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U.S. Ambassadorмs Special Self Help 2016, U.S. Embassy Maseru

Post Date

January 5th 2016

Application Due Date

February 29th 2016

Feb. 29, 2016. Applications received by the U.S. Embassy after the closing date will not be considered.

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Community Development

Community-initiated projects that improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level.

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


This program is for community-initiated projects involving schools, clinics, co-operatives, associations, training or community improvement projects.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $5000 - $10000

Grant Description

The Ambassadorмs 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. This Self-help fund provides small, short-term grants (one year) to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities. The fund provides grants for activities such as construction of classrooms, construction of community centers and health clinics, boreholes for access to clean water, school equipment and supplies, medical equipment, solar heating and agricultural kits among others listed in our guidelines

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of State

  • Office:

    U.S. Mission to Maseru-Lesotho

  • Agency Contact:

    Ann-Sofie LaFortune
    Special Projects Coordinator
    Phone 26622312666

  • Agency Mailing Address:

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