John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer Program

Improve global food production and marketing by transferring technical skills of the U.S.

agricultural community to farmers in participating countries.

The purpose of the program is to assist farmers in increasing food production and distribution, by improving the effectiveness of farming
and marketing operations.'.

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.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used to assist developing countries, middle-income countries, emerging markets, sub-Saharan African countries, and Caribbean Basin countries to: 1.

increase farm production and farmer incomes by increasing food production and distribution and improving the effectiveness of the farming and marketing operations of agricultural producers in those countries; 2.

improve agricultural and agribusiness operations and agricultural systems in those countries, including improving i) animal care and health; ii) field crop cultivation; iii) fruit and vegetable growing; iv) livestock operations; v) food processing and packaging; vi) farm credit; vii) marketing; viii) inputs; and ix) agricultural extension, and strengthen cooperatives and other agricultural groups in those countries, and 3.

transfer the knowledge and expertise of United States agricultural producers and businesses, on an individual basis, to those countries while enhancing the democratic process by supporting private and public agriculturally related organizations that request and support technical assistance activities through cash and in-kind services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The following types of organizations are eligible to apply for grants: agricultural producers, agriculturalists, colleges and universities (including historically black colleges and universities, land grant colleges or universities, and foundations maintained by colleges or universities), private agribusinesses, private organizations (including grassroots organizations with an established and demonstrated capacity to carry out such a bilateral exchange program), private corporations, and nonprofit farm organizations.

Applicants must also be registered with USAID (if a U.S.

PVO); and waive profits and/or fees under the USAID grant (if a for-profit business).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Farms, cooperatives, farmers associations, agricultural and food processing and marketing enterprises, rural finance institutions and in some cases public entities seeking assistance in improving agricultural policy and public services to the agricultural sector in developing countries, middle-income countries, emerging markets, sub-Saharan African countries, and Caribbean Basin countries.

Credentials/Documentation

Organizations aspiring to implement the John Ogonowski Farmer to Farmer Program, must be registered with USAID (if a U.S. PVO); and waive profits and/or fees under the USAID grant (if a for-profit business). In addition they should provide documentation that demonstrates that they have the organizational capacity to implement the program. 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. As may be specified in a published Request for Applications. This would normally include, but would not necessarily be limited to Forms SF-424 and 424A, as well as the applicant organization's name, address, contact person and information; project objectives; funding and budget; proposed partners; executive summary, organizational overview, program description, program management and structure; monitoring and impact assessment; cost proposal with budget narrative; planning matrix; staffing plans with resumes of key personnel; letters from proposed partners evidencing knowledge of the program and agreement to participate; evidence of concurrence from USAID missions in countries of proposed implementation; and a summary of USAID-financed activities conducted over the three years preceding the application.

Award Procedures

As may be specified in a published Request for Applications (RFA). Applications are submitted to the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance, Attn: Farmer-to-Farmer Program, United States Agency for International Development, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20523.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately three to four months from the receipt of applications.

Appeals

If an application is rejected, the reasons for rejection are fully stated.

Renewals

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

Cooperative agreements are generally for a period of five years and may be extended for a total period not to exceed ten years. The length of grants is also governed by the length of the governing legislation. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

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. Nonfederal 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 Circular No. A-133.

Records

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

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-2278-0-1-151.

Obigations

(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

None.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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