|Donor:||U.S. Mission to Namibia|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||1.000$|
|Total available budget:||50.000$|
|Maximum grant size:||18.000$|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Agriculture & Rural Development
- Capacity Building
- Children & Youth
- Climate Change
- Economic Development
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Food Security
- Social Inclusion
- Water & Sanitation
- Women & Gender
The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to respond quickly to local requests for small community-based development projects. The SSH program provides small, one-time grants to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities. The program is designed to support small scale projects that benefit an entire community. SSH focus will be on projects that assist disadvantaged or marginalized groups. The U.S. Embassy makes every effort to fund qualified projects from across Namibia’s fourteen regions.
SSH focus will be on projects that assist disadvantaged or marginalized groups. The U.S. Embassy makes every effort to fund qualified projects from across Namibia’s fourteen regions. Some of the past SSH projects have included training women, youth, and school dropouts to be computer literate, and purchasing solar powered water pumps to make fresh potable water available to villagers. They have done multiple garden projects, where beneficiaries have been able to generate income to support themselves and improve their livelihoods. They have funded projects that assist people with disabilities, projects teaching technical skills such as understanding and installing small-scale solar technology.
The Embassy welcomes applications from schools, cooperatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), or Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) that support community-based initiatives.
Actions must take place in Namibia.
Total available funding is $50,000. Awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $18,000. Length of performance period is 12 months. Number of awards anticipated: 5 awards.
Applications can be emailed to whkselfhelp(a)state.gov or mailed to/handed-delivered to U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Private Bag 12029 / No. 14 Lossen Street, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek. Applications must be received by March 31, 2021.