Food for Peace Emergency Program (EP)


To improve access, availability and utilization of food in food insecure environments abroad. The priority for Title II emergency programs is to prevent hunger and malnutrition in food insecure areas or countries.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency For International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; H - Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Private non-profit institutions/organizations are eligible for this program. Specifically, an organization must be a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) or cooperative. If a U.S. based PVO, the organization 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.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Private, non-profit institutions/organizations will benefit from this program along with vulnerable and food insecure populations.
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?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
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) in line with Emergency Proposal Guidelines.
Award Procedure
Unsolicited emergency applications are submitted to the Office of Food for Peace throughout the year to respond to natural disasters, complex emergencies and post-emergency stabilization needs. An emergency appeal or disaster declaration is the "triggering mechanism" that allows FFP to consider requests for emergency food assistance. All applications for assistance are reviewed for completeness and then given a technical review. Awards are negotiated based on a demonstrated need for food aid and the ability of the proposed assistance to respond to the indicated need(s).
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. Although there is no binding timeframe, emergency situations often require a quick response. Therefore, FFP/EP works with the objective of completing the proposal review within 21 working days of receipt of a complete proposal. Delays may occur when required information is not included in the proposal.
Cooperating sponsors are given the opportunity to re-work their proposed programs to effectively meet demonstrated need.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Private Voluntary Organizations may submit proposals requesting commodities and cash to carry out food aid programs in food insecure areas or countries.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB circular No A-133 (Revised June 24, 1997), Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, non-federal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 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 $300,000 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
Emergency Programs are approved for up to one year. The average time frame for an emergency response is six months to a year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Ricardo Willis
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004 US
Phone: 202-916-2573
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 18 FY 17 FY 16 - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19$1,000,000,000.00; FY 20 est $1,000,000,000.00; FY 21 FY 18$1,060,362,596.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 est $1,000,000,000.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22$313,200,000.00; FY 23 est $315,000,000.00; FY 24 est $350,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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