Refugee Capacity Building Grant 2022-24

Grant Title: Refugee Capacity Building Grant 2022-24
Funding Source: State of Utah General Funds
Total Grant Amount: N/A
Expected Number of Awards: N/A
Letter of Intent Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022, no later than 11:59 PM (MDT)
Letter of Intent
Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 11:59 PM MDT: Proposals must be received no later than 11:59 PM. Proposals received after 11:59 PM will not be accepted. Proposals may not be faxed.
Pre-Award Risk Assessment Deadline: N/A
Program Start Date: July 1, 2022
Program End Date: June 30, 2024
Pre-Bidders Meeting (Virtual via Zoom):
Contact Information: Gachi Guet,
Kevin Augustin


DWS is requesting grant applications from refugee-led organizations to provide programming that supports the organization’s efforts toward building its capacity and ability to assist refugee community members with integration in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  1. The organization must be a refugee-led organization whose primary focus is to serve the Cache, Weber, Salt Lake, Davis, and Utah county refugee communities.
  2. More than half (51%) of the Board of Directors of the refugee-led organization must be comprised of refugees or former refugees (see Appendix E – Board of Directors).
  3. The organization must ensure that all refugee populations are allowed access to RSO-funded programming. No refugee population, community, ethnic group, or individual may be excluded. However, programming may specifically target women, youth, elderly, or other segments of the population.
  4. The organization must acquire an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS, if not previously acquired.
  5. The organization must be a non-profit organization with an active charitable permit.
  6. The organization must be registered as a business through the State of Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
  7. The organization must provide a completed application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  8. The organization must provide a list of community members demonstrating their support and agreement with proposed program topics. These names may be collected via a community town-hall style meeting or through individual conversations with community members. The minimum number of community member names required varies by level:
    • Level I - 20 unique individuals
    • Level II - 30 unique individuals
    • Level III - 50 unique individuals
      (See Appendix D – RCBO List of Program Supporters for template)
  9. See Attachment B - Scope of Work for detailed grant requirements.

Who May Apply:

  1. New or previously funded organizations who meet the criteria stated in the “Minimum Requirements” above.
  2. One application will be accepted per Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the grant cycle (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024).
  3. Collaboration between multiple organizations is encouraged; however subcontracting under this agreement will not be allowed.
  4. Organizations previously receiving funding from DWS must be in good standing to be considered for funding. (E.g. Timely communication with DWS, on track to meet the proposed outcome, or any other previous requirements).


  • The Letter of Intent is recommended, but no longer mandatory.

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