Deadline: 15 September 2019
The United States Mission in Sierra Leone has announced a funding opportunity through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program for 2019.
This is a program specifically designed to ensure the Ambassador can quickly respond to requests for assistance from village groups or organizations and communities throughout Sierra Leone. The program also seeks to promote interaction between the people from the United States of America and local communities in Sierra Leone. This means that communities from all regions of the country are eligible to apply.
Applications should focus on supporting projects that address a critical community need that is sustainable and will continue to provide benefits long after the expiration of the project, that they otherwise could not achieve on their own.
Applications should address one of the following:
- Promote sustainable economic growth
- Create an enabling environment for market development
- Supports transition from aid dependency to sustainable economic development
Grant awards range from $1000 – $6000. The period of performance is one year. October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Technical merits of the application and compliance with the application guidelines.
- Cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
- Capacity to manage grants and contribution from the applicant community.
- Appropriate local community representation.
- Support from local community leadership.
How to Apply
Proposals should be sent by email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://sl.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grant-opportunities/ambassadors-self-help-fund-grants/