African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM): East Africa / USAID-Kenya

Deadline: January 1, 2014

USAID/East Africa invites applications for the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism program. The program aims to increase access, availability, and utilization of African-grown staple foods in regionally integrated markets. The objective is to increase trade flows of staple foods in the region, linked to the northern and central transport corridors. USAID/East Africa seeks applications from regional organizations in East Africa for programs that support the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future (FTF) strategy for East Africa.

Individual applications should range from $100,000 to $1,000,000. A total of approximately $6.3 million will be made available for this APS funding opportunity.


  • Successful applicants must be operational in at least two of the following countries and legally registered in one: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and/or Uganda.
  • Given that this APS is designed to support the regional FTF strategy, applicants and/or their partners must have the experience, presence and organizational mandate to operate in a regional context and contribute to the strategy’s regional goals and objectives.

For more information, click here and search with funding opportunity #: APS-623-13-000006