The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), in partnership with the United States Department of State Africa Bureau, invites applications for the 2024 African Women Entrepreneurs Program-Reimagined grant.

USADF African Women Entrepreneurs Program Reimagined 2024
USADF African Women Entrepreneurs Program Reimagined 2024

This is the second application cycle for this grant, and only applicants from the following countries may apply: Namibia; Mauritania; Senegal; Cote d’Ivoire; Malawi; Uganda; and Zambia.

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USD$50,000 – USD$100,000 to each of the selected winners

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Applicants must be woman-owned to be considered and 100% African-owned and managed; legally registered and operating in the country from which they make an application, with basic functional management and financial controls for at least 3 years and a banking history of no less than 12 months.

  • A majority (OVER 50 percent) of women applicant-owned and managed
  • 100 percent African-owned
  • In operation and legally registered for at least three years
  • The business is located and operates in a designated USADF program country
  • Successful UEI approval
  • Proposal for the use of grant money
  • Business owners are not government employees
  • Income-generating entity (cannot be not for profit)

Required Documents

  • Ownership or Shareholder documents
  • Registration
  • A confirmation email of approved UEI from

All applications for the USADF accelerate africa entrepreneurship challenge must be submitted by email to no later than midnight on January 21, 2024.

Deadline: 21st January, 2024.