Special Call for Proposals for Fragile and Conflict Affected Countries
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Steering Committee is currently accepting proposals for grant funding for new projects under the Public Sector Window. The GAFSP Steering Committee expects to allocate a total of US$100 million to the four to seven highest-ranked proposals. The full announcement is available in English and French. This Special Call for Proposals is limited to countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations that are also IDA-only and not in non-accrual status in an effort to address the underfunding of such countries to date.
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The Steering Committee intends to make allocation decisions by the beginning of December 2019. Proposals must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm, September 10, 2019 (Washington, D.C. time) to the GAFSP Coordination Unit, using the following email address: email@example.com. All submitted documents should be in either Microsoft Word, Excel, or in PDF format. The updated Country Guidelines (version: March 1, 2019) are the principal reference and provide a clear guide for country submissions. They are available in English and French. All proposals must follow the proposal submission form and must be submitted in English. While GAFSP has created an unofficial version of this form in French to serve as a working guide, the final submission must be in English only.
Proposal Preparation Assistance
For the first time, GAFSP is providing technical assistance for proposal preparation through either of GAFSP’s two partner Supervising Entities that provide technical assistance only: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) or the World Food Programme (WFP). Such assistance is fully optional and will be organized in response to demand, with application details provided in the updated Country Guidelines. Countries interested in submitting requests for technical assistance for proposal preparation must complete the Application for Proposal Preparation Assistance form and submit the form by email to the GAFSP Coordination Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm on Monday, April 15, 2019 (Washington D.C. time). While GAFSP has created an unofficial version of this form in French to serve as a working guide, the final submission must be in English only.