Ambassador's Special Self Help Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U. S. Embassy Dar es Salaam announcesan open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry outprojects through the Ambassador’s Special Self Help (SSH) Small Grants Program.

Economic Empowerment The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund welcomes

innovative and unique incomegenerating activities within a community that improve the livelihood of disadvantaged populations, including people with disabilities, orphans, elderly, or victims of sexual exploitation or trafficking.

The proposed activity should provide a benefit for the community-at-large.

Advancement of Women and Girls The Embassy encourages proposals that support women’s economic or social empowerment, women’s employment, and marketable skills.

Emphasis will be given to the expansion of women owned businesses that train, employ, and empower women and girls.

Children / Youth Ambassador's Special Self Help grants may also support community programs benefiting children and youth.

Community-led activities covering a broad range of youth services including sustainable nutrition programs and innovative youth empowerment initiatives are welcome.

· The organization will have to provide ongoing project reports.

U. S. Embassy staff will make periodic visitsto the project site.

· Recipient communities must demonstrate their substantial commitment by either contributing to the project financially or providing labor orsupplies (in kind contribution) to carry out the project.

· Proposed projects must be well planned and ready to be implemented and must be easily self-sustaining when thegrant is completed.

Projects must be completed in less than one year.

· The organization must obtain approval from the local development committee, district and/or authorities,local village and/or district councils before submission of the proposal to the U. S. Embassy Dar es Salaam.

Please refer to the link below for the complete NOFO and application package:
Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Tanzania

Estimated Funding: $50,000

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Notice of Funding of Grants Award

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The Ambassador's Special Self help program will only accept proposals from: Registered not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/ non-governmental organizations headquartered in Tanzania.Established, registered grassroots community -based organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organizations headquartered in Tanzania.The following is not eligible for funding: •Charitable or donation related activities;•Projects that support specific religious activities;•Fundraising campaigns;•Lobbying for specific legislation or projects;•Scientific research;•Projects intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; •Projects that duplicate existing efforts;•Purchase of alcohol, medicine, school uniforms, school fees, bursaries, or personal expenses; •Purchase of food and food parcels;•Support for private businesses, private crèches, or public/government schools unless through involvement of a Parent-Teacher Association;•Fees or salaries, including those for training, seminars, travel costs, or per diem;•Any chemical, including fertilizer, pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides; and Religious/police/law enforcement/prison-related/political or military activities.

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