Ambassador’s Small Grant Program – The Ambassador’s Special Self Help (ASSH) program is a grassroots assistance program that funds grants for small development activities that generate public awareness of U.S. foreign assistance efforts which fall outside the structure of other established U.S. assistance projects.
The program is intended to be flexible and allow the Ambassador to respond directly to requests from local communities for assistance with projects that have immediate impact, and further Mission priorities. Equally important, the Special Self-Help program is structured to encourage communities to be self-reliant and undertake similar activities on their own in the future.
How to apply / Ambassador’s Small Grant Program
We are now accepting statements of interest (SOI) for the ASSH program. The application instructions are described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) below. For questions about the program and application process please contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2022 Ambassador’s Special Self Help SOI call (PDF 790KB)
Application deadline is April 30, 2022.
PEPFAR Small Grants Program / Ambassador’s Small Grant Program
The PEPFAR Coordination Office awards a limited number of grants to non-governmental organizations and other civil society entities in support of human rights for key populations (KPs). The grants advance PEPFAR’s overarching goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, also known as PEPFAR, is U.S. Government’s response to the global AIDS epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history.
PEPFAR Small Grants Program NOFO – Community-Led Monitoring (CLM)
CLM is a community initiated, client-centered, evidence-based approach to facilitate continuous and convenient access to HIV services for people living with HIV.
PEPFAR’s objectives for the program are;
1. To assess barriers to HIV service access and uptake from the perspectives of people living with HIV (“client”)
2. To evaluate gaps in delivery, which negatively impacts treatment adherence, from the client’s perspective
3. To identify actionable recommendations and deploy mitigants for needs and gaps identified.
4. To achieve these objectives, PEPFAR awards a limited number of grants to not-for profit organizations with capabilities to work to implement CLM. This would include the capability to monitor HIV service delivery at the health facility level.
5. It would include the capability to routinely and systematically gather crucial information and observations about the quality and accessibility of HIV services from the client’s perspective.
6. It would involve the capacity to work with PEPFAR teams and implementing partners to facilitate joint action that would help to improve the quality and accessibility of HIV services and ultimately the patient experience and patient outcomes.
7. The program advances PEPFAR’s overarching goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, also known as PEPFAR, is U.S. Government’s response to the global AIDS epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history.