FY 2021 McGovern-Dole Standing Supplemental NOFO

Program OverviewThe McGovern-Dole program feeds school children and improves literacy (especially for girls) in low-income, food-deficit countries around the world.

The program provides for the donation of U. S. agricultural commodities, as well as financial and technical assistance, to support

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school feeding, literacy, maternal and child health and nutrition projects worldwide pursuant to an agreement with USDA-FAS.

The program requires the inclusion of graduation as stipulated in the legislation.Program ObjectivesThe McGovern-Dole program key objectives are to carry out:
Preschool and primary school food for education programs in foreign countries to improve food security, reduce the incidence of hunger, and improve literacy and primary education, particularly with respect to girls; and Maternal, infant, and child nutrition programs for pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, and children who are five years of age or younger.Program PrioritiesThe program funding priorities of this NOFO are to provide additional freight, commodity, and/or administrative funds to active McGovern-Dole cooperative agreements.

Generally, additional funding is needed due to natural disasters, complications related to COVID-19, higher than anticipated commodity and/or freight rates, continuation of program activities/school feeding, political instability delaying key project dates, pipeline breaks in school feeding, or commodity loss.
Related Programs

Food for Education

Department of Agriculture

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: McGovern-Dole Food for Education 10.608

Estimated Funding: $35,000,000

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The full announcement is located under the tab "Related Documents at the top of the synopsis.

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Current McGovern-Dole award recipients with active cooperative agreements and an invitation from FAS/IFAD.

Pursuant to 2 CFR Part 415.1(d)(3), this NOFO supports continuing work already started under the base McGovern-Dole agreement.

Organizations without an active McGovern-Dole agreement are ineligible.

All applicants must have an active registration in the SAM database at SAM.gov; pending or expired registrants are not eligible.

This requirement must be met before the supplement amendment will be signed and will not be waived.

Please contact MGDAmendments@usda.gov if you have questions about this requirement.

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