Updated Apr 21, 2021CLOSED


Offered by U.S. Agency for International Development

As part of the Feed the Future initiative, the USAID/Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge seeks to spur,recognize, and reward outstanding business plans from both commercially viable youth-led enterprises and mid-stage enterprises in Nigeria that can rapidly expand their activities to improve food production and/or food security, thus improving the resilience of vulnerable households to the negative impacts of COVID-19.
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CLOSEDMay 09, 2021Deadline
$25,000 - $75,000Amount
12 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasAgriculture
Nutrition (Health)
Transport & Supply Chains
Youth Engagement and Contribution (Youth)
This Challenge is only open to registered for-profit companies who have a local presence in Nigeria (see more details on local presence below). We encourage applications from micro, small, and medium enterprises that have not previously worked with USAID.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesApplicants will be judged on their understanding of the problems within the sector, the potential social impact of their innovation, the viability of their business model, and their ability to target Nigerian women, Nigerian men, and smallholder farmers working in all parts of the agriculture value chain that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Reporting Requirements

Specific reporting requirements will be stipulated at the time of award negotiation. Reports couldinclude:

a) A detailed work plan (which will include a monitoring plan)

b) A clear proof-of-principle demonstration described in the original proposal and documented as part of the final report, including detailed documentation of the technical work accomplished,

and success and lessons learned from the project

In addition, awardees will likely be responsible for the following activities and documentation during the life of the program:

a) Briefing the Challenge on project progress and outcomes

b) Cooperating with the Challenge to facilitate rigorous program evaluations

c) Maintaining frequent and transparent communication with the Challenge

Application And Awards Process

Full applications shall be received no sooner than April 13, 2021 and no later thanMay 9, 2021 at 5:00 PMWest AfricanTime (WAT) via the online application platform.


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