Do you have an idea to help your business or community become more resilient to shocks and disasters? Apply for the Eastern Caribbean Business Resilience Challenge! Applications will open November 22, 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for final submission of applications will be June 2023.

The Opportunity:


  • Flexible funding options on terms catered to your capital needs
  • Workshops and seminars 
  • Assistance creating bankable business proposals

Who should apply:

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), complementary initiatives or projects, and other organizations seeking to make capital investments that are operating in the Eastern or Southern Caribbean.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be operating in one of the eligible countries 
  • Have revenue/financial streams that will produce a rate of return
  • Have an idea or business model to increase business and/or community resilience to disasters
  • Be able to receive loan funding
  • Be able to provide historical financial information 

Eligible countries

Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago. 

For more information, please visit this page.

Caribbean Corporate Investment for Resilience 

This Challenge is part of USAID’s Caribbean Corporate Investment for Resilience Initiative (CCIR). To learn more about the CCIR Blended Finance Mechanism, you can find a factsheet here

The CCIR Blended Finance Mechanism is being managed on behalf of the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance by PM Consulting Group, CollaborateUp, Pan American Development Foundation, and TOTAL Impact Capital.  

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