USADF Funding Opportunities 2022

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USADF Accelerate Africa Entrepreneurship Challenge

USADF is excited to request proposals for the USADF Accelerate Africa Entrepreneurship Challenge. Proposals are invited from eligible African youth and women-led enterprises. Selected enterprises will receive funding in the form of grant capital of up to $250,000. To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned and -managed private companies registered and operating in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

All instructions to apply are included in “Request for Proposals” linked below. The application template for applicants to complete is also linked below. Applicants must submit the completed application template, as well as all required attachments, on or before September 30, 2022. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so it is advised that applicants submit their proposals as soon as possible.

For details on eligibility and full application instructions, please refer to the Request for Proposals document below.


USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge

USADF is excited to request proposals for the USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Proposals are invited from eligible African off-grid energy companies. Selected enterprises will receive funding in the form of grant capital of up to $250,000. To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned and -managed private companies registered and operating in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

All instructions to apply are included in “Request for Proposals” linked below. The application template for applicants to complete is also linked below. Applicants must submit the completed application template, as well as all required attachments, on or before September 30, 2022. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so it is advised that applicants submit their proposals as soon as possible.

For details on eligibility and full application instructions, please refer to the Request for Proposals document below.


Call for Proposals

Deadline for applications: September 9, 2022

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Program (SIRP) invite proposals from African cooperatives, producer groups, registered irrigation schemes, Farmer Group Associations located within a 10km radius of irrigation schemes, SMEs working with irrigation schemes, and enterprises for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.

Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, and SMEs in Zimbabwe working directly in the Agriculture value chain. Innovative approaches to agricultural and economic development will also be considered.

Maximum award US $50,000

For details on eligibility and full application instructions, please refer to the documents below:


Call for Proposals — USADF Uganda

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) invites proposals from African cooperatives, producer groups, and enterprises for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.

Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer associations, agricultural processors, youth-led enterprises, and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda working directly in the coffee, maize, rice, cassava, vegetable oil (including palm oil), and dairy sectors. Innovative approaches to agricultural and economic development will also be considered. This includes, but is not limited to, digitization, information technology, and agricultural solutions using renewable energy.

The maximum award amount US$250,000.

Download the Grant Application here. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022.

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USADF invites applications from registered African agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, processors, and enterprises for grant financing.  Grants will support solutions that extend your organization’s own capabilities to increase your revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.

USADF is accepting applications in the following countries and sectors:

Burkina Faso: cashew, honey/beeswax, maize, onions, rice, shea butter, tomatoes Burkina Faso apply here
Burundi: coffee, palm oil, potato, rice Burundi apply here
Liberia: cassava, cocoa, goat, palm oil, rice, vegetables Liberia apply here
Senegal: rice, millet, maize, horticulture, banana, cashew Senegal apply here
South Sudan: cassava, coffee, maize, shea, sorghum, sesame South Sudan apply here
Somalia: fishing, frankincense, job training/youth employment, livestock, rice, sesame Somalia apply here
Uganda: cassava, coffee, maize, rice Uganda apply here
Zambia: agri-energy hybrid, dairy, fish farming, oil seeds, rice Zambia apply here

You can learn more about the call for application here and Download Grant Application

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Closes September 30, 2022
Organizer United States African Development Foundation
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Agribusiness, Agritech, Clean technology and energy, Renewable energy, Solar power
SDG (17) All

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