Food for Peace Development Assistance Program (DAP)
To improve access, availability and utilization of food in food insecure environments abroad. The priority for Title II development programs is a focus on improving household nutrition and health status, especially in children and mothers, and on increasing agricultural productivity, including field production, post-harvest handling and transformation and marketing.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency For International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; H - Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Private non-profit institutions/organizations are eligible for this program. Specifically, an organization must be a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) or cooperative. PVOs must be registered with USAID as of the date of its application. In order to be awarded a program the organization must also be registered with the Office of Food for Peace.
Private, non-profit institutions/organizations will benefit from this program along with vulnerable and food insecure populations in low income food deficit countries (LIFDCs) and least developed countries (LDCs).
USAID Registration; Evidence of legal capacity, economic feasibility, and financial responsibility relative to the activity for which assistance is required.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submission of Application (including SF 424 and 424a) as required by DAP guidelines and application instructions.
Applications are submitted to the Office of Food for Peace. All applications are reviewed for completeness by the recipient office and then given to a technical review committee for a competitive review.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Up to 120 days following submission.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
U.S. and local Private Voluntary Organizations registered with USAID may submit proposals requesting commodities and cash to carry out food aid programs in food insecure countries. The activities outlined in new DAPs should be in conformity with USAID, host government and multilateral food security assessments and strategies. Coordination with USAID Mission development priorities for the associated countries is highly desirable; program and resources integration is encouraged. However, no proposal will be disapproved solely because it is not integrated. Proposals will be reviewed and considered eligible for approval so long as they do not violate the Bellmon Amendment or other statutory provisions, are consistent with the Food Aid Food Security policy paper, and address the host country's most serious problems in the areas of food access, availability, and utilization.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of OMB circular No A-133 (Revised June 23, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, non-federal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-federal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year except as noted in OMB Circular A-133.
The grantee shall maintain adequate records and accounts to assure that grant funds and commodities are used for authorized purposes.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding is available for up to five years under the current program. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
301 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20547 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$285,709,298.00; FY 19 est $29,000,000.00; FY 20 est $29,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects