USDA announces $177.4 million purchase for Nutrition Assistance Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) has announced up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process. The American-grown products that will be purchased will be provided to families in need through USDA’s nutrition assistance programs. Under the new streamlined process, USDA will proactively monitor market conditions and provide a more predictable and consistent process for determining when to make such purchases. According to Secretary for … [Read more...]

RWJF’s Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being among Children

Deadline: 18 July 2018 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking proposals for a program entitled “Healthy Eating Research (HER): Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being among Children” to support research on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population level. Specifically, HER aims to help all children achieve optimal nutrition and a healthy weight. HER grantmaking focuses … [Read more...]

DHHS-ACL: Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services

Deadline: 17 July 2018 The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is currently accepting applications for its program entitled "Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services" to increase the evidenced based knowledge base of nutrition providers, drive improved health outcomes for program recipients by promoting higher service quality, and increase program efficiency through innovative nutrition service delivery models. Funding will support innovative and promising practices that move the … [Read more...]

USAID: Developing Food Security Activities in Niger and Burkina Faso

Deadline: 26 June 2018 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications for its funding program entitled "Development Food Security Activities in Niger and Burkina Faso." Through FFP, USAID supports multi-year development (i.e., non-emergency) food security activities to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations. These activities work at the individual, household, and systems level to address the … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities- Eritera

Deadline: 19 June 2018 European Union is seeking applications for its Local Call for Proposals: "Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities" - ERITREA, to strengthen civil society organisations' and local authorities' contribution to governance and development processes. Objectives The specific objectives of this call for proposals are: For LOT 1 - CSOs: To support and strengthen CSOs' capacity to perform their roles as development actors, services providers and agents in … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Rome-based Agencies Award

Deadline: 31 May 2018 Applications are now open for 2018 Rome-based Agencies Award which is Based on a shared vision of promoting world food security for all. The UN’s Rome-based Agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - work together, both at global and country level, to maximize results and support countries in fighting hunger, malnutrition and poverty in a sustainable way. The Rome-based agency award celebrates country teams that go above and beyond the call of duty. It recognises teams who think … [Read more...]

WFP and Kyrgyz Government collaborates to achieve Food Security for all in the Country

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to scale up their collaboration over the next five years and re-affirm their commitment to achieving food security for all in the country. Under the MoU, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) will be jointly implemented with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. It prioritizes school meals, food security and nutrition, as well as the improvement of rural … [Read more...]

USAID: Nutrition Innovations in Complex Environments

Deadline: 1 June 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development innovations to prevent and treat nutrition vulnerabilities in complex environments. This BAA and any subsequent Addenda will allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent to create high-quality, effective partnerships with great efficiency in time and … [Read more...]

UNOPS Call for Proposals 2018: Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund

Deadline: 31 May 2018 UNOPS is currently inviting interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants. The SUN Movement Pooled Fund (The Pooled Fund) is a catalytic and last resort source of grants to support multi-stakeholder platforms in SUN Countries, in order to increase the effectiveness and impact of national efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms. The Pooled Fund grants will promote engagement of additional … [Read more...]

British Embassy in Caracas: Call for EOIs for Official Development Assistance (ODA) Bilateral Programme

Deadline: 27 May 2018 The British Embassy in Caracas is currently seeking expressions of interest from eligible organisations for its Official Development Assistance (ODA) bilateral programme. The ODA Bilateral Programme is the main channel through which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom finances projects in Venezuela. These should contribute towards achieving results within strategic objectives identified by the Embassy, which benefit Venezuela. Objectives … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF)

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The governments of the United States of America (through the Department of State) and India (through the Department of Science & Technology) have jointly announced a call for proposals for United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) for the promotion of joint activities that would lead to innovation and technopreneurship through the application of science and technology. The fund aims to select and financially support promising joint … [Read more...]

Light A Single Candle Foundation: Seeking Applications for International Grants

Deadline: 28 July 2018 Light A Single Candle Foundation is seeking applications for its International Grants. The Foundation is currently partnering with Food for the Poor on a number of projects designed to provide food support and economic development to a number of Central American and Caribbean countries. Focus Areas Projects to be funded will address one of the following LASC Focus Areas: Food support, security, and sustainability: this may include emergency feeding and … [Read more...]

RBF 2nd Call for Proposals: Increasing the Competitiveness and Responsible Behavior of Myanmar Enterprises

Deadline: 31 May 2018 Responsible Business Fund (RBF), a part of the Danish Development Assistance to Myanmar has announced a second call for proposals to “increase the competitiveness and responsible behavior of Myanmar enterprises” by providing partial grants to SMEs for the implementation of innovative projects. RBF is an instrument to absorb some of the financial risk of being an early-mover to adapt responsible business practices. The emphasis of RBF is therefore on creating as many … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development

Deadline: 19 July 2018 The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States of Food and Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. Priority Areas Plant health and … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Research Program

Deadline: 7 May 2018 The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking applications for its Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Research Program to address a broad set of robust and large-scale research priorities to guide program and policy efforts to improve food safety in sustainable, nutritious food systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The goal of this program is to deliver high-quality evidence on innovations, … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Cote d’Ivoire: Seeking Applications for Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 30 November 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Small Grants Program. The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan is seeking proposals for small community projects that is designed to improve basic economic and social conditions in local communities and support high impact, quick implementation activities that benefit a large number of people. U.S. Embassy Community Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to: income … [Read more...]

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and FLACSO Argentina announces Winners of Social Movements and Praxis of Gratitude Research Program

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and FLACSO Argentina have announced the results of “Social Movements and the Praxis of Gratitude” research program. The winners are Mariela Pena (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina); Alejandra Naranjo (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile) and Sebastián Fuentes (FLACSO Argentina). They were selected from 50 applicants from 9 countries including Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Panama and Spain. The three winner proposals … [Read more...]

USDA: Seeking Applications for USDA-FNS-FY18-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Process and Technology Improvement Grants

Deadline: 25 June 2018 U.S Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for USDA-FNS-FY18-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Process and Technology Improvement Grants to develop and implement projects that focus on improving the quality and efficiency of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) operations and processes. Priority areas This grant competition specifically encourages applicants to respond to the following priority areas: Improve Customer … [Read more...]

NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Deadline: 10 October 2018 National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems, to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. For FY 2018, applications to the SAS RFA must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes … [Read more...]

Government of Japan announces US$ 1 million contribution to assist Communities of Zimbabwe

The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. It will particularly help to safeguard the resilience of the most vulnerable, especially women and children, through timely and efficient action to ensure that no one is left behind. The project will be implemented jointly by the United … [Read more...]