The United States Ambassador’s Small Grants program (ASG) provides one-time small grants to community development programs that improve the socio-economic wellbeing and/or health of the community. The ASG Program is designed to support communities help themselves. Funding under the ASG Program is largely provided by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and by the U.S. Department of State Self-Help. Under the ASG, projects must originate in the community, and the community members need to make significant contributions to the success of the project, such as land, labor, funds, materials, ongoing supervision, and other resources. American contribution to any one project ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. Smaller requests are also welcome.
Currently, the ASG funds projects in three categories: projects that target care for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children, projects that promote human rights for key populations, and projects that support community development in the larger community.
General Instructions for Interested Grant Applicants:
Applicants interested in projects that promote human rights for key populations, please go to “Form C” below to download the grant application packet.
Applicants interested in projects that specifically target care for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children, please go to “Form B”below to download the grant application packet.
Applicants interested in community development programs in the larger community, please go to “Form A” below to download the grant application packet.
Please use the grant application packet that best fits your program listed under “Application Forms” below.