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U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: Call for Applications for Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program 2020

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 30, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2020
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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.

Eligibility:
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/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 30, 2020
Apr 30, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
May 02, 2020
May 02, 2020

Thanks, Ana.

Amelework Yilma
May 02, 2020
May 02, 2020

Ana thank you
Its good for me to aply. I am working on this. I will be apply.
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Amele

Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 02, 2020
May 02, 2020

Welcome.
Great.
Read carefully and comply with all the requirements and instructions on How to Apply.
Good work and good luck!

Worku Abera
May 04, 2020
May 04, 2020

Ana thank you
Its good for me to aply. I am working on this. I will be apply.
Regarding
Worku Abera