ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced today a call for initial proposals from project sponsors in sub-Saharan Africa or U.S. companies working with African project sponsors. These entities are invited to submit an initial concept paper (not to exceed five pages) on energy-related projects to USTDA no later than Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:00pm Eastern Time to be considered for funding.
The proposal should include a brief description of the project’s size and status, including project location, economic fundamentals, equipment and technology requirements, legal and regulatory considerations, and the purpose and amount of USTDA funding requested. The proposal should also outline the sponsor’s experience, potential options for financing the project, risks that the project faces, and estimated potential for U.S. content in the project’s implementation. USTDA’s full proposal guidelines are available on its website.
USTDA projects are assessed for viability, including proven technologies, as well as their social and environmental impact. USTDA funding is open to private and public beneficiaries on a 100 percent grant basis.
USTDA is an implementing agency of both the Power Africa and U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance programs, which seek to increase access to electrical power and support private sector investments in African clean energy infrastructure. USTDA’s investments under these programs provide critical early-stage support to advance new power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure.
To get further information and begin the proposal process, please contact PowerAfrica@ustda.gov.