#Opportunity: USADF, All On Open 2018 Off-grid $100,000 Energy Challenge

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Following the announcement of a $3 million public-private partnership in 2017, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and ‘All On’, an independent impact investing company have officially opened the application period for the 2018 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge.

Aimed at identifying innovative off-grid solutions to “power up” underserved areas in Nigeria, the challenge will provide $100,000 per enterprise for successful applications to facilitate innovative, clean energy solutions to accelerate the country’s economic growth.

USADF and All On will consider proposals from 100% African-owned and 100% African-managed enterprises who may be developers of their own technology and/or acquiring and implementing technologies developed elsewhere.

To Apply, applicants:

  • Need to be legally registered in Nigeria
  • Should demonstrate the capacity to track and manage project resources
  • Should be able to operate in good standing with the local governments in their areas of operation.

Benefits

Successful applicants will receive up to $100,000 in the form of 50% returnable capital from All On and 50% grant seed funding and technical assistance from USADF.

Deadline

The 2018 application portal closes on March 1, 2018 and winners will be announced by the end of June 2018.

Apply Now!

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