Improving Education, Food Security and Health of School-Aged Children in Developing Countries

Jun 12, 2013 |
The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern-Dole) provides for the donation of agricultural commodities and the provision of financial and technical assistance to improve the education, food security and health of school-age children, especially girls, in developing countries. Commodities are made available for donation through agreements with private voluntary organizations, cooperatives, intergovernmental organizations and foreign governments. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is focusing McGovern-Dole resources toward improving the education and health of school-aged children. FAS expects an appropriation of approximately $184 million in FY 2014. Grants provided under McGovern-Dole normally average $15 million. FAS typically awards 7 to 10 grants annually for McGovern-Dole. Funded projects are anticipated to start in September 2014 and are normally implemented for 3 years. All applications must be submitted to USDA by 5:00 p.m.(EDT), August 2, 2013. For further information regarding the McGovern-Dole solicitation, please visit the FAS website.