Program Number: 41396
Title: Empowering Agriculture in Ghana Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development
SYNOPSIS: The United States Agency for International
Development in Ghana (USAID/Ghana) is committed to building partnerships that mobilize resources, expertise, creative approaches, and technologies to stimulate and encourage agriculture-sector investment in Ghana. The purpose of the APS is to fund a limited number of investments through USAID/Ghana to address key value-chain constraints in commercial agriculture investment and agriculture related power constraints around selected value chains.
Established Date: 06/16/2014
Follow-Up Date: 06/01/2015
Review Date: 06/16/2014
Contact: Mildred Agbo, Contracts Specialist
No. 24 Fourth Circular Rd, Cantonments
PO Box 1630
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
Round 1:Deadline for receipt of questions on APS for Round 1: July 04, 2014Deadline for receipt of Concept Papers – Round 1: August 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (GMT)Round 2:Deadline for receipt of questions for Round
2: From Oct 1, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014Deadline for receipt of Concept Papers -Round 2: January 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (GMT)Concept papers must be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Empowering Agriculture”.For Concept Papers that pass the Concept Paper evaluation, applicants will be invited to prepare a Full Application.
Award Type(s): General Project
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Locations Tenable: African/South African/Sub-Saharan African Institution
Appl Type(s): Institution, Non-Specific
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $13,500,000 SEEBELOW
Duration: 4 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: Yes
Sponsor Type: NONE
Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
OBJECTIVES: Awards will be provided in the following three
categories. Each category have a different funding level, they
include: 1. Commercial partnership investments (GDA) to address key value chain constraints in maize, rice or soybean value chains will range from $500,000 to $13,500,000 in USAID funds, to be matched with a minimum of 1:1 leverage; 2. Commercial partnership investments (GDA) to address overfishing of coastal fisheries will range from $500,000 to $13,500,000 in USAID funds, to be matched with
a minimum of 1:1 leverage; and 3. Commercial partnership
investments (GDA) in finding innovative solutions to address off-grid power solutions for commercial farming and agriculture-related processing will range from $250,000 to $13,500,000 in USAID funds, to be matched with a minimum of 1:1 leverage.
Eligible NGO organizations include, for example, foundations, faith-based organizations (FBOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), civil societyorganizations (CSOs), private organizations affiliated with public academic institutions, private companies, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), professional associations, and consortiums of the above. The APS is also open to Government of Ghana (GOG) academic and research institutions. Eligibility criteria are flexible to welcome new types of partners. Potential GDA partners include Ghanaian registered organizations owned and operated by Ghanaians, such as private businesses, professional and trade organizations, learning institutions, and foundations. International private sector companies are also encouraged to apply for the GDA commercial partnership components, although international organizations with strong partnerships with local organizations or companies (either as prime or sub-recipient) will be preferred. USAID/Ghana, working within the framework of USAID Forward principles, has an expressed interest in working with local organizations. To be considered a ?local organization,? an entity must: — Be organized under the laws of Ghana; — Have its principal place of business in Ghana; — Be majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Ghana or be managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Ghana; and — Not be controlled by a foreign entity or by an individual or individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Ghana. Meaning a majority ownership, power, or beneficiary interest, either directly or indirectly should not be given to a foreign entity. Applications must describe activities with a period of performance of a minimum of six months and a maximum of four years from the date of award. Preference will be given to those applications that are two (2) years or less.
USAID/Ghana intends to award approximately four (4) awards under this program for a total of $13.5 million, subject to the availability of funds. The proposed alliances must mobilize private sector contributions and resources on at least a 1:1 basis. That is, for every dollar of U.S. Government funding invested, the private sector partner must contribute an equal amount. Private sector partner contributions that are significantly greater than 1:1 are preferred.
Source: Grants.gov (06-12-2014)