PGO Request for SSH Proposals

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U. S. EMBASSY Nouakchott Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Section A.

Funding Opportunity Program Description Assistance Instrument Type:
Grant Funding Opportunity Title:
PGO Request for SSH Proposals Funding Opportunity Number:
PGO-MRT-FY2023 Catalog of Federal


Domestic Assistance Number:
1 9. 220 Funding Amount:
$60,000 Number of Awards:
5 Key Dates:
1. Applications must be submitted by 11:59PM EDT on August 06, 202 4. 2. Questions must be submitted by 11:59PM EDT on July 24, 202 4. 3. Notification of project approval and award signing expected by September 202 4. Eligibility Category:
Local communities, cooperatives, associations, local NGOs, municipalities.

Executive Summary:
The U. S. Embassy Nouakchott / Program and Grants Office (PGO) at the U. S. Department of State (DOS), announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Request of Full Proposals from organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that promote socioeconomic activities.

Five to ten grants, with a combined total of $60,000 U. S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2023 Special Self-Help program (SSH)/source of funding will be awarded (pending availability of funds) for work that will support socioeconomic activities.

The period of performance is 12 to 16 months.

Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Contact Person:
For questions on the application and technical content please contact Please read carefully the entire solicitation package if you plan to submit an application; there are steps that you should take immediately in order to make your submissions by the deadline.


1. Background:
U. S. Embassy Nouakchott’s Program and Grants Office (PGO) announces a request for full proposals from organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that promote socioeconomic activities under its Ambassador’s Special Self Help program (SSH).

PGO invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit their proposals that reflect the below goals - pending funding availability.

Please carefully follow all instructions below.


2. The Special Self-Help Program Objectives:
Programming supported with SSH resources should address the following program objective:
The purpose of the Special Self-Help program is to fund grants for small development activities that generate public awareness of U. S. foreign assistance efforts but that 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 small community projects that have immediate impact, and further mission policies and objectives.

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.

All Special Self-Help projects are community-based, initiated locally, administered at the local level, and include significant community contributions in cash, labor or materials.

The implementation period for individual self-help projects is short - less than one year, and projects are small – ranging in cost from $6,000 to $12,00 0. Projects proposed should not exceed $12,00 0.
Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Mauritania

Estimated Funding: $60,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Local communities, cooperatives, associations, local NGOs, municipalities.

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