le 23/11/2021


US Embassy in Harare – AIDS Relief Programs

The U.S. Department of State, through the U.S. Embassy in Harare, announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a small, community-based development program.

Priority Region : 

Zimbabwe (all 10 provinces)

Program Objectives:

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program awards grants to registered non-governmental, non-profit, community-based organizations to implement short-term (12-month), small-scale development projects that include significant community involvement.

Priority consideration is given to income generating projects that improve basic economic or social conditions at the village level.

The SSH Program in Zimbabwe has several funding sources, each with a specific mandate.  When applying for funding, clearly identify which fund you are applying to.

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Fund :

The PEPFAR Small Grants Fund focuses on income generating activities that improve care, support, and economic conditions for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and those directly affected by HIV/AIDS such as grandparents caring for grandchildren orphaned due to HIV/AIDS.

  • Examples of previous projects: Agricultural training, nutritional gardens, grinding mills, artisan activities, sewing project for PLWHA, distribution system for nutritional supplements, HIV/AIDS prevention information.

Eligible Applicants :

  • The applicant must be a Zimbabwe registered non-governmental, non-profit, or community-based organization.
    • Registered trusts, associations, schools, churches, etc. meet this eligibility requirement.
    • Individuals, businesses, and government entities do NOT
  • All applications must include and identify a significant community contribution (cash, labor, and/or materials).
  • The beneficiary members must be Zimbabwean citizens.
  • Applicants must display sound management in the form of financial and administrative procedures that protect against fraud, waste, and abuse.



Deadline for Applications : January 4, 2022

Funding : $2,500 to $8,000

Further information

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