US Embassy Special Self-Help Grants in Cote dIvoire
The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Embassy Abidjan) is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations to submit projects proposals for its Ambassador’s Special Self-help (SSH) Program.
Embassy Abidjan invites proposals for small community projects.
The SSH Program is designed to improve basic economic and social conditions in local communities and support high impact, quick implementation activities that benefit a large number of people.
Participating communities provide a significant contribution in cash, labor, and materials.
The demand for SSH funds is very high and well above their funding.
Examples of SSH projects include, but are not limited to:
- Income generating activities
- Development activities
- Interventions that improve access to potable water
- Vocational and educational trainings
- Health and nutrition activities
- Agricultural and nature improvement projects;Funding Information
- Length of performance period: 6 to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: 5 to 8
- Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $11,000
- Total available funding: To be determined
- Type of funding: Economic Support Funds-Overseas Contingency Operations
- Project Performance Period: Proposed projects should be completed in 12 months or less.Participants and Audiences
- Embassy Abidjan is soliciting proposals for SSH grants from nongovernmental organizations, community groups, village associations, women’s groups, or any other group that can show it has formed into a group or entity recognized by the relevant authority in the area where it operates and has a bank account in the name of the group.Eligibility Criteria
- Embassy Abidjan encourages applications from registered not-for-profit organizations, including village associations, women groups and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience, operating in Côte d’Ivoire.Apply by 15th February.
For more information and application details, see; US Embassy Special Self-Help Grants in Cote dIvoire