Grant Programs

The Small Grants Program at U.S. Mission Uganda consists of two small-scale funding opportunities. The goal of these funds is to assist and encourage communities in becoming self-reliant, improving their basic socio-economic conditions, decreasing the impact of the global AIDS pandemic, and creating opportunities for a brighter future.

The Small Grants Office oversees two separate funds. Together, these programs aim to assist in building a healthier, more productive society and generating broad economic opportunities for all Ugandans.

Ambassador’s Special Self Help Fund: Provides funding to help community-based organizations launch small-scale sustainable development projects for income generation and quality of life improvements.

PEPFAR Uganda Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS: Seeks to assist local Ugandan grassroots community organizations to implement projects that promote HIV/AIDS prevention and provide care and support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and/or key populations (KP).

Small Grants Applications
Our application process is simple and direct. Each of the grants programs has its own application form and guidelines. It is important that you use the most updated application form for the program in which you are applying. Applications that do not use the correct form, follow the indicated format or are incomplete will not be considered.

Fraud and Scam Warning:
The U.S. Embassy never asks for any form of payment or registration fee related to Embassy grants or the grants 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.