Updated Jan 10, 2018CLOSED

Food for Progress

Offered by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is seeking applications for its program “Food for Progress Program” with an aim to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries.

This program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities as well as financial and technical assistance to carry out programs with these goals.

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CLOSEDJan 31, 2018Deadline
$10,000,000 - $35,000,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Created inUnited States
Implemented in:
CountryGuatemala, Georgia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Cambodia, Philippines, Peru, Kenya, Honduras, Egypt, Tunisia, Nicaragua and Pakistan
Focus AreasAgriculture
Organizationseligible to apply include foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, private voluntary organizations, cooperatives and nongovernmental organizations.

Public universities, including their subsidiaries, are not eligible to apply.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesFAS will also review submissions for non-prioritized countries, regions, and sectors.
Planned Usage of Funds

FAS will give priority consideration to proposed projects that

- Expand domestic, regional, or international markets and trade through private sector participation,
- leverage public or private sector resources in order to achieve lasting impact and
- offer weather resilient solutions in the activities.

Application Directions

See the attached document for information on applying.

Application And Awards Process

This Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement is the first phase of a two-step approach for fiscal year 2018, wherein entities present submissions that outline strategic analyses and intervention strategies to address specific country needs. Eligible entities with the highest-rated submissions will be invited to present a full application in the second phase.


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