DEADLINE: 17th May 2021
The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is currently receiving applications from registered African agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, processors and enterprises for grant financing. USADF is accepting applications from the following value chains in different countries:
Benin: banana, cashew, maize, rice, shea, soy
Burkina Faso: cashew, honey/beeswax, maize, onions, rice, shea butter, tomatoes
Burundi: coffee, palm oil, potato, rice
Côte d’Ivoire: cashew, cassava, cocoa, rice
Democratic Republic of the Congo: cocoa, coffee, fishing, job training/youth employment, livestock, renewable energy, rice
Guinea: fish farming, off-grid energy, palm oil, shea
Kenya: fishing, livestock, maize, rice, sorghum
Liberia: cassava, cocoa, goat, palm oil, rice, vegetables
Mali: cashew, fonio, gum arabic, maize, millet, rice, shea, sorghum, sweet peas
Malawi: horticulture, legumes, oil seeds, rice, tree crops
Mauritania: animal husbandry, cowpeas, gum Arabic, maize, milk, millet, rice, sorghum, vegetables & fruits
Rwanda: beans, coffee, maize, rice, tea
South Sudan: cassava, coffee, maize, shea, sorghum
Somalia: fishing, frankincense, job training/youth employment, livestock, rice, sesame
Tanzania: beans, coffee, cotton, horticulture, maize, rice
Uganda: cassava, coffee, maize, rice
Zambia: agri-energy hybrid, dairy, fish farming, oil seeds, rice
Zimbabwe: potatoes, coffee, beans, soybean, maize, groundnuts, sesame, tomatoes, onions, chilies, herbs and spices, small grains, fruits, livestock, off-grid energy
Your organization must demonstrate that it has successfully worked together for a minimum of 2 years, has a minimum of 200 active members or suppliers, and has the capability to effectively use grants funds.
Your ownership and management must be in agreement on the problem to be addressed and have a commitment to benefit your community.
Your organization must demonstrate the capability to account for USADF funds by showing you have a minimum of 2 years of basic functional management and financial controls in place.
Your organization must be 100% African-owned and African-led.
USADF is not accepting applications from non-government organizations (NGOs) and intermediaries. Your organization must be an agricultural cooperative, producer group, processor, or business.
Successful Proposals Must
Have a clearly defined market opportunity to grow revenues that can increase incomes.
Have a clearly defined plan of how you can increase revenues and incomes in 2- 4 years.
Commit significant cash or specific in-kind contributions toward the grant activity.
Be able to directly impact hundreds of people and community members.
Be able to identify a path for continued growth and financing after the USADF grant ends.
Not exceed US $250,000.
Special consideration will be given to applications that incorporate innovative strategies to make use of new approaches and technologies, including complementary finance and information technology.
Special consideration will also be given to women-owned organizations and applications that promote youth entrepreneurship and employment.
To apply please visit: https://www.usadf.gov/apply