Updated Jun 17, 2020CLOSED

Regional Food Safety Efforts

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

This grant supportsthe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Strategic Plan by engaging with international institutions and member countries to strengthen the rules-based trading system. Specifically, this grant will support the efforts of African Regional Economic Communities (RECs), beginning with the Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS) in establishing or supporting a network of food safety actors in the region, as well as provide technical support to drive harmonization and convergence of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards based on science and aligned with Codex Alimentarius.
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CLOSEDJul 01, 2020Deadline
Up to $500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasAgriculture
Eligible Applicants:
Proposals may be received from U.S. State Cooperative Institutions or other colleges and
universities in the United States.

Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
MOE is not allowable.

Eligibility Criteria
All applicants must have an active registration in the SAM database at
https://www.sam.gov – pending or expired registrants are not eligible. This requirement
must be met by the closing date of the announcement and will not be waived. Please contact
the program officer listed if you have questions about this requirement.
In addition to obtaining a DUNS number and registering in SAM, you must also obtain
Level 2 eAuthentication to apply for this funding opportunity in ezFedGrants (eFG). You
must submit an online form requesting access. Normally you will receive an email within
24 hours of your submission, if your request is approved. After this occurs, you will need
to schedule an appointment with an LRA. Once you meet with the LRA, your Level 2
eAuthentication should be granted within 2 to 3 days after that meeting. See Section D of
this NOFO for detailed information

Application Directions

Applicant(s) with electronic access are required to submit their applications electronically through the ezFedGrants portal. Please refer to the attached guidelines for more information.


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