DEPARTMENT OF STATE – U.S. EMBASSY MAPUTO
NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Funding Opportunity Number: SMZ-500-FY19-01
U.S. AMBASSADOR’S SPECIAL SELF-HELP FUND (SSH)
SHOULD BE SENT TO:
Fax: 21 49 0114
OR HAND-DELIVER TO:
193, Kenneth Kaunda Avenue
P.O. BOX 783 Maputo
FOR ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT THE U.S EMBASSY COMMUNITY GRANTS OFFICE THROUGH:
PHONE: 21492797 Ext: 3012
THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS:
JUNE 15, 2019
Maputo, April 15, 2019
The Embassy of the United States of America welcomes the submission of proposals for funding under the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Fund. The SSH Fund assists Mozambican community organizations and groups to develop lasting, self-sustaining projects that benefit entire communities.
Number of awards anticipated: Five awards (depending on amounts);
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000;
Total available funding: $50,000;
Type of Funding: FY2018 Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act;
Anticipated program start date: September 2019.
SSH grants are intended to support local community organizations that are serving a grassroots need through projects that are community generated and implemented and include significant community contribution in cash, labor or materials.
Organizations must be nonprofit.
Funding request must range in cost from $1,000 to $10,000.
The Organization must be legally registered.
· Foster community self-reliance.
· Have community participation and contribution — volunteer time and labor, donated land, equipment and materials – and the U.S. contribution must be on a one-time basis only.
· Improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level.
· Be viable and sustainable in terms of finance, personnel support, necessary expertise and services.
· Respect environmental norms for small projects. The proposed activity will not adversely affect protected or other sensitive environmental areas nor jeopardize threatened and endangered species and their habitat.
· Not exceed twelve months.
· Religious, military, or law enforcement activities;
· Activities with unmitigated and negative environmental consequences (such as dams or roads through forest lands);
· Procurement of vehicles;
· Provision of capital to beneficiaries through either loans or grants
· Applications may be submitted in English or Portuguese;
· A copy of the organization’s registration should be included with the proposal;
· The proposal must not exceed 5 pages (Times New Roman, font 12 and single line spacing), and must include the following information:
· Summary page;
· Name of the organization or group, address and target group;
· Proposal summary;
· Problem Statement;
· Project objectives and activities;
· Project location;
· Work plan for implementation of activities;
· Monitoring and reporting plan;
· Detailed budget;
· Program Partners;
· Future Funding or Sustainability;
· Brief description of key personnel