The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Food for Peace (FFP), is seeking applications (proposals for funding) from private voluntary organizations or cooperatives that are, to the extent practicable, registered with the USAID Administrator, or intergovernmental organizations for Title II Development Food Aid Programs. This includes U.S. and non-U.S. nonprofit organizations.
Food for Peace’s goal for multi-year, development programming is to reduce risks and vulnerabilities to food insecurity and increase food availability, access and utilization/consumption. Title II programs must target the vulnerability of food insecure individuals, households and communities directly. Assistance made available pursuant to this RFA may be used to meet emergency/exceptional circumstances.
Location and Funding Size
Subject to the availability of funds and commodities, under this Request for Applications (RFA), FFP plans to enter into awards for the following countries:
- Guatemala – Up to two awards for a total of approximately $15 million in the first year.
- Niger – Up to two awards for a total of approximately $15 million in the first year.
- Uganda – Up to two awards for a total of approximately $15-20 million in the first year.
To be considered for an award, the applicant must be a private voluntary organization or cooperative that is, to the extent practicable, registered with the USAID Administrator, or an intergovernmental organization, such as the World Food Program. This includes U.S. and nonU.S. nonprofit organizations as defined in Section 402 of the Food for Peace Act and as described in the Private Voluntary Organization Conditions of Registration on the USAID website.
USAID encourages applications from potential new partners
Program Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for assistance under this RFA, the program must use Title II food aid resources for direct distribution. Given this eligibility requirement, FFP will not consider applications for 100 percent monetization. The direct distribution activities should be accompanied by complementary activities that increase availability, access and utilization/consumption of food and reduce vulnerability to food insecurity.
The range of activities may include, but is not limited to, sustainable agricultural production and marketing, natural resource management, non-agricultural income generation, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, gender equity, emergency preparedness and mitigation, vulnerable group feeding, and social safety nets.
Last date for submitting the concept notes is February 3, 2012.
For more information, visit this link and search by the Funding Opportunity Number FFP-FY-12-0001