Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program, POL/ECON, U.S. Embassy Yaounde

U.S. Mission to Cameroon

30 April 2023
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The Political and Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon, announces an open competition for local organizations to submit applications under the FY 2022 Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund program. Proposals should target community projects that address the improvement of people’s conditions in all ten regions of Cameroon. Proposals can address one or more of the following areas: Social Services (education, health, vocational training, and local development-bridges); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Income Generating Activities; and, Environment and Agriculture.


The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund is limited to locally registered Community Based Organizations (CBOs), associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with at least two years of experience working in Cameroon. Recipients of two previous years’ Self-Help Fund grants are not eligible for the current year’s funds, which is the 3rd consecutive year. Organizations and entities with a prior history of poor performance of U.S. government grants are ineligible to apply for funding.

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19 April 2023