Institutional Capacity Building (ICB)


To strengthen the capacity of new and experienced Food for Peace Title II Partners, both to plan and implement effective food security programs which reduce vulnerability of food insecure populations, including in emergency situations.

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
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 US Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) or cooperative headquartered in the US, that is registered with USAID as of the date of its application.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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?
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 Technical and Cost Application (including SF 424 and 424a as required by a published Request for Applications.
Award Procedure
Applications are submitted to the Office of Procurement. All applications are reviewed for completeness by the recipient office and then given to a technical review committee for a competitive review. All committee members using criteria outlined in the Request for Applications score each application. Awards are negotiated based on the scoring of applications technical merit and cost.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately three to four months from submission deadline.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Project funds can be used for establishing systems, training staff and strengthening mechanisms for implementing Title II food security programs. Ineligible activities/costs include: (1) Activities which are not in support of existing or planned Title II activities; (2) Disaster-related personnel or activities not associated with food assistance, which otherwise are the responsibility of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) or which may be funded by USAIDs Regional Bureaus; (3) Procurement of Motor Vehicles.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB circular No A-133 (Revised June 27, 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 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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Ricardo Willis
301 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20547 US
Phone: 202-567-4688
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17 FY 16 -
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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