Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program - SSH Fund

The summary for the Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program - SSH Fund grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Zimbabwe, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program - SSH Fund: 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, 2023, 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. BACKGROUND 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. SPECIFIC PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONSThe SSH Program in Zimbabwe has several funding sources, each with a specific mandate. When applying for funding, clearly identify which fund you are applying to.1. Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) FundThe 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.
Federal Grant Title: Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program - SSH Fund
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Zimbabwe (DOS-ZWE)
Grant Categories: Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 004-2022
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.220
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 16th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: January 16th, 2023
Posted Date: November 30th, 2022
Creation Date: November 30th, 2022
Archive Date: February 15th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $65,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $8,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: November 30th, 2022
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Zimbabwean registered non-governmental, non-profit, or community based organizations. Individuals, businesses, and government entities do NOT qualify. All applicants 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.
Grant Announcement Contact
Mutsa Machimbidzofa
Phone 00263782710934
For Inquiries
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