Donor: U.S. Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: DOS-AF-DRC-PDS-FY23-04
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 05.07.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 30.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 30.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Democratic Republic of the Congo


1) Objective

The U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out an Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program to train and enhance the capacity of 100 women entrepreneurs across the DRC, targeting women in conflict areas.

By promoting women’s economic opportunities and ensuring that women have the capabilities and resources needed to participate in the economy, the AWE program directly supports the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. In the DRC, AWE will harness the power of public-private sponsors, local partnerships and U.S. exchange alumni networks to help women and their business grow, driving localized prosperity.

2) Eligibility

The following organizations are eligible to apply: Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience; Individuals; Non-profit educational institutions; Governmental institutions.

3) Location

Actions must take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Priority cities are: Kinshasa, Matadi, Kisangani, Goma, Bukavu, Lubumbashi, Mbujimayi, Beni, and Bandundu.

4) Budget

Grants may range from $30,000-$30,000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 5 July 2023.

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