Grants Programs

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program started in 1964 as a pilot project in Ghana, and it has since expanded to other African countries.  It is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to respond quickly to the needs of small, community-based development projects.  Every year, a few projects are selected based on the quality of the project and the impact that the project will have in the community. Read more.

Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties and build relationships between the U.S. and Mauritius or Seychelles through activities that highlight shared values, goals and cooperation. All programs must include a strong, central American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. values, perspectives and policies. More information and the call for proposals is available here.