FY 2024 Strengthening Bangladesh’s Trade Facilitative Phytosanitary Regulatory Systems

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
January 9th, 2024
Close Date
March 15th, 2024
Total Funding
$500,000.00
Award Ceiling
$500,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
USDA-FAS-10960-0700-10-24-0003

Agency

Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Agriculture

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Foreign Agricultural Service is seeking to strengthen Bangladesh's trade facilitative phytosanitary regulatory systems through a cooperative agreement. This opportunity falls under the category of Agriculture and does not require cost sharing or matching. The grant aims to build upon past and current USDA/FAS-sponsored sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulatory technical assistance work in Bangladesh. The recipient will work closely with the Bangladesh National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) and other stakeholders to enhance the institutional and technical capacities of the NPPO in implementing its mandates guided by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The program also aims to facilitate regional dialogues on SPS regulatory harmonization in South and Southeast Asia. The grant has an award ceiling of $500,000 and expects to make one award. The close date for applications is March 15, 2024. For more information on eligibility and close date details, refer to the funding opportunity announcement. Contact Jessica Mudjitaba-Fernández at Jessica.Mudjitaba-Fernandez@usda.gov or +1 301-466-0027 for any inquiries.

Description

FAS seeks to build upon past and current USDA/FAS-sponsored sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulatory technical assistance work in Bangladesh that focused on building the transparency and technical skills of the Government of Bangladesh’s National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO). Past work focused on improving the NPPO’s knowledge of, and, in turn, adherence to, International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)-established standards through workshops and training series. The recipient will work closely with the Bangladesh NPPO, stakeholders within Bangladesh’s agricultural sector, USDA/FAS, and donor in-country partners to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of the NPPO to implement its mandates guided by the IPPC. This program will also collaborate with regional partner programs in South and Southeast Asia to facilitate regional dialogues on SPS regulatory harmonization.

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