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Grant Program for NGOs – Democratic Republic of Congo

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 9, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on August 30, 2021
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The U.S. Embassy has provided small grants to local organizations for more than 20 years.

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Funds provide the capability to achieve targeted, small-scale goals that may not be included in larger foreign assistance programs.

These funds are used to addresses health and development challenges and promotes increased economic opportunities in Africa.

Projects selected for funding must be completed and serve the community within one year.

Priority is given to organizations and projects which have not been previously funded by the Government of the United States of America.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Non-governmental organizations based within the DRC.
2. Applicant organizations with a demonstrated expertise in their program field.
3. Applicant organizations must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System / DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on .

Expertise and established relationships with international NGOs, other international donors, and / or local organizations will be considered favorably.

The funded activities can fall within one or more of the following categories:
a) Education;
b) Health;
c) Development;
d) Vocational training and income-generating activities.

Selected projects must have strong community involvement with a substantial community benefit that is self-sustaining and ongoing.

Projects to support vulnerable populations, including women, people living with disabilities, victims of gender-based violence, orphans and homeless children, etc., are particularly desirable.

Projects selected for funding must be completed and serve the community within one year.

Awards may range from a minimum of US$3,000 to a maximum of US$9,000.

Deadline for Applications: August 31st, 2021.

Anticipated program start date: October 31st, 2021.

For more information, please download the call (PDF format) at

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 09
Jun 09

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information 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 proposal(s) 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. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
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, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jun 09
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Jill Langhus
Jun 11
Jun 11

Thanks, Ana.