Updated Feb 02, 2019

USADF-All On Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge

Offered by United States African Development Foundation as part of Off-Grid Energy Challenge and Power Africa

USADF and All On invite you to submit proposals for innovative off-grid solutions to “power up” underserved areas of Nigeria. Applicants should be developing, scaling up or extending energy technologies to off-grid areas of Nigeria.
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Grant, Loan, EquityType
Open Year RoundDeadline
Up to $100,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Created inNigeria
Implemented In:
Focus AreasEnergy

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

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesApplications will only be considered if they express clearly how they will benefit marginalized, grassroots people in Nigeria, including also ideally showing demonstrable positive impacts for female beneficiaries and people living in the Niger Delta.

Winning proposals will explain all tangible improvements to lives of women and girls, including whether and how company targets women for capacity building/employment.

Planned Usage of Funds

A detailed budget justification is to be included. The narrative should describe why the proposed equipment is appropriate in size and scope for this plan. This is to show why each budget item proposed is required and why each budget item is needed at that level. Examples: Why are these sizes of solar panels required? Why is this size of generator required?

Management TeamTo be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned, majority Nigerian-owned and -managed private companies registered in Nigeria and must be operating in Nigeria.Passports or other government-issued IDs of owners and senior managers must be submitted with the applications.REQUIRED
Potential for ScaleApplications will only be considered if they express clearly how they will achieve profitability
Financial Statements

Applicants need to be legally registered in Nigeria and demonstrate the capacity to track and manage the project resources and operate in good standing with the local governments in which they operate.

Application Directions

In order to apply, applicants should submit the below application template, as well as the required attachments, to OffGridChallengeNigeria@usadf.gov



Past Funded Innovations Of USADF-All On Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge

OCT 2017
  • $124,000PENDING
    1. TITLELeveraging Model Renewable Energy Penetration in Tanzania
    2. TYPEGrant
    3. FOCUS AREASEnvironment
    4. IMPLEMENTED INEnvironment
    5. FUNDINGUSADF-All On Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge
    6. ORGANIZATIONUnited States African Development FoundationUnited States African Development Foundation as part of Off-Grid Energy Challenge, Power AfricaOff-Grid Energy Challenge, Power Africa
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