Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program – SSH Fund (Zimbabwe)

Deadline: 29-Jan-21 The U.S. Embassy Harare of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a small, community-based development program. Started in 1964 in Togo, the SSH Program spread across Africa as a grassroots program that allows U.S. embassies to respond quickly to local requests for small, community-based development projects that have an immediate impact. In 1980, the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program started in Zimbabwe. 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 $5,000 and $10,000) 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. SSH supports projects in Zimbabwe with an average of $5,000 to $10,000 per project. Project activities and spending should be completed within 12 months with an anticipated start date between September 1 and September 30, 2021, 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. Get daily updates by Email- Subscribe below Specific Program Description Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Fund 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. Examples of previous projects: Grinding mills, carpentry, weaving, boreholes, drip irrigation, water storage, fish farming, chicken rearing, and market gardens. Funding Information Length of performance period: 12 months Number of awards anticipated: 8 awards (dependent on amounts) Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $10,000 Total available funding: $70,000 (dependent on final figures from Washington) Eligible Applicants The applicant must be a Zimbabwe registered non-governmental, non-profit, or community-based organization. Registered trusts, associations, schools, churches, etc. meet this eligibility requirement. Individuals, businesses, and government entities do NOT qualify. All applications must include and identify a significant community contribution (cash, labor, and/or materials). The beneficiary members must be Zimbabwean citizens. Applicants must display sound management in the form of financial and administrative procedures that protect against fraud, waste, and abuse. For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330606 Post Views: 77 Previous article2021 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy Next articleCall for Concept Notes for Promoting Research & Development into Agricultural Innovations and Modern Technologies in Nigeria I am a doctor and a social entrepreneur. Follow me on my social media platforms to stay in touch or to contact me.

Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program – SSH Fund (Zimbabwe)