Institutional Capacity Building (ICB)

To strengthen the capacity of new and experienced Food for Peace Title II Partners, both to plan and implement effective food security programs which reduce vulnerability of food insecure populations, including in emergency situations.

Agency - Agency for International Development

The Agency for International Development is an independent Federal government agency that provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to ensure a better future for us all.

Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
International Finance Corporation $ 30,706,365   2004-09-092019-10-30
International Trade Centre $ 2,636,000   2009-09-302018-12-31
Intern Inst For Democracy & Electoral Assistance $ 1,929,999   2014-09-232017-12-20
The Tony Blair Governance Initiative $ 746,858   2013-08-152015-07-31
Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars $ 19,990   2014-07-302015-01-30
Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars $ 20,183   2014-05-30
Un Women $ 127,000   2013-08-232014-03-31
Freedom House, Inc. $ 2,182,803   2002-06-282013-08-31
Marquette University $ 1,953,599   2001-09-302012-06-30
Rupantar $ 3,291,062   2002-08-062011-03-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds can be used for establishing systems, training staff and strengthening mechanisms for implementing Title II food security programs.

Ineligible activities/costs include: (1) Activities which are not in support of existing or planned Title II activities; (2) Disaster-related personnel or activities not associated with food assistance, which otherwise are the responsibility of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) or which may be funded by USAIDs Regional Bureaus; (3) Procurement of Motor Vehicles.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private non-profit institutions/organizations are eligible for this program.

Specifically, an organization must be a US Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) or cooperative headquartered in the US, that is registered with USAID as of the date of its application.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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).


USAID Registration; Evidence of legal capacity, economic feasibility, and financial responsibility relative to the activity for which assistance is required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submission of Technical and Cost Application (including SF 424 and 424a as required by a published Request for Applications.

Award Procedures

Applications are submitted to the Office of Procurement. 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 Request for Applications score each application. Awards are negotiated based on the scoring of applications technical merit and cost.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately three to four months from submission deadline.


Other - Not Specified.


Other - Not Specified.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

This funding is available for up to five years under the current program. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 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 $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of OMB circular No A-133 (Revised June 27, 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.


The grantee shall maintain adequate records and accounts to assure that grant funds are used for authorized purposes.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Ricardo Willis 301 4th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20547 Email: Phone: 202-567-4688

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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