"Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Current and Emerging Threats to Crops" DRAFT NOFO

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330439
Opportunity Number: 7200AA21RFA00TBD
Opportunity Title: "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Current and Emerging Threats to Crops" DRAFT NOFO
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Disaster Prevention and Relief
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 98.001
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USAID
Agency Name: Agency for International Development
Posted Date: Dec 17, 2020
Close Date: Jan 22, 2021
Last Updated Date: Dec 17, 2020
Award Ceiling: $39,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: This United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) Draft Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is issued for the purpose of providing stakeholders and potential partners an opportunity to review, comment, suggest, and enhance areas in the attached Draft NOFO for a new global activity: Feed the Future (FTF) Innovation Lab for Current and Emerging Threats to Crops (CETC), which aims to design, lead, and implement a research program focused on the control of current and emerging biotic threats to food security crops that the poor depend on. Please provide comments no later than January 22, 2021 by 4:00pm, Washington, DC time via email to Leah Leach at lleach@usaid.gov. 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 CETC Innovation Lab funding opportunity will be issued at a later date and will be announced on the Grants website at https://www.grants.gov (anticipated in February 2021). All interested parties must respond to that notice of funding opportunity announcement separately from any response to this draft announcement. One award is anticipated, but USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted in response to the NOFO. Following the posting of the NOFO, USAID will host a Q&A webinar approximately two weeks after the date of posting. USAID seeks feedback in particular on the following questions: Are the theory of change and programmatic objectives clear and realistic? How could they be improved? Does the draft Program Description (Section A.IV) provide potential implementers with sufficient information and guidance about USAID’s overall objectives and expectations? How can USAID and partners work more effectively with local actors and institutions to achieve meaningful sustainable progress? Issuance of this pre-notice of funding opportunity request for comments does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the U.S. Government nor does it commit the U.S. Government to pay for any costs incurred in order to prepare response to this Pre-Notice.
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