Donor: U.S. Embassy Mauritius
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: MRU-SSH-2024-01
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 28.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 15.000$
Total available budget: 30.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 20.000$
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

U.S. Embassy Port Louis announces an open competition for organizations in Mauritius and Rodrigues Island to submit applications to carry out a project through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program. A grant agreement for up to $15,000-$20,000 (U.S. Dollars) in fiscal year (FY2023) Economic Support Funds (ESF) will be awarded (pending availability of funds) for work that will support organizations throughout the country. The period of performance is 12 months. Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Funding is provided for small construction projects, communal construction equipment, and durable goods.

Projects this year should fall under one or more of the following three categories:
· Small construction projects (less than 1,000 square meters)
· Communal construction equipment
· Miscellaneous durable goods

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program provides small grants to assist community development projects that improve basic economic or social conditions in local communities. The small grants should aim to encourage self-reliance within local communities in Mauritius and Rodrigues Island by providing resources needed to turn a good idea into action.

2) Eligibility

Not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental organizations and grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) registered in Mauritius, are eligible to apply. For-profit entities, commercial organizations, Mauritian government agencies, parastatal bodies, and individuals are not eligible.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Mauritius.

4) Budget

The estimated total program funding is $30,000, with each award ranging from $15,000 to $20,000.

5) Application 

Interested organizations should submit proposals by June 28, 2024, to PortLouisSelfHelp@state.gov. Projects should align with program objectives and benefit the community by addressing specific needs.

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