Call for Applications: USADF Accelerate Africa Entrepreneurship Challenge ($250,000 Grant)


USADF is excited to request proposals for the USADF Accelerate Africa Entrepreneurship Challenge. Proposals are invited from eligible African youth and women-led enterprises.


Selected enterprises will receive funding in the form of grant capital of up to $250,000.


To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned and -managed private companies registered and operating in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

How To Apply 

All instructions to apply are included in “Request for Proposals” linked below. The application template for applicants to complete is also linked below. Applicants must submit the completed application template, as well as all required attachments, on or before September 30, 2022.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so it is advised that applicants submit their proposals as soon as possible.

For details on eligibility and full application instructions, please refer to the Request for Proposals document below.

Request for Proposals

Download Application

Or visit the official website. 

Application Deadline – September 30, 2022


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