Food for Peace Development Assistance Program (DAP)
Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC
on Jun 24, 2005
Purpose of this program:
To improve access, availability and utilization of food in food insecure environments abroad. The priority for Title II development programs is a focus on improving household nutrition and health status, especially in children and mothers, and on increasing agricultural productivity, including field production, post-harvest handling and transformation and marketing.
Possible uses and use restrictions...
U.S. and local Private Voluntary Organizations registered with USAID may submit proposals requesting commodities and cash to carry out food aid programs in food insecure countries. The activities outlined in new DAPs should be in conformity with USAID, host government and multilateral food security assessments and strategies. Coordination with USAID Mission development priorities for the associated countries is highly desirable; program and resources integration is encouraged. However, no proposal will be disapproved solely because it is not integrated. Proposals will be reviewed and considered eligible for approval so long as they do not violate the Bellmon Amendment or other statutory provisions, are consistent with the Food Aid Food Security policy paper, and address the host country's most serious problems in the areas of food access, availability, and utilization.
Who is eligible to apply...
Private non-profit institutions/organizations are eligible for this program. Specifically, an organization must be a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) or cooperative. PVOs must be registered with USAID as of the date of its application. In order to be awarded a program the organization must also be registered with the Office of Food for Peace.
USAID Registration; Evidence of legal capacity, economic feasibility, and financial responsibility relative to the activity for which assistance is required.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.
How to apply...
Submission of Application (including SF 424 and 424a) as required by DAP guidelines and application instructions.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Applications are submitted to the Office of Food for Peace. All applications are reviewed for completeness by the recipient office and then given to a technical review committee for a competitive review. All committee members using criteria outlined in the DAP guidelines score each application. Awards are negotiated based on the scoring of applications technical merit and cost.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.
Deadlines and process...
Applications have been due on or about November 1st each year for a start date of October 1st the following year.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Up to 120 days following submission.
Not required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.
Who can benefit...
Private, non-profit institutions/organizations will benefit from this program along with vulnerable and food insecure populations in low income food deficit countries (LIFDCs) and least developed countries (LDCs).
About this section:
This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.
What types of assistance...
How much financial aid...
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$5,000,000 to $50,000,000 over 5-7 years.
This section lists the representative range (smallest to largest) of the amount of financial assistance available. These figures are based upon funds awarded in the past fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date. Also indicated is an approximate average amount of awards which were made in the past and current fiscal years.
(Grants) FY 03 $172,270,724; FY 04 $145,361,995; and FY 05 not available at this time.
The dollar amounts listed in this section represent obligations for the past fiscal year (PY), estimates for the current fiscal year (CY), and estimates for the budget fiscal year (BY) as reported by the Federal agencies. Obligations for non-financial assistance programs indicate the administrative expenses involved in the operation of a program.
Note: This 11-digit budget account identification code represents the account which funds a particular program.
This code should be consistent with the code given for the program area as specified in Appendix III of the Budget of the United States Government.
Examples of funded projects...
Funded activities have included: direct food distribution, health, nutritional and agricultural training, food for work, food for training, monetization.
About this section
This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.
None. This is a new program.
Criteria for selecting proposals...
Proposals are selected based upon assessed need, technical and programmatic merit, organizational background, competence and experience, past performance and financial plan. This is not a formula program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding is available for up to five years under the current program.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula, though cost-sharing is encouraged.
A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.
Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.
In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.
Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.
Post assistance requirements...
Each award recipient is required to provide an annual narrative progress report as well as quarterly financial report (SF 269, SF 269a (as applicable) and SF 272. Annual work-plans must be approved on by the Cognizant Technical Officer on an annual basis.
This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB circular No A-133 (Revised June 23, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, non-federal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-federal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year except as noted in OMB Circular A-133.
This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency.
The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133.
These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year,
as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period,
rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).
The grantee shall maintain adequate records and accounts to assure that grant funds and commodities are used for authorized purposes.
This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require.
Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office.
For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C.
For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.
Agriculture, Trade and Development Assistance Act of 1954, as amended.
This section lists the legal authority upon which a program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).
Regulations, Guidelines, And Literature
Code of Federal Regulations Title 22, 211, 226 and 228 Volume 1 Parts 1 to 299 (Revised as of April 1, 1999); USAID ADS 300 and cross references.