The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) issued a call for initial proposals to expand its grant-based support for feasibility studies, technical assistance and pilot projects that advance the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa and Power Africa initiatives, as well as USTDA’s Access Africa initiative.
“USTDA is ideally positioned to support America’s long-term commercial engagement in Africa, and in the most critical sectors impacting the continent’s economic growth,” said Todd Abrajano, USTDA’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agency. “With this call for initial proposals, we intend to support quality infrastructure – sourced from America – that will benefit millions of Africans for generations to come.”
USTDA accepts proposals to advance infrastructure projects in developing and middle-income countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with a priority emphasis on agribusiness, energy, healthcare, ICT and transportation. Grant funding from USTDA can be used for feasibility studies, technical assistance or pilot projects to structure sustainable infrastructure projects.
USTDA is an implementing agency of Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership to increase access to electrical power and support private sector investments in African energy infrastructure. USTDA is also an implementing agency of Prosper Africa, a U.S. government initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa. Through its Access Africa initiative, USTDA is supporting quality ICT infrastructure across Africa.
USTDA will accept initial proposals through December 7, 2020. Initial proposal requirements can be found here.