The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.
Maximum award US $250,000
Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, small-scale producer groups, and agricultural processors working directly in the sectors and countries listed below.
GRANT PROPOSAL PERIOD OPENS NOVEMBER 15, 2017
AND CLOSES JANUARY 29, 2018
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT?
USADF will only consider proposals from 100% African-owned enterprises, associations or cooperatives operating in the specified country sectors. Applicants must be legally registered in their country, with a with a proven ability to track, manage, and use internal and external resources to achieve growth.
The majority of USADF’s funding agreements range between $100,000 and $250,000. USADF does not provide funding to government agencies, political parties, or organizations that are not based in Africa
Successful Proposals Must
Grant Application Instructions
Send a copy of the completed application form and a copy of the registration document to the address listed below for your country. Be sure to include a copy of your recent business plan and financial statements if you have them. Note: USADF is only accepting applications from cooperatives, associations, or enterprises directly involved in the sectors listed for each country in the table below. USADF is not accepting appliactions from NGOs. Application materials submitted after January 29, 2018 will not be considered.
(For assistance with estimating revenues and income for application question number 5 in section C, click on the following link.)
(For assistance with estimating your contribution level for application question number 2 in section D, click on the following link.)
Grant Application Selection, Award and Implementation Process
USADF will review all applications and will contact those organizations that best fit country strategies and objectives. A site visit will be conducted and finalists will be referred to USADF Washington for a final assessment and selection. Once an application is selected by USADF Washington, a local USADF Technical Partner will be assigned to the organization to help complete additional Grant Design and Budget steps. After the design steps are completed USADF will enter into a formal agreement to award grant funds to the organization. The USADF Technical Partner will continue to assist the organization during the grant implementation period. Grant funds are disbursed to the organization over the grant period as the organization achieves the plans, activities, and outcomes of the grant design. Grant organizations report to USADF on a quarterly basis.
COUNTRY, SECTOR, AND CONTACT INFORMATION
USADF is only accepting grant applications from organizations and enterprises working in the following countries and sectors.
|Country||Sector||Send Materials to|
|Benin||Maize, Cassava, Cashew, Shea Nuts||Benin@usadf.gov|
|Burkina Faso||Onion, Shea, Rice, Cashew||BurkinaFaso@usadf.gov|
|Burundi||Coffee,Palm Oil, Rice||Burundi@usadf.gov|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||Coffee, Maize, Rice||DRC@usadf.gov|
|Guinea||Palm Oil, Shea, Textiles||Guinea@usadf.gov|
|Kenya||Horticulture, Livestock, Dairy, Fish||Kenya@usadf.gov|
|Malawi||Rice, Legumes, Sunflower||Malawi@usadf.gov|
|Mali||Cereals (Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Maize), Horticulture, Livestock||Mali@usadf.gov|
|Mauritania||Livestock, Horticulture, Forestry Products||Mauritania@usadf.gov|
|Niger||Irrigated Horticulture, Livestock, Rice||Niger@usadf.gov|
|Nigeria||Sorghum, Rice, Cassava, Aquaculture||Nigeria@usadf.gov|
|Rwanda||Coffee, Tea, Maize, Rice||Rwanda@usadf.gov|
|Senegal||Rice, Horticulture, Tree Crops, Millet||Senegal@usadf.gov|
|South Sudan||Cassava, Sesame, Groundnuts, Horticulture||RepofSouthSudan@usadf.gov|
|Tanzania||Coffee, Horticulture, Cereals||Tanzania@usadf.gov|
|Uganda||Coffee, Maize, Rice, Cassava||Uganda@usadf.gov|
|Zambia||Sunflower, Dairy, Rice||Zambia@usadf.gov|
|Zimbabwe||Horticulture, Fruits, Grains||Zimbabwe@usadf.gov|
Illustration Photo: Climate-smart farm in Kenya (credits: Cecilia Schubert / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))