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Call for Proposals: USADF-All On Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge 2019

 The U.S. African Development Foundation and All On invites proposals for innovative off-grid solutions to “power up” underserved areas of Nigeria. 

Application Deadline: 15th March 2019

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: The Off-Grid Energy Challenge was launched in 2013 to bring affordable and renewable energy to rural communities across Africa. Since 2013, over $7 million has been invested in 75 energy entrepreneurs in 9 countries to provide off-grid energy solutions to rural communities

The Off-Grid Energy Challenge awards grants of up to $100,000 each to African enterprises providing off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and power local economic activities.  Challenge winners will have near-term solutions to power the needs of productive and commercial activities, including agriculture production and processing, off-farm businesses, and commercial enterprises.

Through the Challenge, USADF and its partners, including All On, General Electric (GE), and Power Africa support energy entrepreneurs in 9 countries across the continent, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. To date, USADF has funded over 75 African energy entrepreneurs, totaling an investment of $7 million in off-grid energy solutions.

Type: Contest, Entrepreneurship


  • Applicants should be developing, scaling up or extending energy technologies to off-grid areas of Nigeria.
  • applicants must be 100% African-owned, majority Nigerian-owned and managed private companies registered in Nigeria, and must be operating in Nigeria.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Maximum award US $100,000

How to Apply: 

  • DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (Links in the Program Webpage Link below)
  • In order to apply, applicants should submit the below application template, as well as the required attachments, to by March 15, 2019.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: USADF, All On.

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