FAQS

How will I know which proposals have been accepted?

The SHOPS project will email all entrants with the results. Once projects are approved for funding, they will be announced on this website. Check back in early May 2013 to see which projects were selected for funding.

How does my business apply?

Visit the Apply page.

Where will the Health Enterprise Fund work?

The SHOPS project is open to proposals for business concepts to be implemented in Ethiopia or Kenya. This includes enterprises that are currently operating outside of these countries but are planning to enter these markets using Health Enterprise Fund grants. Multi-country and regional projects are also eligible.

How long does the approval process take?

Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2013 and final selections will be announced in May 2013.

How does the Health Enterprise Fund work?

Visit our homepage for more information about how the fund works.

Does my company have to contribute?

A matching contribution is not required for Health Enterprise Fund grant recipients. However, some financial contribution to the implementation of the proposed project is encouraged.

Which ideas will the Health Enterprise Fund support?

Visit our homepage for more information about which kinds of businesses will receive grants.

Should I apply for funding if my company is in a sector not related to family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, or HIV/AIDS?

Innovations in broad technical areas, such as health systems strengthening, information and communication technology, human resources, supply chain management, or health financing, will be considered as long as there is a demonstrable contribution to improved health outcomes within one or more of the following health areas: family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, or HIV/AIDS.

Should I apply if my organization is a nonprofit or nongovernmental organization?

No. The Health Enterprise Challenge Fund is focused on providing funding to for-profit business entities that are looking to scale up their health care models.

What amounts of money are available for grantees?

Grants will range from $100,000 to $200,000.