Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Food for Progress Program; Correction, 55868-55869 [2011-23040]

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Applications received after this date will not be considered. More information can be found at https:// www.fas.usda.gov/food-aid.asp. DATES: I. Funding Opportunity Description In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–19141, on page 45222 in the first column, correct the Web site in ‘‘D. Priorities’’ section to read: D. Priorities https://w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/ FoodAid/2012Solicitation/ FFPrPriorities.pdf In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–19141, on page 45222, in the first column, correct the ‘‘III. Eligibility Information’’ section to read: III. Eligibility Information DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Compliance With 2 CFR 25.200 Foreign Agricultural Service For eligibility requirements, see the Food for Progress regulations (7 CFR 1499.3) and regulations for compliance to 2 CFR 25.200 and 25.110. All applicants submitting applications for the Food for Progress Program under this notice must comply with 2 CFR 25.200 which requires that all entities that apply for the program and do not have an exemption under 2 CFR 25.110 to: (1) Be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) prior to submitting an application or; (2) Maintain an active CCR registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by an agency; and (3) Provide its Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in each application or plan it submits to the agency. Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Food for Progress Program; Correction ACTION: Notice; correction. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published a notice in the Federal Register on July 28, 2011, inviting proposals for the Food for Progress (FFPr) program. The notice stated that eligible applicants could submit proposals through October 26, 2011. This date was incorrect and, by this notice, FAS is correcting the due date to September 30, 2011. Also, this notice serves to inform all applicants of the eligibility requirements, makes minor changes to the application and review process, and provides updates to web links for helpful documents. DATES: Effective: September 9, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Food Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1034, Washington, DC 20250; or by phone: (202) 720–4221; or by fax: (202) 690– 0251; or by e-mail at: ppded@fas.usda.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Compliance With 2 CFR 25.110 Any applicant seeking an exemption to 2 CFR 25.200 may request one in accordance with 2 CFR 25.110(2) by sending a written request to: Director, Food Assistance Division, FAS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Stop 1034, Washington, DC 20250; or by e-mail at: ppded@fas.usda.gov. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2011 / Notices IV. Application and Submission Information In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–19141, on page 45222, in the first column, correct Web site in the second paragraph in ‘‘A. Application Content’’ and ‘‘C. Deadline for Submission’’ section to read: A. Application Content https://w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/ FoodAid/2012Solicitation/ EvalPolicy.pdf C. Deadline for Submission All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, September 30, 2011. Applications received after this date will not be considered. V. Selecting Project Objectives and Results In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–19141, on page 45222, in the second column, correct the ‘‘A. Results Framework’’ and ‘‘B. Incorporating Results Into Proposals’’ sections and correct the Web site in ‘‘C. Additional Information’’ section to read: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Results Frameworks In an effort to use scarce resources more strategically, FAS has developed two results frameworks for the FFPr Program. These frameworks correspond to the highest-level objectives that the FFPr Program strives to achieve: (1) Increase agricultural productivity and (2) expand trade of agricultural products (domestically, regionally, and internationally). Applications that do not contribute to one of these highestlevel objectives will not be funded in FY 2012. The results frameworks are available on the FAS Web site at: https:// w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/FoodAid/ 2012Solicitation/FFPrRFs.pdf B. Incorporating Results Into Proposals Applicants must submit a framework that shows the intended results for the proposed project. The project framework submitted by the applicant must be consistent with one of the program-level frameworks that FAS has developed. Applicants may add results to or subtract results from the framework as appropriate but may not modify any of the remaining results. As an attachment to the Introductory Statement, applicants must provide a strategic analysis of how the proposed project will contribute to one of the highest-level results of the FFPr Program frameworks. The strategic analysis should focus on the countryspecific context for the project and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Sep 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 discuss key problems or barriers that might affect the applicant’s ability to achieve the highest-level result. The strategic analysis should explain why the application includes results for specific portions of the frameworks and excludes results from others. Applicants should include a discussion of existing strengths in the host country or investments by other donors that justify excluding certain results. The strategic analysis should allow FAS to understand what results are addressed by the applicant with FFPr Program funds and which are addressed by other means. Also, the strategic analysis should allow FAS to make sure the application addresses key problems, barriers, or weaknesses in the country. C. Additional Information https://w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/ FoodAid/2012Solicitation/ ROMPolicyGuidance.pdf VI. Application Review Criteria In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–19141, on page 45222, in the third column, add new element (k) under ‘‘2. Indicators for Proposed Activities and FFPr Results (23 percent)’’ section to read: 55869 years as a result of a violation of the agreement by the organization. (b) The organization has failed to pay a single substantial debt, or a number of outstanding debts (not including sums owed the Federal Government under the Internal Revenue Code) owed to any Federal agency or instrumentality, provided the debt is uncontested by the organization or, if contested, provided that the organization’s legal and administrative remedies have been exhausted. (c) The organization has failed to submit to FAS, or has submitted more than 5 business days after the due date, at least two required reports within the past 3 years (unless, prior to the due date for a report, the organization obtained written permission from FAS to submit the report after such date). (d) The organization has, on at least two occasions within the past 3 years, failed to respond, or responded more than 5 business days late, to an FAS deadline for documents required to close out an agreement. Dated: August 30, 2011. Bruce Quick, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2011–23040 Filed 9–8–11; 8:45 am] (k) Does the applicant have a qualified monitoring team? BILLING CODE 3410–10–P In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–19141, on page 45222, in the third column, correct element (a) of ‘‘3. Overall Application Quality (9 percent)’’ to read: (a) Does the application contain all of the components and information required by 7 CFR part 1499 and this notice? In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–19141, on page 45223, in the second column, correct the ‘‘8. The following factors will reduce a proposal’s score because they reflect negatively on an organization’s ability to successfully implement and complete a grant agreement with USDA.’’ section to read: 8. The following factors may negatively reflect on an applicant’s ability to successfully implement and complete a grant agreement with FAS. When one or more of these factors applies to an applicant, FAS will consider such factor(s) and may deduct points when evaluating the applicant’s proposal against certain of the criteria outlined above. The presence of one or more of these factors will not automatically preclude the applicant from receiving a grant. (a) FAS has terminated an agreement with the organization within the past 3 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program; Correction ACTION: Notice; correction. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published a notice in the Federal Register on July 28, 2011, inviting proposals for the McGovernDole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) program. The notice stated that eligible applicants could submit proposals through October 26, 2011. This date was incorrect and, by this notice, FAS is correcting the due date to September 30, 2011. Also, this notice serves to inform all applicants of the eligibility requirements, makes minor changes to the application and review process, and provides updates to web links for helpful documents. DATES: Effective: September 9, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Food Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1034, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 175 (Friday, September 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55868-55869]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23040]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the 
Food for Progress Program; Correction

