Development Programs

USAID is the world’s largest provider of international food assistance.  For more than 50 years, USAID has brought hope and nourishment to the hungry corners of the world.  USAID provides development food assistance to target the underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition. These programs aim to reduce chronic malnutrition among children under five and pregnant or lactating women, increase and diversify household income and strengthen and diversify agricultural production and productivity to build resilience and reduce the need for food assistance.

Development Program Proposal Guidance:

Request for Applications

Frequently Asked Questions for Refine and Implement Pilot Approach

Final Fiscal Year 2017 Request for Applications for Development Food Security Activities in Uganda

Final Fiscal Year 2016 Request for Applications (RFA) for Development Food Assistance Projects for Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Liberia (Updated 04.11.16)

FFP Summary of Changes in FY 2016 RFA

Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) for Title II Development Food Assistance Programs in Bangladesh and Mali (Updated 04.09.15)

Technical Reference Chapters for Development Food Assistance Programs - Updated April 2016

Fiscal Year 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) for Title II Development Food Assistance Programs in Nepal

Fiscal Year 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) for Title II Development Food Assistance Programs in Burundi, Madagascar and Malawi

Country Specific Guidance and Additional Resources

Country Specific Guidance and other resources can be found on the Country Fact Sheets page.


The following is a list of annexes that should be included with the application. 

  Annex Type Methodology
1 Executive Summary Table for the Life of Award  Data Entered on FFPMIS
2 Comprehensive Budget Uploaded into FFPMIS
3 Detailed Budget (XLS, 7 MB) Uploaded into FFPMIS
4 Budget Narrative Uploaded into FFPMIS
5 Monetization Table: Anticipated Monetization Proceeds and Cost Recovery Data for Year One Data Entered on FFPMIS
6 Annual Estimate of Requirements and Commodity Pipeline Data Entered on FFPMIS

Log Frame (Upload the log frame in both places in lieu of Results Framework and IPTT)

Uploaded into FFPMIS
8 Gender Uploaded into FFPMIS

Initial Environmental Examination

Uploaded into FFPMIS
10 Country Map(s) with any proposed and any ongoing Activity Area(s) by Applicant and/or members of the consortium Uploaded into FFPMIS
11 Applicant Organizational Chart (and information on consortium or sub-awardee structure, if applicable) Uploaded into FFPMIS
12 Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Chief of Party upon submission of the application (however, other CVs may be requested in response to the issues letters if application is accepted, prior to the first obligation of resources, and/or if key staff are identified in the award) Uploaded into FFPMIS
13 Glossary and List of Acronyms Uploaded into FFPMIS
14 Partner Point of Contact (POC) Information Sheet for FFP (PDF, 196 KB) Uploaded into FFPMIS
15 Additional Annexes as needed Uploaded into FFPMIS


The following is a list of annexes that may be requested during the evaluation phase, prior to finalization of the award. 

  Annex Type Methodology
1 Detailed Implementation Plan  Uploaded into FFPMIS
2 Motor Vehicle Procurement Table Uploaded into FFPMIS
3 Branding Strategy and Marketing Plan Uploaded into FFPMIS
4 Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) Uploaded into FFPMIS
5 Letters of Commitment Uploaded into FFPMIS
6 Letters of Suport from Host Country Governments or Other Entities Uploaded into FFPMIS
7 Host Country Agreement Uploaded into FFPMIS
8 Certification, Assurances and Other Statements of the Recipients  Uploaded into FFPMIS

Other Resources

Last updated: February 17, 2017

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