Self Help Grant

Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program

Launched in 1964 in Togo, the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program is a unique mechanism that enables U.S. embassies around the world to support small-scale community-based initiatives that promote self-reliance, foster development, and promise an immediate and dramatic effect on local communities.

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program. The U.S. Mission Kampala is accepting applications from 1 April – 10 May, 2019 for the 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.  Previously funded projects include development projects (schools, health clinics, wells), to projects that aid employment and help communities develop marketable skills (village craft centers, agricultural cooperatives), to projects that address concerns such as women’s empowerment and the environment.

To find the Notice of Funding, the application and Budget annex templates, please click here:

Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program Guidelines: To download the Ambassador Special Self Help Program application form and guidelines CLICK HERE.  To download the required budget and logical framework templates CLICK HERE.

Small Grants Office
U.S. Mission Uganda
Telephone: 0414-259-791 ext. 6421/6444/6141
Email: kampalaselfhelp@state.gov