Grant Lifecycle


Application tools for applicants
Decision Outcomes
Stage 1

Application and Review
  1. Public invitation to submit Applications & Concept Notes (CNs) to County Focal Persons (CFPs)
  2. CFP submits application and CN to Fund Manager
  3. Application Pack: Concept Note Template, Application and Baseline Form, Checklist of Compliance Requirements
  4. Fund Manager screens concept notes for eligibility, selection criteria and other approval procedures    5 days
  5. Shortlisted Applicants
Stage 2

Business Plan
  1. Fund Manager invites successful CN applicants to submit Business Plans; also, notifies and advises unsuccessful applicants on areas for improvements and resubmission
  2. Applicants submit business plans to Fund Manager    14 days
  3. Application Pack: Business Template, Checklist of Compliance Requirements
  4. Fund Manager reviews the Business plans and conducts due diligence(including field visits) with CFPs    28 days
Stage 3

Investment Memo
  1. Fund Manager prepares investment memo for review, evaluation and recommendation by the Independent Investment Committee (IIC)
  2. IIC reviews investment memo    7 days
  3. Fund Manager submits revised investment memo based on recommendations of IIC to the Fund Advisory Committee (FAC)    5 days
  4. Finalized Investment Memo
  5. FAC reviews and approves Investment Memo   7 days
  6. Fund Manager submits approved FAC investment deals for no objection by the World Bank    10 days
Stage 4

  1. Fund Manager prepares grant redemption/funding agreements/contracts on the behalf of the ministry of agriculture    2 days
  2. Grantees (applicants) & MoA sign off funding agreement    2 days
  3. Funding Agreement
  4. Funding Manager disburses funds and monitors projects based on implementation plans outlined in the Grant Memo
  5. Fund Manager distils and disseminates relevant learning from both successful and failed projects
  6. Learning Outcomes