NG-CARES Batch 2 Grant Program for MSMEs: How to Apply, Links to Apply And Requirements


The NG-Cares Grant Programme Batch 2 has returned, specifically targeting Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) grappling with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initiated under the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Program, this state-level intervention aims to mitigate the local impacts of the global pandemic by safeguarding the livelihoods of vulnerable households and supporting the recovery of local economic activities, with a particular focus on MSMEs.

The NG-Cares Grant Programme, in collaboration with the World Bank, the Federal Government, and the Bank of Industry (BOI), concentrates on supporting the survival of SMEs across Nigeria’s states by implementing three Delivery Link Indicators (DLIs):

  1. DLI 3.1 (Credit Enhancement Grants): Offers financial support to distressed MSEs.
  2. DLI 3.2 (Operations Grants):  Provides one-off grants covering operational expenses like salaries, rent, and utilities.
  3. DLI 3.3 (IT Enhancement Grant):  Facilitates grants for adopting digital technology and integrating platforms.

Requirements for NG-Cares Grant Program Batch 2 in 2023:

To apply for Batch 2, no documentation upload is needed. The registration form requires the following details:

– Business Name

– Business Type (Industry)

– Industry Subtype

– Business Establishment Date

– Number of Employees

– Head of Business (Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number, Email, Gender)

State and Local Government Area (LGA) of Business

– Current Monthly Sales in Naira

Stages in NG-Cares Grant Programme Batch 2 Application in 2023:

  1. Application Stage: Complete and submit the form.
  2. Vetting Stage: Successful applications move to the vetting phase.
  3. Enumeration State: Final stage after vetting.

To check the vetting status, input your phone number on the Plax application platform after applying. If vetted, provide additional business information; if not, wait for notification on the reason for non-approval.

How to Apply for NG-Cares Grant Programme Batch 2 in 2023:

Access your State’s registration portal using the provided links, fill the form accurately, ensuring proper date selection, and submit. Only apply for one DLI, ensuring BVN name consistency with registration and account names.

Explore the links for your State to access the NG-CARES 2023 Registration Portals:

Abia –

Adamawa –

Akwa Ibom –

Anambra –

Bauchi –

Bayelsa –

Benue –

Borno –

Cross River –

Delta –

Ebonyi –

Edo –

Ekiti –

Enugu – or

FCT – Abuja –

Gombe –

Imo –

Jigawa –

Kaduna –

Kano –

Katsina –

Kebbi –

Kogi –

Kwara –

Lagos –

Nasarawa –

Niger –

Ogun –

Ondo –

Osun –

Oyo –

Plateau –

Rivers –

Sokoto –

Taraba –

Yobe –

Zamfara –

Follow the steps diligently and adhere to the stipulated guidelines for a successful NG-Cares Grant Program Batch 2 application.

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