USAID Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC)

Funding Opportunity Number: AID-SOL-OAA-00005
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
CFDA Number(s): 98.001 -- USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Funding
Clean Energy Solution Design: Grants up to $500,000. Cost share – 15%
Clean Energy Solution Scale-up/Commercial Growth: Grants up to $2,000,000. Cost share – 35%

The objective of Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) is to support new and sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of Clean Energy Solutions (CES)for increasing agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries. Such solutions are those that integrate clean energy technologies and innovative business models to: (i) Enhance agricultural yields/productivity; (ii) Decrease post-harvest loss; (iii) Improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues; and/or (iv) Increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses - while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries.

Eligibility:
Applicants from any category of organization or institution, US or non-US , are welcome to respond to this solicitation. Specific categories of organizations and institutions and entrepreneurs that are welcome to respond include, but are not limited to: educational, industrial, and not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, faith-based, foundations, academic institutions, civic groups, regional organizations, vendors, start-ups, and project developers. Government entities and individuals are not eligible to apply for funding. For the purposes of this BAA, publicly-funded universities or universities with government affiliations are not considered government entities. 

Moreinfo: www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html  and Funding Opp #:  AID-SOL-OAA-00005
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