U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self Help Fund 2020


Funding Opportunity ID: 323016
Opportunity Number: DOS-MSU-SSH-FY20
Opportunity Title: U.S. Ambassador's Special Self Help Fund 2020
Opportunity Category: Other
Opportunity Category Explanation: Community initiated projects that improve basic economic and social conditions at the community or village level
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.700
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Schools, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), or Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) that support community-based initiatives.
Agency Code: DOS-LSO
Agency Name: Department of State
U. S. Mission to Lesotho
Posted Date: Jan 02, 2020
Close Date: Mar 31, 2020
Last Updated Date: Dec 11, 2019
Award Ceiling: $10,000
Award Floor: $3,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $55,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Description: The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to respond quickly to local requests for small community-based development projects. This Self-Help fund provides small, short-term grants (one year) to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities. The fund provides grants for activities such as construction of classrooms, construction of ventilated pit latrines, construction of community centers and health clinics, boreholes for access to clean water, school equipment and supplies, medical equipment, solar heating and agricultural kits, among others listed in our guidelines.U.S Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund is subject to the availability of funds. There is a requirement for cost sharing, matching, or cost participation (e.g. material and/or labor) of 10%.
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