The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), in partnership with General Electric Africa (GE) and the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) are requesting proposals for the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge Round Two. In Round One, the Challenge awarded grants of up to US $100,000 to six winners in Kenya and Nigeria. In 2014, proposals of up to US $100,000 per award will be considered and approximately eighteen awards are anticipated.

Three ECOWAS countries are eligible to participate on this call for proposals which includes Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. To be eligible to participate, applicants must be located and have their projects implemented on those countries.

Projects are to be focused on increasing sustainable energy access – particularly off-grid solutions – extending the delivery of electrification to un-served and underserved communities in the target countries. The type of renewable energy technologies to be proposed may include, but not limited to, solar, biogas, biomass, hydro, wind, direct use geothermal and hybrid systems.

In this second round of competition, eighteen winning proposals – approximately three per country - will be selected, with the funding of each proposal up to a maximum of US $100,000.  The deadline for applicants to submit their projects is June 20th, 2014.

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