Deadline: 30 June 2017
- The maximum grant is $12,000, converted to cedis at the prevailing exchange rate.
- However, very few projects are funded at that amount.
- Projects typically range between US$1,000 and $10,000.
- The project must be initiated by the community and should benefit the community by increasing income or improving living conditions. If the project is designed to generate income, it must be truly community-based and not a for-profit enterprise or sole proprietorship.
- The project should be sustainable and not require continued support after the one-time contribution from the Self-Help Program. (For example: classroom furniture, hospital equipment, etc.)
- The community must make substantial contributions to the project in money or in kind.
- All projects must be completed in one year.
- All SSH programs must be community-based and initiated and administered at the local level.
The Self-Help Program cannot fund:
- Religious, military, or law enforcement/police/prison-related activities;
- Administration of SSH activities;
- Political activities;
- Activities with unmitigated and negative environmental consequences (such as dams or roads through forest lands);
- Vehicle purchases; or
- Activities which benefit any employee of the U.S. government.
How to Apply
Applicants can download the application form via given website.
Eligible Country: Ghana
For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Ghana.