The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern-Dole) key objectives are to carry out:1) 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, 2) maternal, infant, and child nutrition programs for pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, and children who are five years of age or younger.

When applying, reference the country’s specific identification number as listed in the NOFO and below:
USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(388) – Bangladesh USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(681) – Cote d’Ivoire USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(520) – Guatemala USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(522) – Honduras USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(116) – Kyrgyzstan USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(439) – Laos USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(687) – Madagascar USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(688) – Mali USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(656) – Mozambique USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(367) – Nepal USDA- FAS-1 0. 608-0700-20-(696) – Rwanda Please note, applications will only be reviewed against other applications received for the same priority country.

Go to Related Documents to find the full announcement, details on how to apply, instructions on accessing the Food Aid Information System, weekly responses to questions, and other important information.

Please note, the Foreign Agricultural Service is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.

If the situation merits a modification to the FY 20 McGovern-Dole NOFO, a modified NOFO will be published to grants.gov and the FAIS website.

Notifications on modifications will be posted on grants.gov and FAIS, as well as distributed via FAS’ listserv.

Please email PPDED@usda.gov to ensure your organization is included.

Related Programs

Food for Education

Department of Agriculture

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: McGovern-Dole Food for Education 10.608

Estimated Funding: $218,000,000

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the full announcement can be found under the tab "related documents" above

Additional Information of Eligibility:
In accordance with the McGovern-Dole authorizing legislation, 7 U.S.C.

1736o-1, the following entitiesare eligible Applicants:• Private voluntary organizations*;• Cooperatives;• Intergovernmental Organizations;• Governments of developing countries and their agencies; and• Other organizations*See 7 CFR section 1599.2 for the definition of a private voluntary organization.

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