U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independently established federal agency saddled with the responsibility of supporting African-led development that grows community enterprises by providing seed capital and technical support. USADF will invest $250,000 in community enterprises and organisations to create and sustain jobs, improve income levels and achieve greater food security. USADF grants range from $50,000 to $250,000 investments, allowing many groups to “right-size” funding to fit their needs and constraints.
The U.S. African Development Foundation hereby 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. Applicants must have proven ability to track, manage, and use internal and external resources to achieve growth.
Proposals will only be accepted from 100% African-owned registered agricultural cooperatives, small-scale producer groups, and agricultural processors working directly in the agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture sectors and their countries are listed here; Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DRC, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Rep of South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
To apply, Visit USADF website HERE
26 thoughts on “Apply for USADF Grant of $250,000”
Pls I’m interested in applying for the grant. Kindly let me know how and where I can apply for it.
To apply visit here: http://www.usadf.gov/apply/
Dear Ayodele Farinde,
Thanks for the information, it just dropped it at the time I was looking forward for such. I would appreciate if you could assist me with guidance on how to fill some of the fields on the application form. Kindly inbox me your Mobile no. So I can call if need be.
Nwadimuya Richard O.
Please advise how to apply send. We are servicing 265 cooperatives who are our members and have a lots of projects in articulation.
Download the proposal, read instruction & apply
Hi, What about Botswana?
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Sir, please could you assist me with guidance on how to fill the form. I have been struggling with it for sometime now.
I will advise any promoter of a 100% African owned enterprise, cooperative, and producer of crops to apply for this grant. It is real, you see between 2011 and 2015 I was involved in this project with some teams here in Kaduna Nigeria. Though they thought earlier it was not possible, the ginger guys here in Kaduna won the grant and learned a lot from the process.
The application is a simple process: Just make sure you have a bankable business plan, your organizations registration document, a clearly written and very convincing proposal to illustrate that you have a market opportunity and a plan to help your members increase revenue remarkably within a few years and create jobs in the process and also impact the lives of 100s of farmers. For Nigerians, this phase, you will have to be involved in either of sorghum, rice, cassava or Aquaculture. Successful candidates can obtain grants to the tune of between N18m and N93m.
Ayodele Farinde, with your permission I can be of help to any of your readers who needs practical help on drafting a proposal or grant-based business plan.
Please can I get your contact details so you could guide me
Can I have Larry moors contact who commented that he can be of help to any person who needs to be put through in the grant proposal application?
How can I access the application form?
Thanks for your willing to finance African Countries who are in need to eliminate poverty via agriusiness.
we the UBURU RICE TRADERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION from Ebonyi state have applied waiting for a favourable reply & to supply other necessary information USADF may require from us –
we are pualtry farmers and we want to start suppling local breed, how can we apply funds please advise
I applied for the 2017/2018 grant I have not heard anything. Am sure am not successful so when is the next one coming up?
I am unable to download application forms for the grant. Can’t find the link. Kindly help.
I am about to process for 2019 Grant again, like I applied for the grant in early January this year and up till now I got no response from you. I put my best in the proposal, all my company documents and farmers status inclusive. There was no acknowledgment from you. Anyways am giving it another shot. I hope we can apply again for 2019?
My company is agro allied, seriously working on the production of aflatoxin free mais, using a product produced by iita, aflasafe. We have over 200 smallholder farmers under our supervision
I am interested in applying for the USADF grant, but the grant application form is written in French. Could you please help me with the English version?
Hi, will please help me get the one page guide at http://www.usadf.gov/apply on how to derive how much farmers will benefit from the project in the first four years. I can’t access the information.
Hey, i wanted to apply for the the Agro-processing funds in Uganda for our Organisation, how do i go for it?
it’s very good to have support but we are looking forward to receiving 16000dollars for Rice and Cassava growing in Eastern U ganga but we have not yet created an organization account will our bydfa project also get a grant update me
everything for our project is organized but we have only not created yet so will they fund our project also a grant
We are group of persons with disabilities in Zambia, Luapula province who have come together and form a disability DPO. in order to embark in developmental activities that can help live a meaningful and independent life in like street baking. the organization is registered legally under company’s name. aim asking how possible it is to participate on the program and if Zambia is among the listed. countries .