Program Number: 47827
Title: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development
SYNOPSIS: The United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) requests applications (proposals) from qualified and eligible organizations to manage and implement the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification (Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab). Feed the Future Innovation Labs, formerly known as the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), are authorized under Title XII of the FAA. Feed the Future Innovation
Labs(Labs) are USAID-funded long-term, multi-disciplinary applied research and training efforts to address the problem of food insecurity and malnutrition in developing countries. Managed by U.S.
universities, Innovation Labs support students and researchers in the U.S and around the world to work with leading scientists in seeking scientific solutions to overcome hunger and poverty, while building the capacity of the institutions with which they collaborate. The principal partners in this research and training are scientists from U.S. universities, working in collaboration with scientists in developing country universities, national and international research centers, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to jointly pursue scientific investigations to overcome critical agricultural constraints facing today?s global food systems.
The Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, for which applications are requested by this RFA, will engage U.S. university capacity to address key issues related to the sustainable intensification of
small-holder farming systems. <S2S>
Established Date: 05/20/2015
Follow-Up Date: 07/01/2015
Review Date: 05/20/2015
Contact: Kelly Miskowski , Agreement Specialis
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20523
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
The closing date for this opportunity is May 27th, 2015 at 5:00pm Washington, DC time.
Award Type(s): Demonstration/Evaluation
General Operating Funds
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Locations Tenable: African/South African/Sub-Saharan African Institution
Appl Type(s): Colleges/Universities
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW
Duration: 5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No
Sponsor Type: NONE
Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
OBJECTIVES: The Feed the Future initiative seeks to
sustainably reduce global poverty and hunger, recognizingthe need to increase global agricultural production by 70% by the year 2050 to provide sufficientfood for the world?s growing population. The initiative sets out two high-level objectives:inclusive agricultural growth and improved nutritional status of target populations.
Increasedagricultural growth will be achieved through productivity gains, more effective management ofnatural resources, market and trade access and efficiency, investment opportunities, andemployment generation. Both high-level objectives are supported by efforts to
improve theresilience of households and communities.
Applications may only be submitted by eligible U.S. colleges and universities as defined under Section 296(d) of Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act.
Contingent on the availability of funds, the estimated life-of-project budget for the new Livestock Systems Innovation Lab is up to $49 million for five years: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2020. It is estimated that $2.5 million will be obligated to the Leader Award in the first year as core funding from BFS, and $4.125 million per year thereafter, for a total of $19 million in core funding from BFS. Following issuance of the award under this RFA, the Leader Award may receive an additional $10 million made available by another donor following a separate award process which would bring to total possible budget to $59 million. For the purposes of this RFA, applicants should prepare a budget reflecting the ceiling of $49 million. USAID Missions, Regional Bureaus, and other Offices may provide funding in a total amount of up to $10 million for buy-ins to the Leader Award and an additional $20million for Associate Awards over the 5-year life-of-project. The Leader Award is expected to be made by September 2015. Cost-sharing (matching) is not required under this RFA, but USAID nevertheless encourages cost-sharing to the maximum practicable extent. Source: Grants.gov (05/18/15). (tld)