The USAID Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth Project (EDGE) implemented by International Development Group LLC (IDG), is a 3 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.
USAID EDGE announces this Request for Grant Applications (RFA) from qualified applicants from the Western Balkan countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia; the Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan; and the Western Newly Independent States (NIS) countries of Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus (UMB). The financial allocation under this RFA is US$ 1,000,000, to be awarded to 10-15 Grantees. The initial grant performance period will be limited to 15 months and Grant awards will start in July 2020 to September 2021.
Please see the full Request for Applications below. A two-page EDGE project overview is also attached for your reference.