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USADF Grants for African Agricultural Cooperatives, Groups, and Enterprises

by Victor Adeyemi

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is providing a significant opportunity for African agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through its grant program. The goal of this initiative is to support projects that enhance food security, increase revenue, and promote job creation across Africa’s agricultural sector. 

Additionally, grants will support solutions that extend your organisations’ capabilities to increase your revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth. 

Funding Details

  • Grant Size: Maximum award US $250,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the grants, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The organisation must have successfully operated for at least 2 years, with a minimum of 200 active members or suppliers and the capability to use grant funds effectively.
  • Ownership and management must agree on the issue to be addressed and be committed to benefiting their community.
  • The organisation must demonstrate basic functional management and financial controls for at least 2 years to account for USADF funds.
  • Organisations must be African-owned and led.
  • Applicants must not be government employees or employees of entities majority-owned by the government.

Funding Focus Areas

The USADF grants support proposals from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, and agricultural processors in the target countries. 

Application Process

  • Submission Deadline: Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2024.
  • Selection Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential impact, sustainability, and alignment with USADF’s objectives.

Application Instructions

Your submission must include the following information from your organisation:

  • Financial statements for the last 2 years
  • Registration document
  • Completed grant application form in English or French
  • Applications must be in the sectors identified for each country.
  • Applications can be no more than US $250,000.
  • Submit all documents to the email address in your country’s call for proposals by the specified deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.  

For more information, visit USADF.  

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