USAID – Africa Trade and Investment Activity (ATI)

Posted 4 months ago


ATI is a continental-wide activity through which USAID seeks to implement the Prosper Africa initiative by creating new trade and investment relationships between the U.S. and Africa. The programme is running until October 2026.

Investment Details

Objectives & Services: 1. To increase trade, especially exports including two-way between the U.S. and Africa. 2. To facilitate increased investment. 3. To Improve the Business Environment in order to unlock a potential trade or investment opportunity. Provides competitive and performance-based grants under contract to increase direct partnership with the private sector, with focus on regional trade, exports to or imports from the U.S.. Companies must match USAID’s grant by at least 1:1 in catalytic funding Investment could be matched with debt or equity investment. The matching grant is based on agreed milestones which must be concluded by November 2026.

Funding Procedure

Selection Criteria: Leverage 1:1 Registered Private sector Firm Focus on catalytic grants Apply to an online APS Apply online by submitting a six slide concept presentation. The implementing partner will reach out to finalists for co-creation and finalization. Referral from other activities like SIA, IAM

Fund Structure

Matching Grants with a minimum of $250,000 and Max $1,000,000.

Target Impact

Increase trade between Africa and USA Create jobs Scale access to inputs, technologies, and food that directly respond to the impacts of ongoing price and availability shocks associated with the Russian war against Ukraine.


Yvonne Minabi