Invitation for Submissions: United States African Development Foundation’s Revamped Program for African Women Entrepreneurs

Invitation for Submissions: United States African Development Foundation’s Revamped Program for African Women Entrepreneurs

Grant Overview and Eligibility Criteria

The 2024 African Women Entrepreneurs Program-Reimagined, organized by the USADF in collaboration with the US Department of State Africa Bureau, presents an opportunity for eligible applicants in select countries.

Specifically, this grant cycle welcomes applications exclusively from Namibia, Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, and Zambia.

Qualification Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must meet stringent criteria.

First and foremost, the enterprise must be woman-owned and entirely African-owned and managed.

The business should have legal registration and operational history within the applicant’s country for a minimum of three years.

Additionally, the enterprise must demonstrate basic functional management, financial controls for at least 3 years, and a banking track record of no less than 12 months.

Eligibility Criteria Breakdown

The key eligibility criteria include:

  • Over 50% ownership and management by women.
  • Complete African ownership (100%).
  • Operational and legal existence for a minimum of three years.
  • Location and operation within a designated USADF program country.
  • Approval confirmation from UEI (Unconditional Eligibility Indicator).
  • Detailed proposal outlining the allocation of grant funds.
  • Exclusion of business owners who are government employees.
  • Requirement for the entity to be income-generating and not for profit.

Required Application Documents

Applicants are mandated to provide crucial documentation, including proof of ownership or shareholder information, registration details, and confirmation of UEI approval from SAM.gov.

Application Submission Deadline

All applications should be emailed to [email protected] no later than midnight on January 21, 2024.

The application form is available for download through the provided link.

Further Information

For additional details and comprehensive information about the grant, applicants are encouraged to click on the designated link.

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