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U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program – Zambia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 24, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 27, 2021
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U.S. Embassy Lusaka announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects through the Ambassador’s Special Self Help (ASSH) Small Grants Program.

ASSH program is a grassroots assistance program that funds grants for small development activities that generate public awareness of U.S. foreign assistance efforts which fall outside the structure of other established U.S. assistance projects.

The program is intended to be flexible and allow the Ambassador to respond directly to requests from local communities for assistance with projects that have immediate impact and further Mission priorities.

Equally important, the Special Self-Help program is structured to encourage communities to be self-reliant and undertake similar activities on their own in the future.

Utilize This Offer

All applicants must be Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) registered on the province or national level in Zambia.

They welcome proposals from Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work directly with communities.

Acceptable project objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:
a) Economic diversification, including small business creation and income generation;
b) Social services;
c) Youth and child development;
d) Community-based natural resource management.

Award Ceiling: USD$15,000.

Closing Date for Applications: Feb 28, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330914

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 24
Jan 24

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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do 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;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website.

Jill Langhus
Jan 25
Jan 25

Thanks, Ana.