USADF - All On Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge Call for Proposals

- February 21, 2018

The U.S. African Development Foundation and All On invites proposals for innovative off-grid solutions to “power up” underserved areas of Nigeria. 

Application Deadline: 1st March 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: The Off-Grid Energy Challenge was launched in 2013 to bring affordable and renewable energy to rural communities across Africa. Since 2013, over $7 million has been invested in 75 energy entrepreneurs in 9 countries to provide off-grid energy solutions to rural communities

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.

Through the Challenge, USADF and its partners, including All On, General Electric (GE), and Power Africa support energy entrepreneurs in 9 countries across the continent, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. To date, USADF has funded over 75 African energy entrepreneurs, totaling an investment of $7 million in off-grid energy solutions.

Type: Contest, Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: 
  1. Applicants should be developing, scaling up or extending energy technologies to off-grid areas of Nigeria.
  2. applicants must be 100% African-owned, majority Nigerian-owned and managed private companies registered in Nigeria, and must be operating in Nigeria.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Maximum award US $100,000

How to Apply: 
  1. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (Links in the Program Webpage Link below)
  2. In order to apply, applicants should submit the below application template, as well as the required attachments, to OffGridChallengeNigeria@usadf.gov by March 1, 2018.


Award Providers: USADF, All On.
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