USTDA Grants

Category: Finance
Sub-Category: Grant Funding
Users: Project Developers, U.S. Companies
Donor: United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Donor Countries: United States of America

Grant support open to project developers and host governments for feasibility studies, technical assistance, pilot projects & other project planning activities. Support for project right up to project implementation.

Location: Sub Saharan Africa
On- or Off-Grid: Both

Low- and middle-income countries, with priority given to select countries in each region.


Grant recipients must be host country entities and are required to select U.S. firms to perform USTDA-funded activities. Project must: (1) be likely to receive implementation financing, and in addition, have a procurement process that provides "equal access" to U.S. firms; (2) represent an opportunity for sales of U.S. goods and services that is many times greater than the initial investment of USTDA assistance; (3) be a development priority of the project sponsor and country where the project is located and have the endorsement of the U.S. Embassy in that nation. It may also involve U.S. companies that are facing market entry problems and/or strong competition from foreign companies which often receive subsidies and other support from their governments.

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Last updated: February 17, 2018

Last updated: June 01, 2020