Tripoli, 1 June 2013:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have extended the application deadline for the Libyan Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) to Monday, June 24.
The LDM encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting entrepreneurs who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident members of the Libyan diaspora community, as well as those who have a relevant connection to, or experience in, Libya.
The LDM will award up to four winning businesses with matching grants of between $25,000 and $50,000 with accompanying technical assistance.Proposals need to be submitted by 5 PM EST June 24, 2013.
Information about LDM, eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found at www.diasporamarketplace.org.