U.S. AMBASSADOR’S SPECIAL SELF-HELP FUND (SSH)

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Opportunity ID: 316655
Opportunity Number: SMZ-500-FY19-001
Opportunity Title: U.S. AMBASSADOR’S SPECIAL SELF-HELP FUND (SSH)
Opportunity Category: Other
Opportunity Category Explanation: The SSH Fund assists Mozambican community organizations and groups to develop lasting, self-sustaining projects that benefit entire communities.
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: SSH grants are intended to support local community organizations that are serving a grassroots need through projects that are community generated and implemented and include significant community contribution in cash, labor or materials. Organizations must be nonprofit. Funding request must range in cost from $1,000 to $10,000. The Organization must be legally registered; Awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000;Length of performance period: 06 to 12 months;
CFDA Number(s): 19.345
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: SSH grants are intended to support local community organizations that are serving a grassroots need through projects that are community generated and implemented and include significant community contribution in cash, labor or materials. Organizations must be nonprofit. The Organization must be legally registered
Agency Code: DOS-MOZ
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Mozambique
Posted Date: Jun 03, 2019
Last Updated Date: Jun 03, 2019
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Jun 20, 2019
Fiscal Year: 2019
Award Ceiling: $10,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Description: SELECTION CRITERIA Projects should:  Foster community self-reliance.  Have community participation and contribution — volunteer time and labor, donated land, equipment and materials – and the U.S. contribution must be on a one-time basis only.  Improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level.  Be viable and sustainable in terms of finance, personnel support, necessary expertise and services. 2/2  Respect environmental norms for small projects. The proposed activity will not adversely affect protected or other sensitive environmental areas nor jeopardize threatened and endangered species and their habitat.  Not exceed twelve months UNALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES  Religious, military, or law enforcement activities;  Activities with unmitigated and negative environmental consequences (such as dams or roads through forest lands);  Procurement of vehicles;  Activities that benefit any employee of the USG;  Activities related to human rights;  Procurement of pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides.  Provision of capital to beneficiaries through either loans or grants APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS  Applications may be submitted in English or Portuguese;  A copy of the organization’s registration should be included with the proposal;  The proposal must not exceed 5 pages (Times New Roman, font 12 and single line spacing), and must include the following information:  Summary page;  Name of the organization or group, address and target group;  Proposal summary;  Problem Statement;  Project objectives and activities;  Project location;  Work plan for implementation of activities;  Monitoring and reporting plan;  Detailed budget;  Program Partners;  Future Funding or Sustainability;  Brief description of key personnel
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