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Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program for Tanzanian Not-for-Profit Organizations

Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program for Tanzanian Not-for-Profit Organizations

Deadline: 1 April 2020

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to implement projects through the Ambassador’s Special Self Help (SSH) Community Grants Program.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
Each project is expected to:

Improve basic economic or social conditions at the community or village level;
Support high-impact, quick-implementation activities that benefit many people within one year without requiring further SSH assistance;
Involve a significant local contribution in cash, labor, or material, and be within the ability of the local community to operate and maintain;
Be in direct response to the initiative and aspirations of the local community (the local sponsors of the project, who will also be its prime beneficiaries); and
Not initiate, continue, or supplement technical assistance programs.
Priority will be given to projects that support income generating activities, and/or the advancement of vulnerable or disadvantaged people, including women, youth, and people with disabilities.
Award Information

Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Award Ceiling: $10,000
Award Floor: $2,000
Eligible Applicants

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
The SSH Program will only accept proposals from:
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental, organizations headquartered in Tanzania.
Established, registered grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) headquartered in Tanzania.
The beneficiary members must be Tanzanian citizens.
Applicants must display sound management in the form of financial and administrative procedures that protect against fraud, waste and abuse.
For-profit, commercial entities and individuals are not eligible to apply.
The following is not eligible for funding:

Charitable or donation related activities.
Projects that support specific religious activities.
Fundraising campaigns.
Revolving credit schemes.
Lobbying for specific legislation or projects.
Projects intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization.
Projects that duplicate other U.S. Government programs.
Purchase of alcohol, medicine, school uniforms, school fees, bursaries, or personal expenses.
Purchase of food and food parcels.
Fees or salaries, including those for training, seminars, travel costs, or per diem.
Any chemical, including fertilizer, pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides.
Religious/police/law enforcement/prison-related/political or military activities.
For used equipment-to avoid recurring maintenance and support cost. There is a general policy for financing only new equipment unless it is simple in design and spare parts are available locally.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323713

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