Program Number: 44073
Title: USAID Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition Program
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development
SYNOPSIS: USAID/Bangladesh is seeking assistance to increase
livestock productivity, improve access to hygienic, diverse and quality food as well as improve the nutrition status of rural households in Bangladesh with a focus on the Feed the Future Zone of Influence (FTF ZOI), which consists of 20 districts within the South central and Southwestern region of the country. The program is comprised of three inter-related components: Component 1: Increased Livestock Productivity Component 2: Improved Access of Rural Households to Hygienic, Diverse and Quality Food Component 3: Improved
Nutrition Related Behaviors of Rural Households <S2S>
Established Date: 10/20/2014
Follow-Up Date: 10/01/2015
Review Date: 10/20/2014
Contact: Tariq Bin Azam, Assistance Specialist
Address: USAID/Bangladesh, US Embassy
Madani Avenue, Baridhara
Tel: (880 2) 885-5500
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
The deadline for questions is October 23, 2014, 1630 Bangladesh Time.
Any clarification questions concerning this RFA should be submitted in writing to Tariq Bin Azam, via email at DhakaA&ABids@usaid.gov with the subject line “Questions Regarding USAID Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition Program RFA-388-15-000001.”The application deadline is November 20, 2104, 1630 Bangladesh Time.
Award Type(s): Collaborative Project
Projects Outside the U.S.
Research Grants/R & D
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Locations Tenable: Asian Institution
Appl Type(s): Individual, Non-Specific
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $6,000,000 MAXIMUM
Duration: 5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: Yes
Sponsor Type: NONE
Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this Livestock program is to
improve the utilization of livestock products by rural households. In order to meet this objective, it would: (1) Increase livestock productivity; (2) Improve access of households to diverse and quality food and; (3) Improve nutrition related behaviors of households as indicated in the Results Framework below. This objective is expected to contribute to achieving USAID/Bangladesh Mission CDCS Development Objective 2 of Improved Food Security through IR 2.1: Sustainably Increased Agricultural Productivity and IR 2.3: Improved Nutrition and
Applicants must be non-governmental U.S. and non U.S. entities and individuals including entities such as non-profit organizations, profit making concerns, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), faith-based and community
organizations, educational institutions, etc.
Subject to the availability of funds, USAID/Bangladesh intends to provide approximately $5,800,000 – $6,000,000 in total USAID funding for this activity to be allocated over a five-year period. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.
accordance with ADS 303.3.10 and ADS 303.3.10.1 and as means to facilitate the project?s success and sustainability, a cost share component must be proposed. A 5%cost share of the total estimated cost for this activity is required from the recipient throughout the life of the activity. Applicant must propose cost share information in the SF 424 and the budget. The cost sharing plan should be discussed in the budget notes to the extent necessary to demonstrate its feasibility and applicability to the program. USAID/Bangladesh encourages applicants to demonstrate their commitment to program success by addressing the issue of cost-sharing. The amount of cost sharing, i.e. cash and/or in-kind contributions, will be evaluated in
accordance with 22 CFR 226.23. Source: Grants.gov (10/19/14). (mmv)