Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is soliciting applications for the Food for Progress (FFPr) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. FAS implements this program on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). Acting on behalf of CCC, FAS expects to enter into multiple cooperative agreements under the FFPr Program to make awards totaling up to $190 million SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING,

Applications for cooperative agreements will be prioritized for the following countries and regions: Cashew in West Africa; Spices in Uganda; Cacao in Colombia; SPS Policy in Dominican Republic; and Support for the Trade Facilitation Agreement in Bangladesh. FAS may also review submissions for non–prioritized countries.

To fulfill its mandate under the Food for Progress Act of 1985, FAS will enter into cooperative agreements with eligible organizations to implement field–based projects that aim to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries. Programs are primarily funded through the sale of donated commodities within the foreign market where the program is implemented. Some examples of past projects have included: training farmers in improved animal and plant production, establishing and building capacity of agricultural cooperatives, providing microfinance to farmers, and developing agricultural value chains. FAS proposes these FFPr Program guidelines in accordance with 7 CFR part 1499.

Deadline: July 14, 2020

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

NOFO Numbers

  • USDA-FAS-10.606-0700-20-(388) – Bangladesh
  • USDA-FAS-10.606-0700-20-(514) – Colombia
  • USDA-FAS-10.606-0700-20-(367) – Dominican Republic
  • USDA-FAS-10.606-0700-20-(617) – Uganda
  • USDA-FAS-10.606-0700-20-(681) – West Africa Regional

Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with the Food for Progress Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1736o), the following entities are eligible Applicants:• The government of an emerging agricultural country;• Intergovernmental organizations;• Private voluntary organizations*;• Nonprofit agricultural organizations or cooperatives;• Nongovernmental organizations;• Colleges or universities; and• Any other private entity

Amount Description

Estimated funding per award: $15 – $35 million

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 14, 2020