USAID invites Private Voluntary Organizations and Cooperatives to implement Food for Peace Programs in Guatemala, Niger and Uganda

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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


  1. Vivian N. Sentamu says:

    Dear USAID Grant Food for Peace Program,

    Bravo! That’s what I have been up to for quite some time. I am a self made environmentalist, woman activist and a humanitarian. I have always advocated for Food security, water harvesting, use of biogas/renewable energy use, school feeding, empowerment of women right from the household to mention but a few. To elaborate a little bit further, School Feeding when emphasised/implemented from the household level, will automatically curb HIV/AIDS to a certain extent. We have seen cases of school age going children both girls and boys victimized because of hunger. They are windhocked into early sex in return for edibles.

    Otherwise, I co-ordinate for projects in Shaloam Women’s Group whose major objective is to a healthy livelihood through food security and other activities as mentioned above.

    How can I register with the USAID ADMINISTRATOR, kindly help me out so that I can post my proposal.

    God Bless You!

    For God and My Country.

    Vivian N. Sentamu
    Central Region

  2. Malimba Eugene says:

    Dear sir/madam, i am glad to here this, but i have got a project proposal regarding food insecurity in uganda and the recommendations. Can i just send it to you for your scrutiny ?

  3. Eric Osborn Obua says:

    for the three years now,we have been working as a cluster where by we have six different local NGO implementing food security and nutrition programmee in the Northern Uganda particularly in lango sub-region.but have not registered with world food programme with world food programe thou every year we participate in world food programmee activities and we all have certificate give by world food.
    our current donor for the six NGO is icco.
    are we eligible to apply.
    for more information log on our cluster websites Lango food security and nutrition cluster.
    Eric Obua

  4. Prof. Nyeko Pen-Mogi says:

    i want to know more about the USAID project on Food for Peace. I am keen to do work on sustainable food production in the Albert Nile Basin in northern Uganda. Thank you.

  5. Abigaba Vincent says:

    I and others formed a Community Based Organisation (CBO) operating
    in a rural area of Buyaga county in Kibaale District, Western Uganda. The CBO is called “Buyaga Development Initiative” (BUDI).

    The CBO is meant to facilitate development initiatives by fighting poverty through promoting education, health and sanitation,
    modern farming, HIV/AIDS prevention and care and promotion of reproductive health initiatives among others.

    Can you kindly advise on whether it is possible to obtain some assistance of funding from your organisation, and if so what could be the procedures?


    Executive Director