Donor: U.S. Mission to Rwanda
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: DOS-RWANDA-PE-2022-01
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 25.07.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 1.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 15.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

U.S. Embassy Kigali and the U.S. Department of State announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to support their local communities. All projects should be community based, locally initiated, and foster community self-reliance. The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program is a grants program that seeks to reduce poverty and hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. These community development efforts promote self-reliance through significant local contributions and sustainability requirements. Over the last nine years, the State Department has provided $2 million each year to support SSH projects in 47 countries across the continent.

This year U.S. Embassy Kigali is seeking applications for projects which will:
1) Improve basic economic and social conditions at the grassroots level.
2) Support high-impact activities that benefit many people.
3) Involve local contribution in cash, labor, and/or material.
4) Have local support and be within the ability of the local community to operate and maintain.
5) Be completed within 12 months.

2) Eligibility 

This grant opportunity is open only to cooperatives that are registered with the Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) or non-governmental organizations that are registered with the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Rwanda.

4) Budget 

Grants may range from $1,000-$15,000.

5) Application 

Applications are due no later than 25 July 2022.

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