U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund

The summary for the U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help 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 FederalGrants.com 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 Mozambique, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund: The Embassy of the United States of America in Mozambique welcomes the submission of proposals for funding under the Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) Fund. The SSH Fund assists Mozambican community organizations and groups to develop lasting, self-sustaining projects that benefit entire communities. Purpose of Small Grants: In Mozambique, the Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) program started in 1988 and allows the Embassy to respond quickly to local requests for small community-based development projects. The SSH program received a total of $2 million in 2021 to fund projects throughout Africa supported by Africa Regional Economic Support Funds. Program Objectives: 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; 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; and Not exceed twelve months in duration. Some examples of past SSH grants include: Water Projects – boreholes, irrigation, or water collection systems, storage tanks; Health & Hygiene – latrines at schools and clinics, community gardens; Environmental Projects – recycling, solar panel systems, organic fertilization production; Education Projects – classrooms, community libraries; and Income Generating Projects – oil press for nuts, maize milling facility, clothing production, carpentry tools, and brick making machines. Performance Indicators The project should monitor and report on performance indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, reasonable, and time bound. Establish, where possible, performance baseline data and expected performance targets for each expected result, and include details on what sources of data will be used to document performance, how the indicators will be measured, frequency of measurement, and units of measure. Where possible, indicators should also allow for gender disaggregation. Indicators should reflect key project outputs or outcomes that reflect on the primary goals or objectives of the project and that the implementer can collect with high quality data. All applicable indicators should be included in the proposal and subsequent to the award, routine, periodic reporting of all indicators will be required. The implementer will be responsible for quarterly reporting on each performance indicator included in the grant agreement as well as analysis of progress or impediments to reach indicator targets. Applications must have the following format: The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity All documents are in English All budgets are in U.S. dollars All pages are numbered All documents are formatted to A4 paper, and All documents are single-spaced, Calibri - 14 point font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins. Complete applications must include the following required documents: Mandatory application forms that must be completed and signed: *These forms are available electronically via Grants.gov. SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – Organizations) SF-424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs) SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs) The SF-424B is required only for those applicants who have not registered in SAM.gov. Note: In order to view the documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/)
Federal Grant Title: U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Mozambique (DOS-MOZ)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SMZ-500-FY23-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.220
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 30th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: July 30th, 2023
Posted Date: May 30th, 2023
Creation Date: May 30th, 2023
Archive Date: August 29th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $60,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 25th, 2023
Category Explanation
Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following organizations are eligible to apply: Not-for-profit organizations that are registered in Mozambique, including civil society/non-governmental organizations. Established, registered grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) registered in Mozambique. FOR-PROFIT, COMMERCIAL ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Embassy website with SSH information
Grant Announcement Contact
Email for enquiries and proposal submission.
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