The U.S. Department of State, through the U.S. Embassy in Harare, has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications for Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program to carry out a small, community-based development program.
The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program awards grants to registered non-governmental, non-profit, community-based organizations to implement short-term, small-scale development projects that include significant community involvement.
The Ambassador’s SSH Fund focuses on community-initiated income generating projects. These projects can support access to healthy food, natural resource management, wildlife conservation, water/sanitation initiatives, and other community projects.
Priority consideration is given to income generating projects that improve basic economic or social conditions at the village level.
- Total available funding: $65,000(dependent on final figures from Washington)
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $8,000
- Length of performance period: 12 months
- Anticipated program start date: September 20, 2022
Priority Region: Zimbabwe (all 10 provinces)
- The applicant must be a Zimbabwe registered non-governmental, non-profit, or community-based organization.
- Registered trusts, associations, schools, churches, etc. meet this eligibility requirement.
- Individuals, businesses, and government entities do NOT qualify.
- All applications must include and identify a significant community contribution (cash, labor, and/or materials).
- The beneficiary members must be Zimbabwean citizens.
- Applicants must display sound management in the form of financial and administrative procedures that protect against fraud, waste, and abuse.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336400