GHANA POULTRY PROJECT
FUNDED BY USDA
Ghana Poultry Program (GPP) is a five-year (2015-2020) project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA and Technoserve, to expand local production and processing of poultry meat and eggs in Ghana.
GPP’s goal is to increase Ghana’s Poultry Value Chain’s commercial performance by establishing strong linkages between input suppliers, producers, processors and end market actors. It also aims at promoting the adoption of quality standards; strengthening business planning and market-penetration strategies while reinforcing buyer-supplier linkages in the largest poultry-producing regions.
GPP’s targeted Value Chain Enhancement Grant Fund is designed to increase efficiency along the poultry supply chain by leveraging private investment in Equipment, Technology, Value-added processing, and marketing by agribusiness enterprises.
The grant is intended to strengthen the Poultry sector by helping producers and poultry sector related organizations to address identified constraints and needs to increase efficiencies through provision of technical assistance, production and quality improvement, standards and certifications procedures; capacity building, among others. Specifically, grants will as well be awarded for innovations introduced in proposed concepts which will lead to improved poultry trade and increased storage capacities.
Target Project Locations
GPP target areas are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern and Brong-Ahafo Regions. Agribusinesses that apply should operate or have a link to the poultry sector in these areas GPP is seeking concept notes to implement capacity building activities from agribusiness organizations working in the poultry sector to increase productivity for poultry farmers, add value and improve efficiency in the poultry value chain, and improve quality of Ghanaian poultry products. By supporting these activities GPP anticipates to achieve the following objectives:
1. Improve competitiveness of the Ghanaian poultry sector;
2. Expand local production of competitive broiler meat to supply to growing demands;
3. Improve the profitability of egg production;
4. Expand national and regional trade in poultry products, in sector-related inputs and service markets, and input distribution networks;
5. Promote mutually beneficial (win-win) relationships between market actors in the poultry value chain;
6. Build/expand poultry sector related organization’s capacity to a) provide services, support, information, and networks; b) improve poultry production, products, and diversification; c) increase access to financial services, markets, and poultry inputs.
GPP anticipates awarding multiple grants to poultry industry support organizations, civil society organizations, producer organizations, private enterprises, and other producer and trade organizations committed to adopting innovative production, processing, and marketing strategies/practices, and supporting their professional membership to grow and diversify commercial activities.
Eligible applicants should submit a maximum of 3-page concept paper (only English written documents will be accepted) to GPP’s email: email@example.com.
The concept paper must be in the format provided in the following link:
https://tinyurl.com/yd3ueyqx. An instruction for the completion of concepts notes can also be found at https://tinyurl.com/y8y8gwmx. Hard copies of concept note format and instruction may be obtained from our regional offices.
If for any reason an applicant is unable to submit a soft copy of concept note to the email provided above, our regional offices in Accra, Kumasi or Brong-Ahafo may be contacted for the submission of hard copies.
For a concept to be successful and qualify for further considerations, it should clearly address at least one or more of the following areas of concern in the poultry industry:
i. Embedded management services such as market information, extension, and provisions for securing pre-financing inputs;
ii. Investments that enable improvements in establishing quality control mechanisms and ensuring conformity to standards in end markets, including strategic upgrading of testing and diagnostic laboratory services;
iii. Support for investments in infrastructure to improve the capacity of production
businesses to expand existing commercial contracts for the delivery of goods and
services, including storage facilities, feed mills, poultry housing, etc. for vertically
integrated poultry production Agribusinesses.
A list of possible activities eligible for funding can be found on the following link:
Concept notes will be reviewed in terms of responsiveness to the APS, and the criteria below:
~ Must be commercial and have sustainable impact in the poultry sector;
~ Encourages the uptake of technology and innovations to address specific challenges in Ghana’s Poultry sector;
~ Demonstrates ability to show tangible and verifiable results/outcomes;
~ Expands the scale, impact, or improves efficiency of poultry supply chain in Ghana, andDemonstrate how the proposed work will contribute to GPP’s objectives especially.
Please note that GPP will not award grant to firms not registered to undertake poultry production/poultry related business activities in Ghana GPP will notify and invite grantees/organizations with acceptable concept notes to submit full grant applications. The full grant application will seek detailed on the activities and a budget to support the application. GPP staff will be available to facilitate the application process by offering clarifications and guidance to applicants upon request.
The issuance of Request for Concept notes does not commit ACDI/VOCA to make an award to any prospective grantee who shall respond to this solicitation. Prospective grantees will not be reimbursed for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application.
ACDI/VOCA reserves the right to reject any and all applications, or to make changes to the solicitation document without further discussion or negotiations. But any such change will be communicated to potential grantees.
i. The Grants Committee will undertake a review and evaluation of the full application to determine further eligibility to receive the grant support;
ii. The review will include financial management capability, property and procurement standards, environmental impact and the gender aspects of an organization among other criteria;
iii. Following the completion of all reviews, due diligence will be conducted after which successful applications will be sent to the Awards Management Services (AMS) department of ACDI/VOCA for the grant approval;
iv. All applications, whether successful or not successful, will receive written or web-based confirmation of the result from the GPP Grants Team;
v. Applications that are unsuccessful may be modified by the applicant based on GPP’s feedback and resubmitted;
vi. Grantees who are successful will be invited for negotiations, sign a Grant Agreement and certifications with the GPP program to receive the award.
All programs related to grants must have quantifiable goals and results that can be measured and reported on. Specific targets for project activities must be indicated in the grant application. Failure to reach project targets may result in the withdrawal of the grant award.
Anticipated grants will ranges from GHȻ16,000 to GHȻ85,000. Grant above GHȻ85,000 but less than GHȻ210,000 will be given a special consideration only if such an amount is required for success on a large scale. Further, the specific grant instrument will be determined during the negotiation process.
The period of performance for each Grant Agreement shall be within a maximum of one year after signing. Under no circumstances will any Grant Agreement be approved to operate past Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (3 months before GPP’s closure).
CONCEPT NOTE SUBMISSION DEADLINE
GPP will review concept notes on a rolling base and reserves the right to request additional concept notes if there are sufficient funds available. This APS may be amended either to establish subsequent deadlines for additional applications or
to indicate that an award(s) has/have been made and that no further funding is available.
To obtain an electronic copy of this APS, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yc789ssr or contact our regional offices for hard copies.
The following certifications will be completed before GPP will grant an award to a prospective
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