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

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U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program: 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 $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.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. Technically eligible submissions are those which:1) Arrive electronically to Maputopoleconssh@state.gov by the designated deadline;2) Have heeded all instructions contained in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), including registrations and length and completeness of submission; and3) Do not violate any of the guidelines stated in the solicitation and this document.
Federal Grant Title: U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program
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-FY22-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.220
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2022
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2022
Posted Date: April 8th, 2022
Creation Date: April 8th, 2022
Archive Date: June 30th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $70,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 8th, 2022
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
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental, organizations headquartered in Mozambique. Established, registered grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) headquartered in Mozambique. For-profit, commercial entities and individuals are not eligible to apply.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
SSH Program Website
Grant Announcement Contact
Special Self Help Program - US Embassy Maputo
For Inquiries and Submissions
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