Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program – HRE-ZWE

Active
No
Status
Forecasted
Estimated Close Date
January 15th, 2024
Estimated Award Date
September 30th, 2024
Total Funding
$60,000.00
Award Ceiling
$15,000.00
Award Floor
$8,000.00
Expected No. Awards
6
Opportunity No.
001-2023

Agency

U.S. Mission to Zimbabwe (DOS-ZWE)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Zimbabwe, through the Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) Program, is offering grants to community-based organizations in Zimbabwe. The program aims to support income generating projects that improve basic economic or social conditions at the village level. The grants, ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, are intended for short-term development projects that involve significant community involvement. Priority consideration will be given to projects that focus on access to healthy food, natural resource management, wildlife conservation, water/sanitation initiatives, and other community projects. The program expects to award six grants with a total funding of $60,000. Eligible applicants must be Zimbabwe registered non-governmental, non-profit, or community-based organizations, and must demonstrate sound management practices. The projects should be completed within 12 months, with an anticipated start date between September 1 and September 30, 2024. For more information and application documents, please visit the link.

Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Department of State, through the U.S. Embassy in Harare, announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a small, community-based development program. Please follow all instructions below: Priority Region: Zimbabwe (all 10 provinces) Program Objectives: The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program awards grants to registered non-governmental, non-profit, community-based organizations to implement short-term (12-month), small-scale (between $8,000 and $15,000) development projects that include significant community involvement. Priority consideration is given to income generating projects that improve basic economic or social conditions at the village level. Project activities and spending should be completed within 12 months with an anticipated start date between September 1 and September 30, 2024, depending on when funding is made available. The SSH Program receives hundreds of applications for funding each year. All submissions are reviewed in a competitive and transparent manner. However, given the limited funding available through the SSH Program, we can only fund a small number of projects each year. 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.

Contact Information

PrimarySelf Help Grants Team
+263772559731
selfhelp_harare@state.gov

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
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