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Please find Amendment #1 attached. All areas that have been changed are highlighted for convenience. Please note that Q&A has been attached as Annex F to the amendment.
The due date of the Concept Notes has been extended to March 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM (local time - Washington D.C.).
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Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 25, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
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John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
See "Eligable Applicants" section for full list.
Agency for International Development
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) under the management of the Office of Country Strategy and Implementation Support (CSI) is continuing USAID’s long-term support for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. This RFA is issued to solicit applications to manage F2F volunteer programs under Leader with Associate Cooperative Agreements (LWAs). The LWAs resulting from this RFA will enable USAID to continue its support for US voluntary assistance for economic growth in the agricultural sector at regional and country levels. The LWA mechanism will facilitate USAID Mission funding to expand volunteer assistance and impact on agricultural program element objectives.Issuance of this RFA does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government, nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and/or submission of an application. Applicants who come under consideration for an award that have never received USAID funding will be subject to a pre-award audit to determine fiscal responsibility, ensure adequacy of financial controls, and establish an indirect cost rate (if applicable). For the purposes of this RFA, the term “Grant” is synonymous with “Cooperative Agreement”; "Grantee" is synonymous with "Recipient;" and "Grant Officer" is synonymous with "Agreement Officer". The authority for this RFA is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. USAID intends to award up to eight (8) Leader with Associate Awards in the form of Cooperative Agreements with each base program in the amount of $8 Million subject to the availability of funds. Each Leader Award will have a period of performance of up to five (5) years. Applicants may propose implementation periods of less than five (5) years (cost efficiencies and project effectiveness should be considered) but no more than five (5) years. Additional associate award(s) may be placed at a future time under a separate RFA process. Projects proposed with an implementation period of more than five (5) years will not be considered. Competition under this RFA will be conducted in two phases: • Phase I: Concept Note • Phase II: Full ApplicationEach applicant shall initially provide USAID with a Concept Note. The Concept Note shall be competitively evaluated against the pre-determined evaluation criterion. The most highly technically qualified Concept Notes will be invited to submit Part II Full Application under this RFA. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in a timely manner and provided written feedback.
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