Donor: United States African Development Foundation (USADF)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 13.03.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent agency of the United States Government, is seeking applications from organisations that have the expertise and experience to provide technical assistance and support to grassroots groups who are seeking or are recipients of funding from USADF. The prospective Partner organisation will be based in Windhoek. USADF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade (MIT) in Namibia to promote the development of farmer cooperatives, producer associations, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and increase their competitiveness in national, regional, and international markets.

USADF’s Country Program office in Windhoek provides on-going support to projects that have been financed and continues to develop new projects in a participatory manner with local small and medium-sized enterprises that show potential to create employment opportunities, generate incomes, and have broad social impact beyond the project activity.

Funding criteria for USADF’s projects emphasize the following principles:
– community participation and ownership;
– significant economic and social impact on low-income communities; and
– impact commensurate with the level of investment, sustainability, and potential for replication of the activity.

2) Eligibility

Through this RFA, USADF seeks applications from not-for-profit organisations and for-profit firms that are willing to forego profits that would be interested in partnering with USADF to strengthen their own capacity and have the core competency and experience needed to assist small enterprises and community-based economic interest groups in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of community-based enterprise development and expansion projects. Applicant organisations must have experience providing technical assistance, training, organisational management skills, marketing analysis, and production and planning to indigenous community groups and businesses to ensure that their economic activities are financially sustainable, benefit low-income communities, and meet performance targets.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Namibia.

4) Budget

Grant sizes are not mentioned at this stage.

5) Application

Beginning February 13, 2023, an electronic copy of the RFA may be obtained by sending an e-mail request to RFA_NAM__Partner_2023@usadf.gov or on our website http://www.usadf.gov/apply. The submission deadline for proposals is Monday, March 13, 2023 at 16:59 hours Eastern Daylight Time (23:59 Windhoek time). Successful candidates will be contacted within 60 days.

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