Request for Applications: Small Grants Awarded through the USAID Diaspora Invest Project Small Grants Fund (RFA-2024-013)

Diaspora Invest Project Closed Solicitation

Request for Applications: Small Grants Awarded through the USAID Diaspora Invest Project Small Grants Fund (RFA-2024-013) (CLOSED)

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project is soliciting applications from qualified diaspora-owned or diaspora-related Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises (MSMEs) registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina for grant awards from the Small Grants Fund. This call is open to limited liability or joint-stock companies registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are up to 3 years old and have a demonstrable diaspora connection (either through ownership, co-ownership, or a verifiable business partnership).

Small grants will be awarded for activities that have the greatest potential for overall impact in areas such as:

  • Creating new jobs
  • Increasing direct diaspora investment
  • Stimulating business growth through increased sales and/or exports
  • Introducing new products and/or services for BiH and export markets

All qualifying companies are invited to submit applications under this announcement. The RFA document with detailed information about the application process is available here.

The application form is available in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English languages at: http://www.grant.diasporainvest.ba/.

Contracting Entity: USAID Diaspora Invest Project, Marsala Tita 28, 71000 Sarajevo, BiH

Funded by: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Contract Number 72016822C00001 with Financial Markets International, Inc.

Issuance Date: 26 February 2024

Closing Date/Time for Submission of Proposals: The deadline for applications is 1 April 2024 at 4:00 PM CET.

Additional Information: The deadline for submitting questions is 15 March 2024. All queries should be directed at grants@diasporainvest.ba (please include the words “RFA-2024-013 Grant Question” in the subject line of the email).

Information Sessions: 

  • 5.3. 11:00 AM Sarajevo Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Branislava Đurđeva 10
  • 7.3. 11:00 AM Trebinje SL Industry Hotel, Nikšićki put bb
  • 11.3. 11:00 AM Pale Hotel Damis, Karađorđeva 18
  • 12.3. 12:00 PM Banja Luka Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Srpska (Sala Sutjeska), Branka Čopića 6
  • 18.3. 10:30 AM Foča Center for Culture and Information, Njegoševa 1
  • 19.3. 10:00 AM Milići Motel DRAM, Milići
  • 20.3. 12:00 PM Domaljevac-Šamac Municipal Hall, Ulica Posavskih branitelja 148
  • 21.3. 3:00 PM Online Presentation https://bit.ly/infosesija-usaid

To participate in any of the information sessions, please register by filling out the form: https://bit.ly/usaid-prezentacije.

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