Deadline: 23 April 2018
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food Security is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement to fund a program entitled Seeds Systems Support activity (S3A) to enhance farmers’ access to a full range of seed choices and options to maximize their responsive decision making and planning for production.
The Activity seeks to improve functioning of national seed sector in Feed the Future countries and in countries with resilience and emergency seed security programs.
- Capacity of seed systems to sustainably offer quality affordable seeds of improved crop varieties increased.
- Improved choice, quality and affordability of seed of yield-enhancing and climate-smart varieties offered to smallholder farmers in formal regulated commercial seed systems and in informal non-regulated seed systems and when deemed appropriate in market-based disaster risk reduction and recovery programs.
- Collaboration and coordination among all seed systems actions and actors promote self-sustaining, market-oriented systems.
- Increased collaboration and coordination for the seed sector: among all seed systems actions, markets, policies, activities, projects, – public, private, development or resilience or emergency – and among all seed systems actors increased. (Innovation broker and learning roles).
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,790,000
- Award Ceiling: $20,790,000
- U.S. and non-US organizations, universities and firms may participate under the NFO.
- Collaborating partners may be contractors or sub-recipients, and applicants should be aware of the distinction between procurement contracts (acquisition) and sub-awards (assistance).
- USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
- Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The Recipient must be a responsible entity.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.