Donor: U.S. Embassy Mauritius
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 09.09.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 10.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The Embassy of the United States in Port Louis has the pleasure to invite proposals from non-governmental organizations, schools, community groups, health and environmental associations and others for the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program in Mauritius and Seychelles. The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program is a grassroots assistance program that responds to requests for financial assistance from small community-based projects that are initiated and administered at the local level.

Every project is expected to: (1) improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level; (2) support high-impact, quick-implementation activities that benefit a large number of people, without requiring further SSH assistance; (3) involve a significant local contribution in cash, labor, and/or materials, and be within the ability of the local community to operate and maintain on a sustainable basis; (4) not initiate, continue, or supplement technical assistance programs; and (5) contribute, whenever possible, to income-generating or self-sustaining activities.

2) Eligibility

Community based organisations are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Mauritius.

4) Budget

Project funding varies depending on the type of organisation and need of the project but grants are usually small (around $10,000). The project expected not to exceed twelve months.

5) Application 

This year’s deadline is 9 September 2021.

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