U.S. African Development Foundation

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) in collaboration with Kebbi State Government (KBSG) invites African cooperatives, producer groups, and enterprises to submit proposals for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions that extend their capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.

Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, and agricultural processors in KEBBI STATE working directly in the RICE, DAIRY AND GROUNDNUT sector(s).

Grant awards range in value from US $100,000 to a maximum $250,000. (Award amounts are based on the level of impact to revenue growth, jobs creation, income to farmers and sustainable growth.)

Application Deadline: JANUARY 28, 2019

ELIGIBILITY

USADF/KBSG will only consider proposals from 100% African-owned and managed enterprises, associations, or cooperatives operating in the RICE, DAIRY, and GROUNDNUT sector(s). Applicants must be legally registered in KEBBI STATE, with a proven ability to track, manage, and use internal and external resources to achieve growth.

The majority of USADF’s funding agreements range between $100,000 and $250,000.  USADF does not provide funding to government agencies, political parties, or organizations that are not based in Africa

SELECTION GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS

USADF/KBSG will only consider proposals from 100% African-owned and managed enterprises, associations, or cooperatives operating in the RICE, DAIRY, and GROUNDNUT sector(s). Applicants must be legally registered in KEBBI STATE, with a proven ability to track, manage, and use internal and external resources to achieve growth.

The majority of USADF’s funding agreements range between $100,000 and $250,000.  USADF does not provide funding to government agencies, political parties, or organizations that are not based in Africa

Successful Proposals Must

  • Have a clearly defined market opportunity to grow revenues that can increase farmer incomes.
  • Have a clearly defined plan of how they can increase revenues and farmer incomes in 2- 4 years.
  • Be able to make significant cash or in-kind contributions toward making the project successful.
  • Be able to impact hundreds of farmers.
  • Be able to identify additional financing options available after the USADF grant ends.

Organization Requirements

  1. The organization must be 100% African-owned and managed by country nationals.
  2. The organization must be a legally registered African entity (or in the process of becoming legally registered. Registration must be completed before any funding may be provided).
  3. The organization must demonstrate that it has successfully worked together and has the capability to effectively use grants funds..
  4. The ownership and management must be in agreement on the problem to be addressed and have a commitment to benefit their community.
  5. The organization must have basic functional management and controls to account for USADF funds.

Supporting Documents

  1. Completed Application Form. – Required
  2. Copy of a valid organization or enterprise registration form. – Required
  3. Most Recent Business Plan. – Preferred but Optional
  4. Two Years of Financial Statements – Preferred but Optional

Grant Application Instructions

Send a copy of the completed application form and a copy of the registration document to the address listed below for your country (nigeriakebbi@usadf.gov). Be sure to include a copy of your recent business plan and financial statements if you have them.  Note: USADF is only accepting applications from cooperatives, associations, or enterprises directly involved in the sectors listed for each country in the table below. USADF is not accepting appliactions from NGOs.  Application materials submitted after January 28, 2019 will not be considered.

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