One key area USADF and its partners including All On, General Electric (GE), and Power Africa have considered worth investing in is Off-grid energy projects since off-grid energy solution is able to create job opportunities, improve rural livelihoods and contribute to sustainable development in African’s communities. To that extent, Off-Grid Energy challenge was launched in 2013 to bring affordable and renewable energy to rural communities across Africa.
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and its partners invite proposals for innovative off-grid solutions to “power up” underserved areas of Nigeria. Applicants should be developing, scaling up or extending energy technologies to off-grid areas of Nigeria.
The Off-Grid Energy Challenge awards grants of up to $100,000 each to African enterprises providing off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and power local economic activities. Challenge winners will have near-term solutions to power the needs of productive and commercial activities, including agriculture production and processing, off-farm businesses, and commercial enterprises.
To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned, majority Nigerian-owned and managed private companies registered in Nigeria, and must be operating in Nigeria.
In order to apply, applicants should submit the below application template, as well as the required attachments, to OffGridChallengeNigeria@usadf.gov
Download ‘Application Full Details’
Download ‘Request for Proposals’