USAID Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge 2019 (up to USD $350,000)
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Applications are open for the USAID Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge 2019. The Challenge will award up to $350,000 in grant funding to support scalable, innovative, third-party training solutions to the off-grid solar home system sector’s workforce needs in sub-Saharan Africa.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) have launched this call for proposals under the Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge, as part of the Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development (SOGE).
SOGE seeks to accelerate growth in the off-grid solar home system market to provide millions of households and businesses across sub-Saharan Africa with access to modern, clean, and affordable electricity. However, talent acquisition and retention for off-grid solar home system companies remains an ongoing industry challenge, limiting enterprise growth and the sector’s capacity to scale and mature as an industry.
- The selected organizations will receive awards ranging from USD $100,000 to USD $350,000 for project implementation over the course of one year, subject to the availability of funding.
- Open to companies, nonprofits, and university vocational programs with demonstrated capacity for workforce development in the off grid solar sector across sub-Saharan Africa.
- Individuals are not eligible to apply.