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published a notice in 
the Federal Register on July 28, 2011, inviting proposals for the Food 
for Progress (FFPr) program. The notice stated that eligible applicants 
could submit proposals through October 26, 2011. This date was 
incorrect and, by this notice, FAS is correcting the due date to 
September 30, 2011. Also, this notice serves to inform all applicants 
of the eligibility requirements, makes minor changes to the application 
and review process, and provides updates to web links for helpful 
documents.

DATES: Effective: September 9, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Food Assistance Division, Office of 
Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1034, Washington, DC 20250; or by phone: 
(202) 720-4221; or by fax: (202) 690-0251; or by e-mail at: 
ppded@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Correction

    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45221, in the first column, correct the DATES section to read:

DATES: All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard 
Time on September 30, 2011. Applications received after this date will 
not be considered. More information can be found at https://www.fas.usda.gov/food-aid.asp.

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45222 in the first column, correct the Web site in ``D. 
Priorities'' section to read:

D. Priorities

    https://w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/FoodAid/2012Solicitation/FFPrPriorities.pdf
    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45222, in the first column, correct the ``III. Eligibility 
Information'' section to read:

III. Eligibility Information

Compliance With 2 CFR 25.200

    For eligibility requirements, see the Food for Progress regulations 
(7 CFR 1499.3) and regulations for compliance to 2 CFR 25.200 and 
25.110. All applicants submitting applications for the Food for 
Progress Program under this notice must comply with 2 CFR 25.200 which 
requires that all entities that apply for the program and do not have 
an exemption under 2 CFR 25.110 to:
    (1) Be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) 
prior to submitting an application or;
    (2) Maintain an active CCR registration with current information at 
all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application 
or plan under consideration by an agency; and
    (3) Provide its Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in 
each application or plan it submits to the agency.

Compliance With 2 CFR 25.110

    Any applicant seeking an exemption to 2 CFR 25.200 may request one 
in accordance with 2 CFR 25.110(2) by sending a written request to: 
Director, Food Assistance Division, FAS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., 
SW., Stop 1034, Washington, DC 20250; or by e-mail at: 
ppded@fas.usda.gov.

