The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food Security (BFS), Office of Strategic Planning and Program Management (SPPM), Monitoring and Evaluation Division (MEL), invites applications for funding from qualified U.S. and non-U.S., non-profit or for-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations to carry out activities that develop, test or apply innovative methods for monitoring or evaluating Feed the Future/Global Food Security Strategy activities or programs.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity serves as BFS’s Monitoring and Evaluation team’s Annual Program Statements (APS). An APS is issued when USAID intends to support a variety of creative approaches towards developing methodologies to assess and implement development objective activities. The purpose of this APS is to disseminate information to prospective applicants so that they may develop and submit applications for USAID funding.
- describes the types of activities for which applications will be considered;
- describes the funding available and the process and requirements for submitting Concept Papers and applications;
- explains the criteria for evaluating Concept Papers and applications; and
- refers prospective applicants to relevant documentation available on the internet.
The goal of this APS is to support exploration of ways in which innovative technologies, data and methods can help to better understand the food security and development problems Feed the Future seeks to solve, specifically in terms of a) measurement and b) analysis objectives.
The U.S. Government, in partnership with other governments, civil society, multilateral development institutions, research institutions, universities, and the private sector, will build on experience to date through Feed the Future to address these challenges, take advantage of opportunities, and advance food security and improved nutrition by focusing efforts around three interrelated and interdependent objectives:
- Inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth
- Strengthened resilience among people and systems
- A well-nourished population
- Funding Information
Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide up to $5 million in total USAID funding over a three-year period. USAID intends to award multiple Cooperative Agreements pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity, with award amounts ranging up to $1,000,000. USAID reserves the right to fund any one or none of the applications submitted.
All eligible and qualified entities including: U.S. and non-U.S., non-profit or for-profit NGOs, Institutes of Higher Education, and Public International Organizations or international organizations (PIO or IO). Further, USAID strongly encourages submissions from new and varied partners.
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