Special Self-Help Fund

Ambassador Simon Henshaw visits the Dalaba Shoemakers’ Center.

The United States Embassy provides grants under the Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund (SSH) to non-governmental organizations, schools, community associations, and other local groups that directly benefit and improve the quality of life for citizens and their communities in Guinea. This program, which began in Togo in 1964, allows U.S. Ambassadors to respond directly to requests from communities for small-scale, quick-impact, community-based development projects.

Grants typically range from $5,000 to $15,000. U.S. financial contributions supplement the community group’s own contributions of money, material, and time. Since the program began in Guinea, the U.S. Embassy has provided assistance to a diverse range of rural and urban communities throughout Guinea.

Any organization or community group may request funding for a public utility or community activity. Successful projects are designed to improve basic economic, social, and environmental conditions at the community level.

In order to submit your application please follow these instructions.  Applications are accepted throughout the year. In order to be considered for next year’s funding, please submit your applications.

Deadline: October 16, 2020.

All organizations applying for grants must submit the following forms:

SF-424:  https://gn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/218/SF424.pdf     (PDF 17 KB)

SF-424Ahttps://gn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/218/SF-424A.pdf    (PDF 159 KB)

SF-424B:  https://gn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/218/SF424B-1.pdf    (PDF 151 KB) 

Please send us an email in case you want the application in Word format. 

The applications should be sent to:

Special Self-Help Coordinator
U.S. Embassy Conakry

Tél: (224) 655 10 4583
E-mail: ConakrySSH@state.gov