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Submit Concept Notes for the Power Africa Initiative

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Through the Power Africa Initiative which is an effort of the US government to support economic growth and development in Sub-Saharan Africa by increasing supply of and access to reliable, affordable and lower carbon emissions (when possible) power in the SSA; The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites Concept Papers from private sector for partnership in Power Africa Initiative under the Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program. The concept papers should focus on advancing the success and achieving the goals of Power Africa Initiative. Priority will be given to alliance building in six priority countries (Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) and select host government and regional institutions in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA).

Eligibility criteria:

  • Private sector and organizations working with the private sector are eligible to become partner in the Power Africa Initiative.
  • US and non-US private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, US and non-US Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, international organizations, US and non-US colleges and universities, civic groups, regional organizations, etc.
  • All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law.
  • An individual cannot apply as an applicant.

The Power Africa Initiative is $2.0 to $7.5 million project. Each selected partner will be offered up to $100,000 to $3 million to conduct the project.

Priority Areas:

  1. Financing Strategies for Power Production
  2. Late Stage Power Sector Transaction Support Small Scale Power Projects and Rural Electrification/Mini-Grids Support
  3. Power Sector Regulatory and Institutional Strengthening and Policy Reform
  4. Power Sector Training, Mentoring, Networking and Internships
  5. Power Sector Risk Mitigation Strategies
  6. Development or Piloting of Innovative Energy Technologies

Deadline: 18 November 2015

Applications must be submitted in English language via email by the deadline. Selected Concept Papers will be invited to submit full application.

For more information, please visit grants.gov and search for funding opportunity number RFA-623-14-000002.

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