ABOUT PROJECT: The USAID-funded Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (hereinafter referred to as ‘Livestock and Nutrition’) project in Bangladesh is implemented by ACDI/VOCA. The five-year project aims to impact rural household nutrition, incomes, and livestock markets for male and female livestock farmers. The project’s geographic focus is USAID's Feed the Future Zone of influence (ZOI), which covers 20 districts of Barisal, Dhaka, and Khulna divisions as well as the Resilience Focus Area of Cox’s Bazar and the Bandarban districts of the Chattogram Division.

The project works to increase livestock productivity among female and male producers through increased access to better livestock management techniques and primary animal healthcare services; improved access of rural households to hygienic, diverse, and high-quality food to enhance nutrition and health status, especially among women and children; and improved nutrition-related behaviors of rural households. The project also focuses on the revitalization of direct linkages between local government and private actors, as well as livestock farmers in the project’s target zone, to ensure appropriate incentives for ongoing improvements in livestock production, household nutrition, and sustainable provision of demand-driven services inclusive of females and males. The Livestock and Nutrition project shall address opportunities and constraints associated with the beef cattle, dairy, and livestock value chains described in Annex A in the RFA.

ABOUT THE RFA: Qualified and capable Bangladeshi entities are invited to submit applications that (1) improves female and male market actors’ capacity to provide livestock farmers in project areas with high-quality inputs and livestock extension services (embedded and stand-alone) on breeding and rearing practices, animal health, artificial insemination, and hygienic milk collection, preservation, and processing; (2) support male and female input and output market actors develop innovative business models that increase sourcing and selling of livestock products to foster income growth for participating households; and (3) increase consumption of milk and meat products, improving nutritional status of women and children through a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that triggers nutrition behavior change.
ACDI/VOCA anticipates awarding approximately six to eight grants to fund successful applications submitted in response to this request for applications (RFA). The length of the projects under the grant may be six months to a maximum of one year. The total amount of funding currently available for this RFA is approximately 300,000 USD.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: Interested applicants are requested to visit ACDI/VOCA’s Livestock and Nutrition project website ( to review the full RFA including scope of work, eligibility requirements, and instructions for submitting the application and budget. You can also request for the RFA format to

Any questions regarding the RFA must be submitted by email to no later than January 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM Dhaka time. All RFA applications must be in English and submitted electronically to no later than February 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM Dhaka time.