U.S. Embassy in Malawi

The Department of State and USAID have launched the COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with an additional $10 million in new assistance funds. The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose of the Fund is to create a formal and transparent process to surface the most innovative private sector solutions to mitigating the secondary impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries, and to seed-fund the most promising of these solutions within the context of State and USAID global programming.

The Department is looking for concept papers that will enable people around the world to mitigate the detrimental economic effects of COVID-19 on their societies. The Department encourages creativity and innovation from the private sector.

Funding Information

The anticipated award amount is $50,000 to $1,000,000, however, concept papers over this amount will be considered.

Who qualifies to apply?

U.S. and overseas private and commercial entities, U.S. and overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and institutions of higher education, are encouraged to apply.

Post Date - 07-Oct-2020


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