Deadline: 30 June 2017
The U.S. Embassy in Togo is seeking applications for its Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program to provide financial assistance to small, community-based development projects. Special consideration is given to projects that have the potential to generate income.
- Project funding is limited to US$5,000. However, the usual grant amount is significantly lower.
- Requests for smaller grants are encouraged and often have a better chance of obtaining funding.
Every project submitted for Self-Help funding is expected to:
- Improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level;
- Support high-impact, quick-implementation activities that benefit a large number of people within one year without requiring further SSH assistance;
- Involve a significant local contribution in cash, labor, or material, and be within the ability of the local community to operate and maintain;
- Be in direct response to the initiative and aspirations of the local community (the local sponsors of the project, who will also be its prime beneficiaries);
- Not initiate, continue, or supplement technical assistance programs;
- Whenever possible, contribute to income-generating or self sustaining activities.
- Each year, the U.S. Embassy receives many more requests for assistance than it can fund.
- The goal is to fund projects throughout the five regions of Togo depending on that year’s Self-Help Fund budget.
- Only proposals that strictly meet the fund’s objectives and criteria will be considered.
- The most important criterion is the one that gave the program its name: Self-Help activities should include participation and contributions from community members, such as:
How to Apply
Proposals can be emailed or sent at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: Togo
For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Togo.