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REEEP is pleased to announce a new programme cycle made possible by the generous support of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). This cycle could support up to three projects that accelerate development through energy access for the poor in one or more of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Key information for applicants

What kinds of proposals does the OFID-REEEP programme cycle seek?

Funding preference will be given to proposals that:
  • Address the finance and business challenges of energy access to the poor in OFID priority countries which include all Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
  • Have a minimum of 50% co-financing to be eligible for support. The maximum OFID-REEEP funding per project is US$150,000.
  • Are income-generating and sustainable after the project’s completion
  • Go beyond just electricity needs to address thermal and mechanical energy requirements. In a slight departure from past REEEP practice, hardware or infrastructure can be partially supported with OFID-REEEP funding.

The full list of requirements can be found in the Call for Proposals document linked below, which we strongly urge applicants to read carefully.

Who can submit proposals?

Proposals from the following types of organisations are welcomed:
  • Financial institutions
  • Private sector entities
  • Non-governmental organisations and
  • Energy regulators

What types of proposals are not likely to attract OFID-REEEP funding?

The OFID-REEEP cycle is unlikely to fund projects:
  • that do not cover Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
  • that do not meet the conditions outlined above
  • where the majority of the requested resources are for workshops, seminars, study-tours or conferences and awareness creation/information dissemination
  • that are comprised of stand-alone analysis and research resulting in publications and reports

How do I apply?

Submissions should be made using REEEP Bidding Form Version 4 and sent to ofidcall at reeep.org by 21st October 2011. Detailed guidance on the process, sample bidding formats and guidance on filling in the forms, as well as a full list of the types of proposals that will be rejected outright, can be found in the REEEP Project Line Version 5.4 (offline version), to be posted on the REEEP website shortly.

What are the key dates?

Deadline for of full proposals: 21st October 2011
Publication of final selections: 31st January 2012
Project implementation begins: 1st February 2012

Unanswered questions?

The official Call for Proposals document, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and the REEEP Bid Form Version 4 are attached below. The revised REEEP Project Line Version 5.4 (offline version) which covers the procedures in greater detail, will be uploaded to the REEEP website shortly. If after reviewing the documents below, clarifications are still needed, please send an e-mail to: ofidcall at reeep.org

OFID-REEEP Call for Proposals
REEEP Bid Form Version 4