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Food For Progress Merit Based Supplemental Commodity

ID: USDA-FAS-10606-0700-MERIT2024 • Type: Posted

Description

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is soliciting applications from active Food for Progress (FFPr) award recipients for additional commodity funding to be provided and incorporated within the corresponding FFPr cooperative agreement held by the Applicant. USDA/FAS maintains substantial involvement as described in the original NOFO.

Background
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is soliciting applications from active Food for Progress (FFPr) award recipients for additional commodity funding to be provided and incorporated within the corresponding FFPr cooperative agreement held by the Applicant. USDA/FAS maintains substantial involvement as described in the original NOFO.

Grant Details
To fulfill its mandate under the Food for Progress Act of 1985, USDA/FAS will enter into cooperative agreements with eligible organizations, referred to as recipients, to implement field-based projects that aim to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries. Programs are primarily funded through the sale of donated commodities within the foreign market where the program is implemented. The program funding priorities of this NOFO are to support active FFPr agreements through a limited competitive process with current year commodity funds. Freight funds are not available under this Limited Merit Based – Supplemental Commodity NOFO.

Eligibility Requirements
This opportunity is available to FFPr award recipients with active cooperative agreements which have completed monetization and have a minimum of $300,000 in remaining freight funding available. Recipients must have started and/or submitted their mid-term evaluation to IFAD prior to the publication date (March, 20, 2024) of this NOFO. Recipients of funding under previous merit based NOFOs are not eligible. All applicants must have an active registration in the U.S. Government System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) before the application submission deadline of the announcement; applicants with inactive, expired, pending, or excluded listings will be deemed ineligible.

Period of Performance
Projected Period of Performance Start Date: Not to exceed 2.5 years (30 months) from current end date of the existing award.
Projected Period of Performance End Date: Approximately 2.5 years beyond original competition date.

Grant Value
Total Available Funding: Up to $50,000,000; Subject to the availability of funding.
Anticipated number of awards: 1-7.
Estimated funding per award: $1,000,000 - $10,000,000

Overview

Category of Funding
Agriculture
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Program (CFDA)
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/20/24 Foreign Agricultural Service posted grant opportunity USDA-FAS-10606-0700-MERIT2024 for Food For Progress Merit Based Supplemental Commodity with funding of $50.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 10.606 Food for Progress. It is expected that 7 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
March 20, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
June 14, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 55 Days
Closing Date Explanation
See Section D of the funding opportunity announcement for close date information.
Last Updated
March 20, 2024, 12:25 p.m. EDT
Version
2
Archive Date
July 14, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
See Section C of the funding opportunity announcement for eligibility information.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$10,000,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$50,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
7

Contacts

Contact
Alexandra Raver Grantor
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(202) 983-3712

Documents

Posted documents for USDA-FAS-10606-0700-MERIT2024

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