I need more information about the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program. Can you send it to me?
You will find all requirements and application instructions noted in the full Notice of Funding Opportunity. Click here to open the page. Read it carefully and use it as a guideline and checklist for preparing your statement of interest correctly to make it eligible for the competition.
I am requesting an application form for the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program. Can you send it to me?
There is no application form to fill out. Each applying organization must submit a statement of interest responding to the requirements and instructions noted here.
How do I apply for an Ambassador’s Special Self-Help grant?
Your organization must prepare a Statement of Interest based on the program requirements listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity found here. You will need to email your statement to email@example.com.
What is the review process for the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program?
A Grants Review Committee will evaluate all eligible Statements of Interest (SOIs.) All eligible SOIs will be reviewed against the criteria listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the program. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Submitted proposals will go through a second merit review before final funding decisions are made.
How can I partner with you on the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help-Program?
The program is managed internally, and we don’t offer paid or volunteer partnerships.
I am seeking sponsorship for myself, my family, or my event. Can the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help be my sponsor?
The program doesn’t offer sponsorships for individuals, families, or events. Only organized groups implementing projects benefitting entire communities are considered for funding.
I am an individual facing personal difficulties and need financial assistance. Will the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program send me money?
The program does provide funds to individuals. The aim of the program is community well-being, extending beyond individuals.
I sent you an email requesting a grant. When can I expect an answer?
Applying organizations must submit a Statement of Interest prepared following the requirements and instructions noted in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. An email will not suffice for consideration for the competition.
Our organization received an Ambassador’s Special Self-Help grant in the past. Can we apply again?
We receive hundreds of requests for funding. To give a chance to other communities, groups that have been funded through the Ambassador’s Special-Self Help program in the past are not eligible to apply.
My organization is not based in Nigeria. Can I apply for the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help grant in Nigeria?
Only organizations legally registered in Nigeria are eligible to apply. Check the website of the U.S. Embassy in your country to find information about the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program locally.
I am an individual with an idea for a community project. Is the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help grant for me?
The program accepts applications from established groups. We encourage you to work with such a group in your community to submit a proposal. The program does not allow funding of individuals.
We need support for our community. Can you help us?
This program provides modest grants for small scale community development activities that improve living conditions. If your group meets the eligibility criteria, you should submit a Statement of Interest prepared according to the requirements and instructions found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
I emailed my resume. Will you give me a job?
The program does not provide job opportunities. For employment at the U.S. Mission check the job opportunities page on this website.
Can the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program help me begin a business?
The program cannot fund private businesses.
I am looking for a scholarship to attend a school. Is the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program for me?
The program does not provide scholarships, tuitions or pay school fees.
Where does my organization send the completed SOI?
The email address for Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program Statements of Interest is: firstname.lastname@example.org We receive multiple applications there daily, so we know the email address is functional. If you are experiencing technical issues, you must contact your systems administrator.
I have read the notice of funding opportunity thoroughly and have a specific question regarding the Ambassador’s Special Self Help program. How can I contact you?
If you have specific questions, not covered by the notice of funding opportunity, please contact: email@example.com
Our organization submitted a Statement of Interest for the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program to the intake email address. Can you confirm receipt?
We receive hundreds of Statements of Interests for the program and are unable to respond to each applicant. Best way to ensure eligibility is careful review of the program objectives and submission requirements in the notice of funding opportunity and responding to them thoroughly.