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1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901
|DIRECTOR||Enoh T. Ebong, Acting|
|Deputy Director||Enoh T. Ebong|
|Administrative Officer||Carolyn Hum|
|Chief of Staff||Vacant|
|Chief, Office of Acquisition Management||Garth Hibbert|
|Director, Congressional Affairs and Public Relations||Thomas R. Hardy|
|Director, Finance||Kathleen Neumann|
|General Counsel||Kendra Link, Acting|
|Chief Information Officer||Benjamin Bergersen|
|Special Advisor to the Director||Clark Jennings|
|East Asia||Carl B. Kress|
|Latin America and Caribbean||Nathan Younge|
|Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia||Carl B. Kress|
|South and Southeast Asia||Henry D. Steingass|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||Lida Fitts|
|Director, Global Programs||Andrea Lupo|
|Director, Office of Program Monitoring and Evaluation||Diana Harbison|
The Trade and Development Agency advances economic development and U.S. commercial interest in developing and middle-income countries.Organizational Chart
The Trade and Development Program was established on July 1, 1980, as a component organization of the International Development Cooperation Agency. Section 2204 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (22 U.S.C. 2421) made it a separate component agency. The organization was renamed the Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and made an independent agency within the executive branch of the Federal Government on October 28, 1992, by the Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 2421).
The USTDA is a foreign assistance agency that delivers its program commitments through overseas grants and contracts with U.S. firms. The Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. The Agency links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
The USTDA provides grant funding to overseas project sponsors for the planning of projects that support the development of modern infrastructure and an open trading system. The hallmark of USTDA development assistance is building partnerships between U.S. companies and overseas project sponsors. These partnerships facilitate the application of proven private sector solutions to developmental challenges.
The Agency works with other U.S. Government agencies to bring their particular expertise and resources to a development objective. These agencies include the Departments of Commerce, Energy, State, Transportation, and the Treasury; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Export-Import Bank of the United States; and Overseas Private Investment Corporation.https://www.ustda.gov/about/mission
The USTDA funds various forms of technical assistance, training, early investment analysis, reverse trade missions, and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment. The Agency works closely with foreign project sponsors and makes its funds available to them for contracting with U.S. businesses. This arrangement gives American firms market entry, exposure, and access to information. It helps them establish positions in markets that are otherwise difficult to penetrate. The USTDA is involved in many sectors, including energy, transportation, and information and communications technologies.
USTDA-funded studies evaluate the technical, economic, and financial aspects of a development project. They provide the host nation with information on the availability of U.S. goods and services. Financial institutions also use these studies for assessing the creditworthiness of an undertaking. Grants are based on an official request for assistance: Either the sponsoring government or a private sector organization in a developing or middle-income nation can make the request.https://www.ustda.gov/program
Overseas project sponsors can select U.S. firms to carry out USTDA-funded work through a competitive proposal process that relies on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (FedBizOpps.gov) or through "sole-source" grants, which allow an overseas project sponsor to identify a U.S. firm as a partner or preferred supplier. More information is available on the "Project Proposals" Web page.https://www.ustda.gov/program/project-proposals
Job openings and information on internships are posted online.https://www.ustda.gov/about/career-opportunities
A FOIA request must be submitted in writing by email, fax, or mail, and clearly identified as a "FOIA REQUEST." Staff is available to answer questions and help formulate a request over the phone; however, the USTDA does not accept phone requests. Mail a request to the FOIA Requester Service Center, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. Phone, 703-875-4357. Fax, 703-875-4009.https://www.ustda.gov/about/resources/foia | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The USTDA maintains a collection of reports on infrastructure development projects from emerging economies worldwide. Contact the library by email to obtain a report: Most reports can be sent electronically. These reports are accessible also online. Phone, 703-875-4357.https://www.ustda.gov/ustda-library | Email: email@example.com
To provide timely information on Agency supported activities, the USTDA distributes an electronic newsletter containing business opportunities, events, and updates. A subscription form is available online.https://www.ustda.gov/connect/subscribe-ustda-news-and-alerts
The USTDA is organized into five international regions. Information on each region is available on the Agency's Web site. Questions should be addressed to the appropriate regional director or country manager. Phone, 703-875-4357.http://www.ustda.gov/program/regions/index.asp
For further information, contact the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. Phone, 703-875-4357. Fax, 703-875-4009.