Special Self-Help Grant for Community Development: Up to $10,000

Deadline: June 30, 2013

Applications are invited for the American Ambassador to Nigeria’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Grant Program. The SSH Program provides small grants to community development activities in Nigeria. It is designed to help communities help themselves. Currently, the American contribution to any one project ranges from USD$3,000 to $USD10,000. Smaller requests are also welcome. All funds under the SSH Program are disbursed in Naira.


Under this program,

  • projects must originate in the community
  • the community must make significant contributions to the success of the project, such as land, labor, money, materials, ongoing supervision, and other resources.

To request the application form, please send an e-mail to: [email protected] When sending e-mail, please write “Special Self-Help application” in the subject line.

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