USAID Investment Promotion Activity Fund Grants

USAID is accepting the applications for Investment Promotion Activity (IPA) Fund Grants. The objective of this grant is to support Pakistani registered firms leverage private sector investment (PSI) to support Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and increase U.S.-Pakistan bilateral trade/investment. The IPA Fund will support firms registered in Pakistan to scale-up their business solutions through innovative approaches to improve business processing standards. 

The USAID Investment Promotion Activity is seeking Expressions of Interest for two types of funding streams available under the USAID IPA Fund: 

1. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Grants: These grants have a specific focus to catalyze competitive matchmaking of Pakistani firms with international firms.
2. U.S.-Pak Trade (USPT) Grants: Will be awarded to firms from IPA’s priority sectors that are capable of initiating and/or scaling-up trade with U.S.-based buyers/firms by introducing innovative and latest in-house technologies to competitively qualify as reliable sales partners of U.S.-based brands/firms. 

To fill an online Expression of Interest form and guidelines, please click on the following link: 

 IPA will focus on the following four priority sectors. However, firms not from these sectors are also eligible to apply. Please refer to RFA for clarity on IPA’s intervention sectors. 

1. Information and communications technology (ICT)
2. Agricultural technology and processing
3. Manufacturing
4. Tourism and hospitality 

Important Notes: 

·    Kindly read and follow the EOI guidelines before filling out the EOI form.

·    The USAID IPA team will assess EOIs received from applicants based on a pre-defined eligible criterion. Following a careful assessment, USAID IPA will send Request for Applications (RFA) to qualifying firms with specific information and questions related to grant proposals, grant funding size, and expected timelines along with relevant annexures.

·    The deadline to submit EOIs is 11:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time) August 31, 2022

·    USAID IPA will arrange free of cost pre-application orientation sessions for the RFA and application templates in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi and Quetta in August 2022. These sessions will provide applicants with an opportunity to better understand the grants process, RFA, and templates.
We have limited seats available for these sessions, so only an early submission of this EOI will enable you to participate in these sessions before applying for the grant.

·    If eligible, you will be contacted to fill the Request for Application and given an opportunity to register yourself for free of cost pre application orientations sessions that are scheduled in August 2022.

USAID Investment Promotion Activity Fund Grants