U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund 2024
ID: 353089Type: Posted


U.S. Mission to Mozambique (DOS-MOZ)

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$1K - $10K

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    Forecast Posted Not available
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    Posted Apr 1, 2024 12:00 AM
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    Due May 30, 2024 12:00 AM

The U.S. Mission to Mozambique is offering the U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund 2024 grant opportunity. This grant aims to assist Mozambican community organizations and groups in developing lasting, self-sustaining projects that benefit entire communities. The purpose of the small grants is to improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level. Examples of past grants include water projects, health and hygiene initiatives, environmental projects, education projects, and income-generating projects. The grant has an award ceiling of $10,000 and an award floor of $1,000. The estimated total program funding is $80,000, with an expected number of 8 awards. The grant duration should not exceed twelve months. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations registered in Mozambique, grassroots community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations. For-profit entities and individuals are not eligible to apply. The deadline for application submission is May 30, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit the Embassy website at https://mz.usembassy.gov/nofo-us-ambassador-ssh-fund-2024/. For enquiries and proposal submission, contact PoleconMaputoSSH@state.gov or call +258840958000.

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