Current Grantsmanship Opportunities

USAID Business Forecast

Each quarter, USAID publishes a Business Forecast. The Business Forecast is an informational resource on potential funding and partnership opportunities at USAID. It is an advanced look at grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements that USAID is in the process of developing and plans to issue in the coming year.

Included on the Business Forecast is helpful information such as a description of the award, estimate dollar amount, anticipated date of award, location, and point of contact at USAID. Two separate Forecasts developed each quarter – one for USAID Missions overseas and one for USAID in Washington, DC.

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AAES-Cuba Grants Program 2017

Strengthening Auburn University and Cuba partnership research collaborations in agriculture and related programs.

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Coastal SEES

Coastal SEES projects will be expected to lead to generalizable theoretical advances in natural sciences and engineering while, at the same time, integrating key aspects of human processes required to address issues of coastal sustainability.

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Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers Activity

This is a pre-funding opportunity announcement only. No applications are requested at this time. USAID/RDMA anticipates awarding a five-year cooperative agreement (CA) to facilitate agricultural technology diffusion in Asia. The CA will support an organization, or consortium of organizations with one legal entity as primary lead, to catalyze the transfer of scalable technology across the South and Southeast Asia regions, with a particular focus on Feed the Future (FTF) focus countries Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal.

The program will consist of four components:

  1. The first component will be horticulture. The Recipient will identify a compelling regional horticultural problem, for which effective solutions can be explored through technology innovation and diffusion, preferably in partnership with regional private sector and/or academic partners.
  2. The second component, with conditions similar to the above, will be aquaculture. The aquaculture interventions should aim to improve the sustainability of production.
  3. The third component reflects USAID/RDMA’s overarching vision for the activity, and will require the Recipient to develop and deliver an approach for identifying and implementing interventions addressing important regional agriculture or food security problems, through broad engagement with relevant stakeholders across the region.
  4. The fourth component will be dynamic and flexible and will respond to the specific requests of the bilateral USAID FTF missions for support in addressing a problem through transferred technology. This component will be primarily bilateral mission initiated, designed, and funded. 

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Feed the Future Ethiopia Livelihoods for Resilience Activity

The Feed the Future Ethiopia Livelihoods for Resilience Activity for which applications are sought should subscribe to the general framework outlined by the newly launched Government of Ethiopia’s PSNP 4’s livelihood component, which articulates three key livelihood pathways. These are the focus of USAID Ethiopia livelihood priorities moving forward.

USAID Ethiopia seeks Applications focused on four programmatic priorities:

  1. On-farm income generating activities (IGAs) and crop and livestock market systems;
  2. Off-farm IGAs and non-farm enterprise development;
  3. Non-farm labor and wage employment; as well as
  4. Collaborative learning for scaling and sustaining gains made in the 3 livelihood – on-farm, off-farm and employment – pathways.

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