Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification
Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) requests applications (proposals) from qualified and eligible organizations to manage and implement the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification (Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab). The applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number is 98.001, USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas. Feed the Future Innovation Labs, formerly known as the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), are authorized under Title XII of the FAA. Feed the Future Innovation Labs(Labs) are USAID-funded long-term, multi-disciplinary applied research and training efforts to address the problem of food insecurity and malnutrition in developing countries. Managed by U.S. universities, Innovation Labs support students and researchers in the U.S and around the world to work with leading scientists in seeking scientific solutions to overcome hunger and poverty, while building the capacity of the institutions with which they collaborate. The principal partners in this research and training are scientists from U.S. universities, working in collaboration with scientists in developing country universities, national and international research centers, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to jointly pursue scientific investigations to overcome critical agricultural constraints facing todayÂ’s global food systems. The Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, for which applications are requested by this RFA, will engage U.S. university capacity to address key issues related to the sustainable intensification of small-holder farming systems.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/14/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: Agency for International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
This program is authorized under Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Applications may only be submitted by eligible U.S. colleges and universities as defined under Section 296(d) of Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended: Â“... those colleges or universities in each State, territory, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, now receiving, or which may hereafter receive, benefits under the Act of July 2, 1862 (known as the First Morrill Act) or the Act of August 30, 1890 (known as the Second Morrill Act), which are commonly known as Â‘land-grantÂ’ universities; institutions now designated or which may hereafter be designated as seagrant colleges under the Act of October 5, 1966 (known as the National Sea Grant College and Program Act), which are commonly known as seagrant colleges; Native American land-grant colleges as authorized under the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301 note); and other United States colleges and universities whichÂ— (1) have demonstrable capacity in teaching, research, and extension (including outreach) activities in the agricultural sciences; and (2) can contribute effectively to the attainment of the objectives of this title.Â” The Title XII university-led Feed the Future Innovation Labs involve multiple partners, principal of which are U.S. universities, working in collaboration with scientists in developing country universities, national and international research centers, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to jointly pursue scientific investigations to overcome critical agricultural constraints facing todayÂ’s global food systems. All types of U.S. and non-U.S. entities are eligible as collaborating partners (e.g., sub-recipients or contractors at various tiers), provided that they are not excluded from U.S. Government (USG) acquisition and assistance awards (this may be verified through the U.S. Government System for Award Management [SAM] at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/, by checking the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) and Blocked Persons, and by checking the United Nations Security designation list. In preparing the application, it is the applicantÂ’s responsibility to ensure that no individuals or organizations proposed for participation in the program are excluded by the USG. After award, it is the RecipientÂ’s
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
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Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $25,000,000.00 to $50,000,000.00