Developing Small-Scale Energy Solutions

Grant applications must be designed to improve access of remote and underserved areas to alternative and renewable energy solutions. Activities should not only emphasize renewable energy sources for generating livelihoods and improving quality of life, but also contribute to easing pressure on existing energy infrastructure. NOTE: USAID regulations restricting construction under grants (ADS 303.3.30) and Mission Order 200.8, “Construction and Oversight Procedures,” dated 12/10/2013, severely limit the parameters of this sector of grants. The AFGP will support technical assistance and equipment that will not require any structural support, alteration or renovation of existing structures for its installation, as defined in the USAID referenced documents above. Examples of exempted equipment or supplies include hand-held solar lamps and energy-efficient bulbs.