Pre-NOFO-Notice FTF Horticulture IL

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Funding Opportunity ID:329241
Opportunity Number:PD-HORT-IL
Opportunity Title:Pre-NOFO-Notice FTF Horticulture IL
Opportunity Category:Earmark
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Category Explanation:Feed the Future Innovation Lab
CFDA Number(s):98.001
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligibility for Primes is limited to Title XII US Universities. However, interested parties (unrestricted) may serve as part of a consortium and are invited to respond to this draft PD.
Agency Code:USAID
Agency Name:Agency for International Development
Posted Date:Sep 29, 2020
Close Date:Oct 20, 2020
Last Updated Date:Sep 29, 2020
Award Ceiling:$39,500,000
Award Floor:$1
Estimated Total Program Funding:$39,500,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:This United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) Draft Program Description is issued for the purpose of providing stakeholders and potential partners an opportunity to review, comment, suggest, and enhance areas for a new global Feed the Future (FTF) activity: the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture. The purpose of this award is to identify and strengthen opportunities for smallholder farmers to develop and sustainably manage horticulture-based enterprises in production systems central to the Feed the Future Initiative. The Innovation Lab will do this through research and local capacity development on 1) climate-resilient management practices for nutrient-dense foods and 2) inclusive horticultural business development and commercialization, with a particular focus on youth and gender.The purpose of this draft PD publication is solely to solicit commentary and feedback. This posting is not a Notice of Funding Opportunity. If you are interested in applying to the eventual award, please be aware that a Notice of Funding Opportunity will be posted later and must be replied to separately in order to be considered.Please review the attached PDF and submit all commentary via e-mail to Kelly Miskowski ([email protected]) by October 20, at 4:00pm Washington, D.C. time. Please note that USAID does not intend to publish responses to questions or comments but incorporate them in revisions to the subsequent final program description. USAID/RFS will not provide answers to any questions submitted in response to this request. While there is no limit on the length of submissions, we value concise, issue-specific comments with reference to page and section numbers in the draft design document.The estimated timeline for this award is a posting of the final Notice of Funding Opportunity in December 2020 with an anticipated award date of June 2021. Subject to the availability of funds, the estimated ceiling of the anticipated Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement is approximately $39,500,000 with $20,000,000 in Leader Award Core Activity funding, up to $5,000,000 in potential USAID Mission Buy-ins, and $14,500,000 set aside for separate Associate Awards. Please note that these are prospective values and timelines and subject to change.
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