Updated Dec 21, 2018

Call for proposals: Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity

Offered by WorldFish and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity and Feed the Future


Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity is a five-year investment by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to WorldFish to sustain positive aquaculture sector growth through an inclusive market systems approach. The Activity aims to improve the sustainable livelihoods for a large number of smallholder farmers and other stakeholders linked to aquaculture value chains in USAID’s Feed the Future Zone of Influence (ZOI) and Resilience Focus Area (RFA)
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GrantType
Dec 31, 2019Deadline
Up to $200,000Amount
UnavailableDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
RegionN/A
CountryBangladesh
Focus AreasNutrition (Health)
Aquaculture (Agriculture)
The ABPA is open to all private sector companies and organizations legally registered in Bangladesh and supplying goods and services to aquaculture value chain participants in the Feed the Future ZOI and RFA.

Private sector companies and organizations must be registered with relevant government licensing bodies. Non-governmental organization (NGO) applicants must have a valid registration with the NGO Affairs Bureau and or Department of Social Services and at least five years’ experience in similar projects. 2. Sub-grantees must hold a bank account and should have valid TIN and VAT registration. 3. Business proposals by private sector companies and organizations must be relevant to the priority objectives and activities of the Activity, and fulfill specific areas of need at community level in the Feed the Future ZOI and RFA. 4. Business ideas/concepts must have clear and operational definitions of objectives or milestones, with specific linkages to the Activity. 5. Co-investment is encouraged, either in-kind and/or cost share. The source of investment CANNOT come from other US Government funding sources. The cost share percentage will be determined during the development of the detailed business proposal and budget. 6. Prior experience in aquaculture and supply chain management and demonstrated success in capacity building, providing support to smallholder farmers and market linkages of final beneficiaries are preferred. 7. Private sector companies and organizations should demonstrate capacity in their programming, financial management and organizational capability, e.g. functioning board, competent staff. 8. Private sector companies and organizations must be willing to provide annual reports including (but not limited to) audited financial reports, human resource and financial manuals/policies, implementation plans, procurement policies, security plans, client lists, staff timesheets etc. 9. Private sector companies and organizations must be willing and able to enter into a subgrant arrangement with WorldFish. 10. Private sector companies and organizations owned by or consisting of women, minority groups and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. 11. Business ideas/concepts must comply with environmental mitigation measures required by USAID and the Government of Bangladesh (GoB). 12. Business ideas/concepts should be gender and youth responsive and nutrition sensitive. 13. Innovative business ideas/concepts targeting the RFA will get priority.

Other Requirements

Management TeamWomen and youth-focused private sector companies and organizations are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Directions

Applications should be submitted electronically via email (wfbanaproject@cgiar.org)

Application And Awards Process

This is a two-stage process where interested private sector companies and organizations must firstly provide basic details about themselves and their business ideas/concepts in the form of an outline business application. The business ideas/concepts will be evaluated, and successful proposals will then be developed into detailed business proposals and funding requests by the private sector companies and organizations working together with staff from the Activity.

Attachments

Text-for-BANA-application-guidelines-Second-Call-6-Dec-2018-final.pdf
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