Current grant opportunities

The LSETF and USADF Employability Program Request for Grant Application Proposals

Application period ends August 30, 2019

Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) intends to collaborate with the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) on an Employability Program to help 3,000 eligible young people per year in Lagos State, Nigeria by equipping them with relevant skills that cut across sectors including, but not limited to, technology, creative arts, agriculture, transportation and logistics, renewable energy, and construction.

For this purpose, the LSETF and USADF Employability Program has opened its request for Grant Application, Submission of Proposals (Technical and Financial) from Training Organizations for the training and job placement of youth residing in Lagos State.

Visit the LSETF website at to access the full details on requirements, the documents for application, and submission of the proposal. The deadline for submission is Friday, August 30, 2019.

For further inquiries or information, kindly contact:

LSETF was established by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Law of 2016 to provide financial support to residents of Lagos State. Its primary mandate is to prepare Lagos State residents for entrepreneurship and employment opportunities through the acquisition of skills to get better jobs, tackle unemployment, and enable wealth creation.

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USADF-All On Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge

February 1 – March 15, 2019

Application Period Closed


USADF-MCC-CRA Niger Grant Facilities

January 28 – March 10, 2019

Application Period Closed

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USADF-Kebbi State Grant Proposals

December 15, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Application Period Closed

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) in collaboration with Kebbi State Government (KBSG) invites African cooperatives, producer groups, and enterprises to submit proposals for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions that extend their capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.

Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, and agricultural processors in Kebbi State working directly in the rice, dairy and groundnut sector(s).

Grant awards range in value from US $100,000 to a maximum $250,000. (Award amounts are based on the level of impact to revenue growth, jobs creation, income to farmers and sustainable growth.)