The Regional USAID Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth (EDGE) Project is seeking applications from qualified applicants in the Western Balkans countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia; the Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan; and the countries of Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus (UMB), to enable inclusive, sustainable economic growth by supporting intra-regional and Euro-Atlantic integration under the regional USAID EDGE project. 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.
The financial allocation under this Request for Applications (RFA) is US $250,000 for activities to be implemented between May 17, 2023 and ending on May 16, 2024, with individual awards of up to $50,000 and their duration between 6 to 12 months during this period.
This Request for Application (RFA) is open until December 30, 2022 16:00 hours CET. Interested applicants can download the full Request for Application in PDF and Annex 1 Concept Note Application.
Update on December 15, 2022: The answers to questions received by the Q&A deadline can be found here.
About the EDGE Project
The USAID Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth Project (EDGE) implemented by International Development Group LLC (IDG), is a 4 to 5 year regional activity in Europe and Eurasia (E&E) that aims to create inclusive, sustainable economic growth and to support intra-regional and Euro-Atlantic integration. EDGE aims to generate synergies among the USAID projects working in economic growth and bring together stakeholders across countries to work on mutual problems, giving the USAID E&E portfolio a regional dimension. 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; and to help SMEs in those value chains adopt and use modern information and communication technology. Read more here about EDGE and its successes thus far in this infographic.