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Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund (Angola)

ID: DOS-ANGOLA-SSH-FY24-01 • Type: Posted

Description

The U.S. Embassy Luanda is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2024 Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund. The Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) program is a grass-roots grant assistance program that allows U.S. Ambassadors to support local requests for small community-based development projects. The purpose of the Special Self-Help Program is to support communities through modest grants that will positively impact local communities. The SSH philosophy is to help communities ready to help themselves.

Background
The U.S. Embassy Luanda is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2024 Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund. The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program is a grass-roots grant assistance program that allows U.S. Ambassadors to support local requests for small community-based development projects. The purpose of the Special Self-Help Program is to support communities through modest grants that will positively impact local communities. The SSH philosophy is to help communities ready to help themselves.

Grant Details
The program seeks to improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level and have long-lived value, with a focus on high-impact projects benefiting the greatest number of people possible. Projects must be self-sustaining upon completion and within the community’s ability to maintain and operate. The requested amount for implementing activities cannot exceed $10,000, and project budgets generally range from $2,000 to $10,000. The program does not fund certain items such as equipment like vehicles, office equipment, copiers, stereos, religious projects unless they genuinely assist the whole community without regard to religious affiliation, personal businesses, scholarships, donations, or honorariums.

Eligibility Requirements
All citizens of Angola representing a civilian, religious, social, community development, special interest, disability, or advocacy group or organization may request funding for a community activity. Groups must be registered with the proper authorities. The project must be submitted by an organized group who are motivated, have a real need, and have already successfully implemented projects in the community.

Period of Performance
The proposed programs should be completed in 1 year or less.

Grant Value
Total Amount Available: Approximately $35,000; Anticipated Number of Awards: 4-10

Place of Performance
Angola

Overview

Category of Funding
Community Development
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/11/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity DOS-ANGOLA-SSH-FY24-01 for Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund (Angola) with funding of $35,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.220 Ambassadors' Special Self Help Fund. It is expected that 4 total grants will be made worth between $2,500 and $10,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 11, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
June 30, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 67 Days
Last Updated
March 11, 2024, 10:34 a.m. EDT
Version
4
Archive Date
July 26, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Individuals
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Info
Angolan NGOs and community groups.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$10,000
Floor
$2,500
Estimated Program Funding
$35,000
Estimated Number of Grants
4

Contacts

Contact
James E Day Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
For Inquiries
Contact Phone
244 222 641 054

Documents

Posted documents for DOS-ANGOLA-SSH-FY24-01

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