Donor: U.S. Mission to Nigeria
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: NGA-POLECON-GR-22-002-012822
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.04.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 3.000$
Total available budget: 65.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 10.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

U.S. Embassy Abuja announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects through the Ambassador’s Special Self Help (ASSH) Small Grants Program. ASSH program is a grassroots assistance program that funds grants for small development activities that generate public awareness of U.S. foreign assistance efforts which fall outside the structure of other established U.S. assistance projects. The program is intended to be flexible and allow the Ambassador to respond directly to requests from local communities for assistance with projects that have immediate impact and further Mission priorities. Equally important, the Special Self-Help program is structured to encourage communities to be self-reliant and undertake similar activities on their own in the future.

Acceptable project objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Economic diversification, including small business creation and income generation: Generate sustainable income and employment opportunities in local communities; Advance economic diversification at the grassroots level; Encourage use of local natural resources for income generation; Promote a culture of entrepreneurship; Improve basic economic or living conditions of a community; Purchase of income generating-equipment such as weaving looms, threshing machines, oil presses, beehives etc.
  • Social services: Assist populations which may be disadvantaged or at-risk on a temporary or chronic basis, including people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, the elderly and female heads of household; Construction of health clinics or workshops; Water and sanitation related projects.
  • Youth and child development
  • Community-based natural resource management: Expand effective community ownership and management of natural resources; Developing sustainable community-based tourism; Promoting the conservation of natural resources.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are Not-for-profit organizations legally registered in Nigeria; Established, local, grassroots groups (self-help associations, youth groups, parent-teacher associations, community cooperatives) legally registered in Nigeria.

3) Location

Actions must be implemented in Nigeria.

4) Budget

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between $3,000 and $10,000. Total available funding is $65,000. Expected number of awards is 10.

5) Application

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2022. All templates can be downloaded from the given website.

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