U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program for Lesotho

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

U.S. Embassy Maseru Special Projects Office is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that are community-initiated and involving schools, clinics, co-operatives, associations, training, or community improvement projects.

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The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to respond quickly to local requests for small community-based development projects. This Self-Help fund provides small, short-term grants (one year) to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities.

The fund provides grants for activities such as construction of classrooms, construction of ventilated pit latrines, construction of community centers and health clinics, boreholes for access to clean water, school equipment and supplies, medical equipment, solar heating and agricultural kits, among others listed in their guidelines.

Funding Information

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  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
  • Award Ceiling: $10,000
  • Award Floor: $5,000

Eligibility Criteria

The Special Projects Office welcomes applications from schools, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), or Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) that support community-based initiatives.

How to Apply

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Application guidelines can be requested via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314714

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