U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund (SSH)

The SSH program is aimed at assisting Beninese community groups to develop lasting, self-sustaining projects that significantly impact communities by addressing critical health, social, and development concerns.

Each year, Embassy Cotonou supports approximately six to ten projects with small grants,


typically under $5,00 0. These grants have contributed to agricultural modernization, women’s empowerment, improving sanitation, improving learning conditions, and providing greater access to clean water, health services, and education.

The projects are for community-based groups or organizations, initiated locally, and administered at the local level.

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Benin

Estimated Funding: $55,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Link to NOFO published on US Embassy Website

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Benin-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Agency Email Description:
Business E-Mail Address

Agency Email:

Date Posted:

Application Due Date:

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