The U.S. Embassy Kampala Small Grants Office has announced an open competition for registered organizations interested in submitting applications for the 2022 Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program to support small-scale, community-based initiatives that promote selfreliance, foster development, and promise an immediate and dramatic effect on local communities.
- US Embassy Kampala expects to have approximately $ 50,000 available to support five to eight organizations, subject to the availability of funding. Grants are typically between $ 2,000 and $ 10,000 per project.
- Project proposals should include a period of performance starting after September 2022 and concluding by September 2023.
- Be community-based;
- Be initiated locally;
- Be administered at the local level; and
- Include substantial community participation and contributions in cash, labor, food, accommodation for qualified labor, carts of sand or gravel, bricks for construction, sand, fence, water supply, transportation costs, donations of and / or materials etc.
- Organizations that apply for SSH funds must be established and registered as a Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) with the NGO Bureau at the National Level or as a Community Based Organizations (CBO) at the District Non-Governmental Monitoring Committee in the Districts in which they work.
- Help improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level and have long-lived value.
- The projects should be high impact, benefiting the greatest number of people possible.
- Funding is limited to one project, which must be completed within twelve (12) months or less.
- Projects must be self-sustaining upon completion. The US Embassy’s support for the project must be a one-time-only / one grant contribution.
- Projects must be within the community’s ability to maintain and operate. Requests for large-scale agriculture or construction projects, or for expensive equipment are not considered priority projects.
- All applicants must display sound management in the form of financial and administrative procedures that protect against waste, fraud, and abuse.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335969