John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer Program


Improve global food production and marketing by transferring technical skills of the U.S. agricultural community to farmers in participating countries. The purpose of the program is to assist farmers in increasing food production and distribution, by improving the effectiveness of farming and marketing operations."

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.
U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The following types of organizations are eligible to apply for grants: agricultural producers, agriculturalists, colleges and universities (including historically black colleges and universities, land grant colleges or universities, and foundations maintained by colleges or universities), private agribusinesses, private organizations (including grassroots organizations with an established and demonstrated capacity to carry out such a bilateral exchange program), private corporations, and nonprofit farm organizations. Applicants must also be registered with USAID (if a U.S. PVO); and waive profits and/or fees under the USAID grant (if a for-profit business).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Farms, cooperatives, farmers associations, agricultural and food processing and marketing enterprises, rural finance institutions and in some cases public entities seeking assistance in improving agricultural policy and public services to the agricultural sector in developing countries, middle-income countries, emerging markets, sub-Saharan African countries, and Caribbean Basin countries.
Organizations aspiring to implement the John Ogonowski Farmer to Farmer Program, must be registered with USAID (if a U.S. PVO); and waive profits and/or fees under the USAID grant (if a for-profit business). In addition they should provide documentation that demonstrates that they have the organizational capacity to implement the program.
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. As may be specified in a published Request for Applications. This would normally include, but would not necessarily be limited to Forms SF-424 and 424A, as well as the applicant organization's name, address, contact person and information; project objectives; funding and budget; proposed partners; executive summary, organizational overview, program description, program management and structure; monitoring and impact assessment; cost proposal with budget narrative; planning matrix; staffing plans with resumes of key personnel; letters from proposed partners evidencing knowledge of the program and agreement to participate; evidence of concurrence from USAID missions in countries of proposed implementation; and a summary of USAID-financed activities conducted over the three years preceding the application.
Award Procedure
As may be specified in a published Request for Applications (RFA). Applications are submitted to the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance, Attn: Farmer-to-Farmer Program, United States Agency for International Development, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20523.
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 the receipt of applications.
If an application is rejected, the reasons for rejection are fully stated.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds may be used to assist developing countries, middle-income countries, emerging markets, sub-Saharan African countries, and Caribbean Basin countries to: 1. increase farm production and farmer incomes by increasing food production and distribution and improving the effectiveness of the farming and marketing operations of agricultural producers in those countries; 2. improve agricultural and agribusiness operations and agricultural systems in those countries, including improving i) animal care and health; ii) field crop cultivation; iii) fruit and vegetable growing; iv) livestock operations; v) food processing and packaging; vi) farm credit; vii) marketing; viii) inputs; and ix) agricultural extension, and strengthen cooperatives and other agricultural groups in those countries, and 3. transfer the knowledge and expertise of United States agricultural producers and businesses, on an individual basis, to those countries while enhancing the democratic process by supporting private and public agriculturally related organizations that request and support technical assistance activities through cash and in-kind services.
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. Nonfederal 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 Circular No. 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
Cooperative agreements are generally for a period of five years and may be extended for a total period not to exceed ten years. The length of grants is also governed by the length of the governing legislation. 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 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 18 FY 16 FY 17 - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19$15,000,000.00; FY 20 est $15,000,000.00; FY 21 FY 18$14,854,231.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 est $15,000,000.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22$26,300,000.00; FY 23 est $29,500,000.00; FY 24 est $31,000,000.00; -
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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