USADF-All On Off-Grid Energy Challenge for Nigerian Enterprises 2021

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USADF-All On Off-Grid Energy Challenge for Nigerian Enterprises 2021: Requests for proposals are requested from eligible and qualified Nigerian Off-grid energy companies for the USADF-All On Off-Grid Energy Challenge 2021. To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned, majority Nigerian-owned and managed private companies registered and operating in Nigeria.

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

Challenge Sponsor(s): United States African Development Foundation, All On Energy Innovations, Powerful Collaborations.

Challenge to be taken in: Nigeria

Challenge Worth: Not specified

Area of Focus: Clean Energy Technologies

Country Eligibility: African owned enterprise


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USADF-All On Off-Grid Energy Challenge | DETAILS

USADF and All On are excited to request proposals for the energy challenge. Proposals of up to US$100,000 in 50/50 blended financing (grant/debt or equity) per award will be considered, with a maximum of twenty awards anticipated. The challenge is sponsored by USADF, an agency of the U.S. Government to support and invest in African owned and led enterprises as well as All On Energy Innovations, Powerful Collaborations an investing company established to stimulate the development of collaborative partnerships for innovative solutions.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the USADF-All On Off-Grid Energy Challenge for Nigerian Enterprises 2021:

  • Proposals must be from enterprise that are 100% African-owned and majority Nigerian-owned and Nigerian-managed.
  • Proposals must further develop, scale up or extend use of proven technologies for off-grid energy in Nigeria.
  • Proposals must show that it benefit marginalized, or low-income rural or urban populations currently underserved by utility companies.
  • Proposal must demonstrate financial sustainability or the potential for financial sustainability.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the USADF-All On Off-Grid Energy Challenge for Nigerian Enterprise 2021 are required to use the linked business proposal template and complete the application form. The completed proposal along with the required documentation should be submitted by email on or before the application deadline to the following email address:

Document Requirements:

  • Nationality verification documents of owners and senior management (passports).
  • Certified Copies of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Forms 2 and 7
  • Certificate of Occupancy for Business Address
  • Tax Clearance Certificate (2020)
  • Referral letters
  • Technical system design & single line diagram
  • Financial model
  • Prior audited financial statements (up to three years where available)
  • CVs of key management and technical personnel
  • Three quotations with contact information for all items over US$3,000

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

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