ACDI / VOCA
Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth Annual Program Statement (APS)
Requesting Business Proposals / Technological Solutions for Livestock Sector Enterprises
Resilience And Economic Growth ¡n the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-Accelerated Growth) is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development being implemented by ACDI/VOCA.
The goal of REGAL-Accelerated Growth is to create a more inclusive and competitive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in Kenya’s arid lands, with a focus on Isiolo and Marsabit Counties
The REGAL-Accelerated Growth program is seeking concept papers for viable business ideas, enterprises, or technological innovations from prospective investors and service providers to be implemented in partnership with pastoral communities in isiolo and Marsabit.
The investments will be focused on promoting competitiveness and expanding business/market opportunities in the following sectors:
- Red Meat and Live Animals
- Camel Milk/Dairy
- Hides and Skins
The APS provides prospective grant recipients with a fair opportunity to propose concept papers for funding.
ACDI/VOCA anticipates a total of approximately $3 million to be available for this funding opportunity, with individual grants anticipated to be within the range of $50,000 to $200,000.
ACDI/VOCA will only issue in-kind grants to successful applicants, and will directly procure identified goods and/or services (e.g. construction costs) for the grantee.
There is no transfer of funds with an in-kind grant.
The APS describes the type of activities to be supported, eligibility requirements, guidelines for developing the concept papers, the evaluation process, and other relevant information.
In order to obtain the full details of the APS, please send your expression of interest to [email protected]
The APS will also be available for pick-up from the ACDI/VOCA Nairobi office along Dennis Pritt road, next to Gracia Gardens, as well as the ACDI/VOCA (REGAL-Accelarated Growth) offices in Marsabit and Isiolo
The APS pick-up period will be from March 19, 2014 to December 15, 2014.
The deadline for applications will be: 25th April, 2014 (Pt Round); 31st August, 2014 (2nd Round);
and 31st December, 2014 (3rd Round).