Fiscal Year 2020 Development Food Security Activities in Zimbabwe

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The Office of Food for Peace (FFP), in USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), is the U.S. Government leader in international food assistance. FFP works to reduce hunger and malnutrition and assure that adequate, safe and nutritious food is available, accessible to, and well-utilized by all individuals at all times to support a healthy and productive life. FFP intends to award up to two cooperative agreements to sustainably improve food security and resilience among extremely poor and chronically vulnerable households and communities in Manicaland, Masvingo, and Matabeleland North.

The cooperative agreements will follow the R&I approach. Subject to the availability of funds and commodities, applicants must request inkind Title II commodities. Applicant may also request Title II Section 202(e) funding to support local and/or regional procurement of food commodities, cash transfers, and food vouchers. Other types of funding and monetization are not authorized. All resource requests must be appropriately justified. FFP Strategic Objectives are: (1) SO1: Lives and Livelihoods Protected and Enhanced; and (2) SO2: Communities and Institutions Transformed.

2) Eligibility

To be considered for a Title II-funded award, the applicant must be a PVO, PVO consortium, or an organization designated by USAID as a PIO. PVOs may include U.S. and non-U.S. NGOs as defined in the Food for Peace Act.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Zimbabwe.

4) Budget

FFP intends to award one cooperative agreement of approximately $55,000,000 (over the LOA) for interventions in Manicaland and/or Masvingo, and one cooperative agreement of approximately $75,000,000 (over the LOA) for interventions in Matabeleland North. FFP will fund both awards with Title II resources, for a five-year period. The anticipated start date of the new award(s) will be on or about October 1, 2020. Expected Number of Awards: 2.

5) Application

All applications must be sent to FY20-DFSA-RFA-Zimbabwe(a) Deadline for proposals is 13/11/2019 11:59 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).