Volume 86 | September 20, 2018
ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is announcing an extension of the deadline for initial proposals from project sponsors in sub-Saharan Africa or U.S. companies working with African project sponsors in the energy sector. Due to a high volume of demand, USTDA is extending the deadline for submissions from October 2, 2018 to October 9, 2018 at 5:00pm EST . For initial proposals already submitted, USTDA will begin evaluations and will be in touch with those who submitted them.

Interested entities that have not already submitted an initial proposal on energy-related projects are invited to do so (not to exceed five pages) by October 9, 2018 at 5:00pm EST. The proposal should include a brief description of the project’s size and status, including project location, economic fundamentals, equipment and technology requirements, legal and regulatory considerations, and the purpose and amount of USTDA funding requested.

The proposal should also outline the sponsor’s experience, potential options for financing the project, risks that the project faces, and estimated potential for U.S. content in the project’s implementation. USTDA projects are assessed for viability, including proven technologies, as well as their social and environmental impact. USTDA funding is available to private and public beneficiaries on a 100 percent grant basis. Interested entities are welcome to use  USTDA's General Funding Request Guidelines

USTDA is an implementing agency of both the Power Africa and U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance programs, which seek to increase access to electrical power and support private sector investments in African clean energy infrastructure. USTDA’s investments under these programs provide critical early-stage support to advance new power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure.

To get further information and to submit your proposal, please email  PowerAfrica@ustda.gov by Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:00pm EST .
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Deadline:  September 28, 2018
Deadline:  October 2, 2018
UPCOMING BUSINESS BRIEFINGS
September 27, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL

As part of the China Healthcare Executive Training Program , USTDA is hosting an industry workshop. This event will allow U.S. companies to share best practices with Chinese healthcare professionals on organizing residency programs, as well as U.S. healthcare innovations in diagnosis, treatment and management.

This event is being organized by Meridian International Center. For more information about how your company can participate, please contact Sean Callaghan at  scallaghan@meridian.org .

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October 1, 2018
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

USTDA, in coordination with the American National Standards Institute and in partnership with Power Africa, is hosting a workshop in Kigali, Rwanda for public and private sector decision-makers in East Africa on key gaps in policy and regulation for the interconnection of grids in the East African Power Pool (EAPP).

The workshop will feature presentations from U.S. experts on energy system integration, as well as experts across the EAPP on opportunities and challenges for interconnection.

Registration is required. Email  us-africacesp@ansi.org with your name, title, organization, contact email and telephone.

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October 2, 2018
Location: Houston, TX

As part of the  Senegal and Mauritania LNG Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission , USTDA is hosting a Business Briefing for U.S. companies to gain market intelligence on the growing LNG sectors in both countries. The event will allow U.S. firms to meet with project sponsors and learn about upcoming procurements and project opportunities. Registration is required – save your seat today!

GMC is organizing this event on behalf of USTDA. For further information about hosting a meeting or sponsoring an event for this delegation, please contact Olympia Brescia at  obrescia@gmc-ideas.com  or 1.781.641.2900.

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October 4, 2018
Location: Washington, D.C.

As part of the   India Energy and Smart Grid Reverse Trade Mission,  USTDA will host a workshop for U.S. companies to learn about upcoming projects and procurements in India’s energy sector.

The agenda includes time for one-on-one meetings with the delegates to discuss potential partnerships with Indian project sponsors in the renewable energy and energy storage fields.

The Webster Group and the Tuatara Group are organizing the visit on behalf of USTDA. For further information about hosting a meeting or sponsoring an event for this delegation, please contact Phil Hargis at  phil@webstergroupinc.com   or Pamela Peseux at  projectteam@tuataragroup.com .

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October 9, 2018
Location: Washington, D.C.

As part of the  Philippines Cybersecurity Reverse Trade Mission , USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies to learn about upcoming projects and procurements related to cybersecurity in the Philippines. This is an opportunity to meet with key decision-makers and potentially form new business partnerships.

The Business Counsel for International Understanding is organizing this event on behalf of USTDA. For further information about hosting a meeting or sponsoring an event for this delegation, please contact Nina Kundra at  N-Kundra@bciu.org  or Lauren Krauth at  L-Krauth@bciu.org .

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K ansas Global Trade Services
Kansas Global Trade Services is a private organization dedicated to building international growth and commerce for Kansas companies. Since 1994, Kansas Global’s education, communication and research services have helped members generate more than $165 million in international sales, plus projected sales of over $13 billion.
Making Global Local (MGL)
Making Global Local  is an initiative designed to connect cities and states across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs by forming strategic partnerships with key state and local trade promotion organizations. 

Given its unique role, USTDA is perfectly positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries. If your organization is interested in partnering with USTDA, please send us an email at  mgl@ustda.gov
About USTDA
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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