USAID/Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity : Request for Applications for Post-Harvest Handling and Storage Grants 2019 ($10,000 – $50,000 USD)

USAID/Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity

Request for Applications (RFA) No. 2019/02/023 for Post-Harvest Handling and Storage (PHHS) Grants

 Issuance Date: February 12, 2019

Deadline for Questions (Phase I): February 22, 2019

PHASE 1, Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2019

Deadline for Questions (Phase II):    May 3, 2019

PHASE 2, Deadline for Submissions: May 24, 2019

The USAID/Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity (Hinga Weze, or “HW”) is releasing a Request for Applications (RFA) to award grants in support of its activities. The grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with the USAID and US Government regulations governing grants and Hinga Weze internal grants management policies.

This RFA seeks to solicit applications from Rwandan-based entities for activities aimed at promoting the availability, accessibility, and use of appropriate post-harvest handling equipment and technologies by smallholder farmers and other value chain actors to reduce post-harvest losses and food safety hazards.

Hinga Weze investments in individual grant activities are anticipated to range from $10,000 – $50,000 USD. CNFA/Hinga Weze will be evaluating and awarding applications in two phases: Phase 1 applications will be due by March 15, 2019. All applications received between March 16, 2019 through May 24, 2019 will be evaluated as Phase 2 applications. Applications submitted in Phase 1 and selected for award will have an anticipated period of performance of 1 – 2 years, from June 2019 to June 2021 (at the latest). Applications submitted in Phase 2 and selected for award will have an anticipated period of performance of 1 – 2 years, from August 2019 – August 2021 (at the latest). All grant activities will fall within this timeframe, so applicants should plan their activities accordingly.

Entities Eligible to Submit Applications for Post-Harvest Handling and Storage Grants Include:

  • Cooperatives;
  • Women’s groups;
  • Smallholder farmer agro-input dealers;
  • Youth associations/networks/enterprises;
  • Aggregators and agro-processing enterprises;
  • Local NGOs;
  • Financial institutions.

Specific details regarding grant program objectives, target applicants, eligible activities, alignment with Hinga Weze objectives, target geographic locations, target value chains, application submission requirements, evaluation criteria, and more can be found in the following document: CNFA Hinga Weze RFA – Post-Harvest Handling and Storage grants

For any questions during the grant application process, please contact Ms. Amanda Muncil at


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