grants.gov. International organizations submit appeals to the Bureau. NGOS may submit proposals in response to funding opportunity announcements posted by the Bureau on Grants.gov to fill critical needs, with Bureau review occurring following the deadline of the funding announcement. (Funding announcements are also posted at http://www.state.gov/.) IO and NGO representatives are also encouraged to communicate directly with Bureau program officers regarding priorities and funding timelines. NGOs that have never received PRM funding must be prepared to demonstrate that their organizations meet the financial and accounting requirements of the U.S. Government before they can be eligible to receive Bureau funding.

Award Procedures

The Assistant Secretary of the Bureau makes funding decisions based on recommendations from the Bureau's Office of Multilateral Coordination and External Relations, Office of Policy and Resource Planning and other Bureau offices. The Comptroller or Deputy Comptroller of the Bureau signs the cooperative agreement.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended; (MRA) and 22 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., 22 U.S.C 2601.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals or extensions require additional approval.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Generally, funds are awarded for a 12-month period. Shorter time periods may also be authorized. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments will be made through the Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System (PMS). Recipients 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 policies established by the Treasury Department and mandated by the OMB Circulars.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

PRM requires program reports describing and analyzing the results of activities undertaken during the validity period of the agreement.

A program report is required within thirty (30) days following the end of each three month period of performance during the validity period of the agreement.

The final program report is due ninety (90) days following the end of the agreement.

The submission dates for program reports will be written into the grant or cooperative agreement.

Financial reports are required within thirty (30) days following the end of each calendar year quarter during the validity period of the agreement (January 30th, April 30th, July 30th, October 30th).

The final financial report covering the entire period of the agreement is required within ninety (90) days after the expiration date of the agreement.

For agreements containing indirect costs, final financial reports are due within 60 days of the finalization of the applicable negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA).

No progress reports are required.

Financial reports are required within thirty (30) days following the end of each calendar year quarter during the validity period of the agreement (January 30th, April 30th, July 30th, October 30th).

The final financial report covering the entire period of the agreement is required within ninety (90) days after the expiration date of the agreement.

For agreements containing indirect costs, final financial reports are due within 60 days of the finalization of the applicable negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA).

The general performance of the Recipient's operations will be evaluated and monitored to ensure that the established objectives are being successfully met and to determine whether the performance is in compliance with the terms of the award.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Bureau funds must be included in an appropriate audit or audits performed by independent public accountants in accordance with U.S. Government Auditing Standards established by the Comptroller General of the United States covering financial audits. The audit report is due 30 days after issuance or nine months after the end of the audit period.

Records

Retention and access requirements for records are set forth in 22 CFR 145.53.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-1143-0-1-151.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $6,717,762; FY 17 est $6,700,000; and FY 18 est $6,700,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

All inquiries should be directed to the information contacts listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Eric Hembree 2025 E Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20522-0908 Email: HembreeEL@state.gov Phone: 2024539239

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Through humanitarian assistance, the Bureau aims to help ensure that refugees and victims of conflict have access to basic life-sustaining services that meet internationally-accepted standards of care in shelter, food supply, nutrition, water, sanitation, and health. NGO proposals should clearly use Sphere standards as the basis for design, implementation, and evaluation, including proposed objectives and indicators. At the core of PRM's humanitarian assistance is a commitment to protection, including support to women, stateless persons, and other vulnerable individuals, coordination with relevant UN agencies and other NGOs, sustainability of programming, security, and capacity building. NGOs in search of Bureau funding would do well to address these specific areas in any proposals sent for funding.



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