The Grants Program is a flexible instrument of technical assistance of the Energy Security Project (ESP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Grants Program aligns closely with ESP components, objectives, targets and goals, and has a fund of $10 million.
The USAID Energy Security Program (ESP) seeks innovative, results-oriented ideas and approaches. To select grantees, ESP uses two types of calls for proposals.
- Request for application (RFA): a call for proposals with a predefined scope of work for a project(s) aimed at achieving specific ESP objective(s). Interested parties should submit their applications indicating how they would implement the required task
- Annual Program Statement (APS) is a call for proposals covering general ESP program objectives. The first round of APS applications are currently under evaluation. No new applications are being accepted at this time.
All open calls for proposals are described on the Open Calls page.
USAID ESP does not accept solicitations beyond the existing grant process.
USAID ESP also awards grants to non-governmental organizations (non-profits or for-profits).
USAID ESP may award grants to partner government entities in the form of in-kind grants only.
These grants, like all others, are awarded and implemented in compliance with USAID and U.S. Government regulations governing grants under contracts, as well as ESP internal grant management policies.
Construction activities, including renovation, are not permitted under the USAID ESP Grants Program.