U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On are excited to request proposals for the USADF-all On Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Proposals are invited from eligible Nigerian off-grid energy companies. Selected enterprises will receive funding in the form of convertible debt and grant capital.

To 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.

All instructions to apply are included in the document labeled “RFP,” uploaded below. The application template for applicants to fill in is also uploaded below. Applicants must send the completed application template, as well as all required attachments, on or before March 18, 2022. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis, so it is advised that applicants submit their proposals as soon as possible.

The Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge is a joint effort by the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On to provide angel stage funding for Nigerian businesses that are developing, scaling-up or extending the use of proven technologies for off-grid energy to reach communities not served by existing power grids. Through the annual Challenge, each of the selected enterprises receive up to $50,000 in convertible debt and $50,000 in grant capital. Apart from the funding, the beneficiaries will also receive technical assistance from USADF and governance support from the All On Hub. Support for the 2022 Challenge has also been provided by the Rockefeller Foundation.

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

THE APPLICATION WINDOW IS OPEN FROM FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 18, 2022

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE USADF-ALL ON NIGERIA OFF-GRID ENERGY CHALLENGE:

Download the 2022 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge Request For Proposals

USADF-ALL ON NIGERIA OFF-GRID ENERGY CHALLENGE PROPOSAL TEMPLATE:

Download the 2022 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge Template