U.S. Embassy in Mozambique: U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program

Deadline: 15 July 2018

The Embassy of the United States of America is seeking proposals for funding under the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund (SSH) to assist Mozambican community organizations and groups to develop lasting, self-sustaining projects that benefit entire communities.

Funding Information

  • Length of performance period: 06 to 12 months
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000
  • Total available funding: $50,000
  • Anticipated program start date: September 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • SSH grants are intended to support local community organizations that are serving a grassroots need through projects that are community generated and implemented and include significant community contribution in cash, labor or materials.
  • Organizations must be nonprofit.
  • Funding request must range in cost from $1,000 to $10,000.
  • The Organization must be legally registered.

Selection Criteria

Projects should:

  • Foster community self-reliance.
  • Have community participation and contribution — volunteer time and labor, donated land, equipment and materials – and the U.S. contribution must be on a one-time basis only.
  • Improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level.
  • Be viable and sustainable in terms of finance, personnel support, necessary expertise and services.
  • Respect environmental norms for small projects. The proposed activity will not adversely affect protected or other sensitive environmental areas nor jeopardize threatened and endangered species and their habitat.
  • Not exceed twelve months.

How to Apply

Completed proposals should be sent at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Mozambique

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Mozambique.

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