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Annual Program Statement (APS) for Grants

APS No. PY/APS/006/2019

Mustaqbil – Youth Engagement to Mobilize Private Sector Investments in Agriculture Sector

USAID’s Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) is a seven-year effort to support the private and public sector stakeholders in creating a business enabling environment for horticulture, livestock, and dairy sub-sectors in Punjab.

PEEP’s Mustaqbil program aims to identify youth led private sector entities for awarding matching grants to engage in inputs supply, processing, value addition, distribution, and service provision to agriculture sector in Punjab, specifically in horticulture, livestock, and dairy sub-sectors. PEEP will encourage participation of women-led agri-businesses in the grant program.

Detailed terms of reference for this APS can be retrieved by downloading the attachments.





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PEEP will assist applicants in understanding the application process and can provide coaching in application development at the request of the applicants. To attend a coaching session on application development, please write to PEEP no later than February 25, 2020 at [email protected] providing your name, region proposed for the business activity within Punjab, and contact details. Please mention ‘Mustaqbil Coaching’ in the email subject line.

Participants for the coaching session must meet all the following requirements:

  • Having a viable business proposal related to Horticulture, Livestock or Dairy sub-sectors of Agriculture to engage in inputs supply, processing, value addition, distribution, and service provision
  • Youth aged 18 to 35 years
  • Having a registered Pakistani commercial entity (sole proprietorship, partnership concern, private or public limited company) *
  • Ready to make an investment in the range of PKR 1.5 million
  • Proposed business activity within Punjab province

 

*Those in the process of registration or willing to get registered may contact indicating the status accordingly

 

All applicants must submit their applications (along with mandatory documents) at [email protected] All correspondence and/or inquiries regarding this APS must be submitted (referencing the APS number) to [email protected]

PEEP will continue to accept grant applications through April 02, 2020 or until funds are no longer available. Qualifying applications will be processed on first come first served basis.

All grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with USAID and U.S. Government regulations governing grants under contracts and PEEP’s internal grant management policies.

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