Grant Programs

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program.  This program aims to support a wide variety of small-scale community-based initiatives that promote self-reliance, foster development, and promise an immediate and dramatic effect on local communities.  U.S. Embassy Kampala is no longer accepting applications for the SSH2019 program.  Please watch the Embassy’s website, our Facebook page, and Twitter for updates to the program and for other funding opportunities. 

The Small Grants Program at U.S. Mission Uganda consists of two small-scale development funds. The goal of these funds is to assist and encourage communities in becoming self-reliant, improve basic socio-economic conditions, decrease the impact of the global AIDS pandemic, and create opportunities for a brighter future for orphans and vulnerable children.


PEPFAR Uganda Small Grants Notice Of Funding Opportunity FY-2019

This Notice of Funding closed on August 30, 2019. If you submitted a proposal, the PEPFAR Uganda office will contact you in the coming months.

Provides funding to help community-based organizations launch small-scale sustainable development projects for income generation and quality of life improvements.

The Peace Corps is a U.S. Government Volunteer agency that provides service opportunity for motivated American changemakers to immerse themselves in service for two years in a community abroad, working side by side with local communities to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The agency currently operates in over 60 countries around the world, and first established a presence in Uganda in 1964. Peace Corps Uganda has more than 165 Peace Corps Volunteers based in over 50 districts around the country, focusing on capacity building in agribusiness, education, and health. Whereas Peace Corps is not a funding agency, it is an integral part of the U.S. mission’s vision of realizing a stronger Uganda one community at a time. Please contact Peace Corps Uganda to find out more about partnering opportunities by visiting their website at or email at

Fraud and Scam Warning:
The U.S. Embassy never asks for any form of payment or registration fee related to Embassy grants or the grant application process. Payments should never be given to a third party in connection to U.S. Embassy grants. Any communication from the U.S. Embassy concerning your grant or grant application will only come from official U.S. government emails, which end in If you suspect you are a target of fraud, please contact the Small Grants office at the U.S. Embassy.