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Powering Agriculture Investment Alliance call for proposals

The AlphaMundi Foundation, a Washington, DC domiciled nonprofit, is seeking to identify and select relevant companies operating at the nexus of clean energy and agriculture, via AlphaMundi Foundation’s Powering Agriculture Investment Alliance (the “Alliance”). The Alliance is part of the Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC), funded by USAID, SIDA, Duke Energy and OPIC, to catalyze private sector financing for businesses providing clean energy solutions that increase agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries. As part of this RFP, this translates into enterprises providing solutions that support sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for the agricultural sector. Elegible companies must comply with the following criteria:

  • A component of their business model utilizing renewable energy for productive use agriculture
  • Proof of revenue (at least USD 100K) generated over the last 12 months.
  • Operating in and/or seeking support for operations in East Africa or Latin America (excluding Brazil, Venezuela, the Caribbean, South Sudan, the IDRC, Ethiopia and Somalia)

Companies can apply to three different facilities* that fall under the umbrella of the Alliance:

  1. Technical Assistance (TA). Select applicants will be eligible for up to a maximum of USD 45,000 in TA support. We define TA as non-financial assistance provided by local or international specialists. It can take the form of sharing information and expertise, instruction, skills training, transmission of working knowledge, and consulting services and may also involve the transfer of technical data.
  2. Research and Development. Selected applicants will be eligible for up to a maximum of USD 40,000 to support companies with established business models that are seeking to further innovate in the clean energy-agriculture nexus.
  3. Gender workshops. The purpose of this facility is to support organizations interested in applying a gender lens to a specific business challenge. Select applicants will be eligible for up to a maximum of USD 35,000 to support gender integration across an enterprise’s business model.

*Companies may apply to all three facilities.

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Specifications

Program website

https://www.alphamundifoundation.org/powering-ag-apply

Type

Award/Competition
Foundation
Grant

Geographical Scope

Eastern Africa
Central America
South America

Type of Cap Building

Research

Funding / Investment / CapBuild type

  1. Technical Assistance (TA). Select applicants will be eligible for up to a maximum of USD 45,000 in TA support.
  2. Research and Development. Selected applicants will be eligible for up to a maximum of USD 40,000 to support R&D.
  3. Gender workshops. Select applicants will be eligible for up to a maximum of USD 35,000 to support gender integration across an enterprise’s business model.

Contact information

E-mail

amfinfo@alphamundi.ch

Last update

Date

01-11-2019

Status

Not Accepting Applications

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