ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUNDS (ESF)

U.S. Embassy Libreville: Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (SSH)

Deadline: June 15, 2018

The United States Embassy in Gabon is currently accepting applications for its Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Fund. The program provides small grants to assist community development projects and aims to improve basic economic or social conditions in local communities.

Every project must seek to:

  • improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level;
  • support high-impact, quick-implementation activities that benefit a large number of people, without requiring further SSH assistance;
  • 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;
  • use environmentally friendly materials such as cement bricks; and
  • be completed within twelve months (one year).

Funding Information

Grants generally range from 3 to 6 million FCFA and must be completed within one year.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility is restricted to registered local community associations and cooperatives.

How to Apply

Proposals are due no later than June 15, 2018. Click here to download the application.

You can submit your application via ONE of the following methods:

Eligible Countries: Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe