The Self-Help Program funding is designed to respond to needs/requests from local communities through small-scale community driven projects that have immediate impact, and further mission policies and objectives of improving the welfare of the local community.
The program aims to benefit target communities through activities that would often not be funded within a larger, structured assistance programs.
Special Self-Help (SSH) projects should be initiated and administered at local level and include significant community contributions in cash, labor or materials.
The program seeks to encourage communities to be self-reliant and undertake similar activities on their own in the future.
SSH funds are meant for activities that are community driven and serve the community at large where they are being funded.
1. Strong preference is given to local community based organizations, traditional community groups or associations that are established and led by communities themselves.
2. Other grassroots level organizations that are not-for-profit may also apply, if they have community generated projects that will be jointly implemented and managed with the communities and can provide evidence of significant community contributions in either cash, labor or materials.
Anticipated program start date: October 1, 2020.
Utilize This Offer
The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa / Community Grants Office (CGO) is pleased to announce an open competition to submit applications for community-initiated projects that support community self-reliance at the grassroots level in the areas of livelihood, education, women empowerment, people with disability support, water and sanitation, health, and environment through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (SSHP).
Award amounts range from US$5,000 to a maximum of US$25,000 All grants are one-time only.
Deadline for Applications: June 30th of the current year.
For more information, visit https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/addis-ababa/funding-opportunities/