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IV. Application and Submission Information

    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45222, in the first column, correct Web site in the second 
paragraph in ``A. Application Content'' and ``C. Deadline for 
Submission'' section to read:

A. Application Content

    https://w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/FoodAid/2012Solicitation/EvalPolicy.pdf

C. Deadline for Submission

    All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 
September 30, 2011. Applications received after this date will not be 
considered.

V. Selecting Project Objectives and Results

    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45222, in the second column, correct the ``A. Results Framework'' 
and ``B. Incorporating Results Into Proposals'' sections and correct 
the Web site in ``C. Additional Information'' section to read:

A. Results Frameworks

    In an effort to use scarce resources more strategically, FAS has 
developed two results frameworks for the FFPr Program. These frameworks 
correspond to the highest-level objectives that the FFPr Program 
strives to achieve: (1) Increase agricultural productivity and (2) 
expand trade of agricultural products (domestically, regionally, and 
internationally). Applications that do not contribute to one of these 
highest-level objectives will not be funded in FY 2012. The results 
frameworks are available on the FAS Web site at: https://w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/FoodAid/2012Solicitation/FFPrRFs.pdf

B. Incorporating Results Into Proposals

    Applicants must submit a framework that shows the intended results 
for the proposed project. The project framework submitted by the 
applicant must be consistent with one of the program-level frameworks 
that FAS has developed. Applicants may add results to or subtract 
results from the framework as appropriate but may not modify any of the 
remaining results. As an attachment to the Introductory Statement, 
applicants must provide a strategic analysis of how the proposed 
project will contribute to one of the highest-level results of the FFPr 
Program frameworks. The strategic analysis should focus on the country-
specific context for the project and discuss key problems or barriers 
that might affect the applicant's ability to achieve the highest-level 
result. The strategic analysis should explain why the application 
includes results for specific portions of the frameworks and excludes 
results from others. Applicants should include a discussion of existing 
strengths in the host country or investments by other donors that 
justify excluding certain results. The strategic analysis should allow 
FAS to understand what results are addressed by the applicant with FFPr 
Program funds and which are addressed by other means. Also, the 
strategic analysis should allow FAS to make sure the application 
addresses key problems, barriers, or weaknesses in the country.

C. Additional Information

    https://w2.fas.usda.gov/excredits/FoodAid/2012Solicitation/ROMPolicyGuidance.pdf

VI. Application Review Criteria

    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45222, in the third column, add new element (k) under ``2. 
Indicators for Proposed Activities and FFPr Results (23 percent)'' 
section to read:

    (k) Does the applicant have a qualified monitoring team?

    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45222, in the third column, correct element (a) of ``3. Overall 
Application Quality (9 percent)'' to read:
    (a) Does the application contain all of the components and 
information required by 7 CFR part 1499 and this notice?
    In the Federal Register of July 28, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-19141, on 
page 45223, in the second column, correct the ``8. The following 
factors will reduce a proposal's score because they reflect negatively 
on an organization's ability to successfully implement and complete a 
grant agreement with USDA.'' section to read:
    8. The following factors may negatively reflect on an applicant's 
ability to successfully implement and complete a grant agreement with 
FAS. When one or more of these factors applies to an applicant, FAS 
will consider such factor(s) and may deduct points when evaluating the 
applicant's proposal against certain of the criteria outlined above. 
The presence of one or more of these factors will not automatically 
preclude the applicant from receiving a grant.
    (a) FAS has terminated an agreement with the organization within 
the past 3 years as a result of a violation of the agreement by the 
organization.
    (b) The organization has failed to pay a single substantial debt, 
or a number of outstanding debts (not including sums owed the Federal 
Government under the Internal Revenue Code) owed to any Federal agency 
or instrumentality, provided the debt is uncontested by the 
organization or, if contested, provided that the organization's legal 
and administrative remedies have been exhausted.
    (c) The organization has failed to submit to FAS, or has submitted 
more than 5 business days after the due date, at least two required 
reports within the past 3 years (unless, prior to the due date for a 
report, the organization obtained written permission from FAS to submit 
the report after such date).
    (d) The organization has, on at least two occasions within the past 
3 years, failed to respond, or responded more than 5 business days 
late, to an FAS deadline for documents required to close out an 
agreement.

    Dated: August 30, 2011.
Bruce Quick,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-23040 Filed 9-8-11; 8:45 am]
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