Sole-Source Proposals

When an overseas project sponsor joins with a U.S. firm as a partner or preferred supplier, USTDA can provide a “sole-source” grant so the project sponsor can enter into a contract with the U.S. firm to perform the project preparation work. The U.S. firm needs to submit a detailed project proposal to USTDA and typically share the cost of the work and participate in a success fee program. 

USTDA’s Document Center contains the required forms and guidelines.

Competed Proposals

For overseas project sponsors that don’t have a U.S. firm as a partner or preferred supplier, USTDA will facilitate a competitive process in which U.S. firms submit proposals directly to you. USTDA can also offer assistance that helps overseas project sponsors define infrastructure priorities, so that they can become eligible for USTDA funding consideration. As a USTDA grantee, you are required to select a U.S. firm to perform your project preparation work; however, there is no further obligation to procure U.S. goods or services once a USTDA activity is complete.

Inquiries and project descriptions may be sent via the following form:

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USTDA's mission involves promoting American exports. The Agency is committed to assist in the protection of project developers’ intellectual property, and any project proposals submitted to USTDA are protected from improper disclosure under U.S. law.  Please note that proposals submitted by different developers may contain ideas for similar projects, and USTDA reserves the right to select proposals for further consideration without regard to potential competition or conflict with other similar project proposals.


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You may also send an e-mail to the USTDA regional staff managing Agency-funded activities in the country where the project is located: