McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition

The summary for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Foreign Agricultural Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition: The key objectives of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition program are to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls. By providing school meals, teacher training, and related support, FFE projects will help boost school enrollment and academic performance. At the same time, nutrition programs will be offered for pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, and pre-school youngsters to sustain and improve the health and learning capacity of children before they enter school. The school feeding and nutrition projects within recipient countries will probably be conducted by nonprofit charitable organizations, cooperatives, and international organizations. USDA invites proposals for projects, which are then carefully reviewed. Proposals are selected based on several criteria, including the following: (1) the implementing organization?s experience in school feeding; (2) additional, non-FFE resources that will be available to implement multi-year, sustainable projects based on assessed needs; (3) targeting of low-income areas with low school attendance or enrollment rates, especially for girls; (4) coordination of supplementary feeding with nutrition programs; and (5) involvement of local institutions and communities. Organizations conducting FFE projects must develop and initiate plans for sustainability, so that the communities being served under the program can "graduate" from USDA assistance and continue the sponsored activities on their own or with support from other sources. The FFE program will focus on countries that meet the poverty criteria established by the World Bank. The national government of the recipient country must be fully committed to achieving the goals of the World Declaration on Education for All and should be taking steps to raise nutritional standards and improve the quality and availability of education. In addition to donating and shipping agricultural commodities, USDA may, at its discretion, pay transportation, storage, and handling costs within the recipient country, as well as administrative expenses of the participating organizations, where such expenses enhance program effectiveness.
Federal Grant Title: McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition
Federal Agency Name: Foreign Agricultural Service
Grant Categories: Health Food and Nutrition Education Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-GRANTS-062003-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.225
CFDA Descriptions: Community Food Projects
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jul 07, 2003 Applications must be received by clo
Posted Date: Jun 20, 2003
Creation Date: Aug 29, 2003
Archive Date: Aug 29, 2003
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Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Cruikshank, Dana, Public Affairs Specialist, Phone 202.720.3329, Fax 202.720.3229, Email Cruikshank, Dana
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