EDGE Request for Applications

Belarusian civil society organizations, educational and business support institutions, private sector and other eligible entities are encouraged to apply for grants as part of the regional USAID Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth Project (EDGE).

EDGE activities are designed to promote regionalization, reduce barriers to trade and support the growth of SMEs in identified value chains in:

(1) Agriculture and ag processing;

(2) Light manufacturing;

and (3) Tourism

Grants must include beneficiaries or implementers in a minimum of two countries in the region in order to build partnerships and linkages among local organizations and the private sector to work regionally. All grants should demonstrate a minimum of 1:1 leverage, i.e. 50% matching contributions to the funds requested from EDGE.

This RFA is a two-stage application process. In the first stage, Concept Notes should be submitted electronically (e-mailed) no later than March 5, 2020 at 16:00 hours CET.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their applications using the following instructions: