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Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program in Namibia

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia is currently seeking applications for its Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program.

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program allows the U.S. Embassy to help communities improve their basic economic or social conditions. The program is designed to support smallscale activities that benefit an entire community. The focus will be on projects that assist disadvantaged or marginalized groups.


  • The U.S. Embassy will prioritize funding projects in the following sectors for disadvantaged or marginalized groups:
    • Food Security: Projects could include gardens, aquaculture, or hydroponics projects.
    • Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Measures: Projects could include physical upgrades such as predator-resistant kraals or electric fencing.
    • Renewable Energy: Projects could include items such as solar panels or small wind turbines.
    • Drought Mitigation: Projects could create irrigation or water supply systems in rural communities.

Funding Information

  • The size of the grants usually ranges from approximately N$50,000 to N$250,000.
  • There is no minimum amount for funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The U.S. Embassy makes every effort to fund qualified projects from across Namibia’s 14 regions. Applications are received throughout the year, but applications must be received by March 31 for each annual funding cycle. Funding decisions are usually made around July. Funding for selected projects is usually available in October.

For more information, visit https://na.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grant-programs/

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