CNFA designs and implements strategically targeted matching grants programs that catalyze private sector investment, introduce new technologies, and kick-start the growth of competitive export industries. Our experience in designing a wide range of grant programs include micro-grants, livelihoods restitution grants, enterprise grants, community grants, and large investment grants, ranging $50 to $5,000,000. In all of our grants programs, we require a matching contribution from the beneficiary, and promote grants that introduce new technologies and business methodologies and which leverage private sector equity investment and commercial credit.
We work closely with banks and private investors to develop business plans that incorporate strategic investment mixes of grants, equity, and debt funding. CNFA administers USD and local cost grants and contracts according to standard cost-accounting procedures and specific contract compliance and reporting requirements and use a variety of grant mechanisms including fixed obligation grants (FOG), standard grants, and in-kind grants, and has experience administering Grants under Contract (GUC).