Food for Peace Emergency Program (EP)

To improve access, availability and utilization of food in food insecure environments abroad.

The priority for Title II emergency programs is to prevent hunger and malnutrition in food insecure areas or countries.

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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

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops $ 5,634,995   2021-12-012026-09-30
Edesia, Inc. $ 2,019,388   2020-07-012025-06-30
Edesia, Inc. $ 3,268,673   2020-07-012025-06-30
Breedlove Foods, Inc. $ 9,031,841   2020-07-012025-06-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 139,540,767   2021-11-252024-08-31
Unicef $ 1,780,499   2022-03-092023-09-08
United Nations $ 4,996,145   2022-03-022023-09-01
United Nations $ 7,920,230   2022-03-022023-09-01
United Nations $ 5,050,214   2021-01-292023-08-31
United Nations $ 6,646,699   2021-08-112023-08-10

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Private Voluntary Organizations may submit proposals requesting commodities and cash to carry out food aid programs in food insecure areas or countries.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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

Specifically, an organization must be a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) or cooperative.

If a U.S.

based PVO, the organization 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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Private, non-profit institutions/organizations will benefit from this program along with vulnerable and food insecure populations.


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 Application (including SF 424 and 424a) in line with Emergency Proposal Guidelines.

Award Procedures

Unsolicited emergency applications are submitted to the Office of Food for Peace throughout the year to respond to natural disasters, complex emergencies and post-emergency stabilization needs. An emergency appeal or disaster declaration is the 'triggering mechanism' that allows FFP to consider requests for emergency food assistance. All applications for assistance are reviewed for completeness and then given a technical review. Awards are negotiated based on a demonstrated need for food aid and the ability of the proposed assistance to respond to the indicated need(s).


Not Applicable.


The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 15 to 30 days. Although there is no binding timeframe, emergency situations often require a quick response. Therefore, FFP/EP works with the objective of completing the proposal review within 21 working days of receipt of a complete proposal. Delays may occur when required information is not included in the proposal.


Cooperating sponsors are given the opportunity to re-work their proposed programs to effectively meet demonstrated need.



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

Emergency Programs are approved for up to one year. The average time frame for an emergency response is six months to a year. 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 24, 1997), Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, non-federal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 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 $300,000 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 and commodities 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.

Social Entrepreneurship

Rwanda as Social Entrepreneur Fund Beneficiary

The Republic of Rwanda has been picked as one of the six African countries as beneficiaries for a new fellowship fund program designed at supporting social entrepreneurs in tackling issues on food security.

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