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


Winning applicants will receive:

  • Grant capital up to $250,000 from USADF
  • Access to intensive local technical assistance and governance support


To be considered for the Challenge. applicants must be majority African-owned and -managed private companies and organizations (including non-profit and not-for-profit) registered and operating in any of these countries in Africa (Benin, Burundi, Céte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (South Kivu), Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).

Method of Application

  • All instructions to apply are included in the document labeled “RFP,” uploaded below.
  • The application template for applicants to fill in is also uploaded below.
  • Applicants must send the completed application template, as well as all required attachments, on or before January 31, 2024.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first come, first-serve basis, so it is advised that applicants submit their proposals as soon as possible.

For More Information,

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Application Deadline: January 31, 2024.