January 18 – The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has released a notice of funding opportunity under the McGovern-Dole program. FAS expects to make multiple three to five year awards, totaling up to $190 million, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING. FAS will accept applications for the following priority countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and Timor Leste. The McGovern-Dole program helps support education, child development, and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the world. This program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities, as well as financial and technical assistance, to carry out school feeding programs that strengthen food security, reduce the incidence of hunger, and improve literacy and nutrition, particularly with respect to girls.
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Applications must be submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Food Aid Information System (FAIS) by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) on March 30, 2018.