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Funding Opportunities by US Embassy in Ethiopia

Funding Opportunities by US Embassy in Ethiopia, February 2 2022


U.S Embassy Community Grants


The U.S. Embassy has a variety of funding opportunities available to Ethiopians. In addition, Ethiopian organizations may contact USAID Ethiopia about broader development program opportunities. Embassy opportunities include the following:

The office of the Ambassador’s Community Grants Program was established in 2003 to administer grants for projects that foster community development. Distinct from larger-scale United States Government assistance, these funds support projects initiated by Ethiopian NGOs, community- and faith-based groups, and civic associations focused on small-scale community-based activities designed to bring about tangible and immediate improvements in people’s lives.

The program, which includes funding from the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (SSHP) and the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees, as well as others, has granted US $4.3 million to 300 projects that benefited more than 7 million people in all regions of Ethiopia. The application and evaluation processes vary, but all programs provide year-long grants ranging from $10,000 up to $25,000. Each program is designed to offer grants unique in nature that serve separate diplomatic and aid functions.

For questions on any of the above grant opportunities, please contact the Community Grants Office of the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa at:




Grants offered through the Community Grants Office have helped build schools where children were previously unable to attend, provided school meals to improve enrollment; HIV/AIDS education to vulnerable groups; implemented programs to educate people on the dangers of  female genital mutilation and child marriage; provided clean water and improved hygiene and sanitation by constructing wells, pit latrines, and clothes-washing facilities; and supported income-generating activities that enabled single women, youth and  people  living with HIV/AIDS to increase their earnings sufficiently to care for their children.

The projects helped people with disabilities with access to information technology through providing assistive devices, opportunities for alternative income generation, and the purchase of braille embosser, which enabled production of textbooks and children’s books as Braille teaching tools.

Open Grant Opportunities


  • The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) GH22-2244 entitled Ethiopia Public Health Innovations Collaborative (EPIC)  and GH22-2245 entitled Technical Assistance to Strengthen Health Information System Capacity in Ethiopia under the President’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

    To access the announcements and application instructions and packages, please visit (

    Applicants must submit their questions by email to and to the Project Officer listed under the Agency Contacts Section of this NOFO no later than 15 days after the publication date via January 14, 2022 is the last date to request clarifications.

    These are a fully competitive FOAs. Applications must be submitted no later than 2/28/22 at 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time at

  • We are accepting applications to the Ambassador’s Self-Help Program on a rolling basis. If you would like to submit a proposal, please review the APS Call for Applications and use the following forms to apply: SSH Application FormBudget Sample, and Project Timeline Sample.
  • We are accepting applications to the Julia Taft for Refugees Fund until February 7, 2022. If you would like to submit a proposal, please review the APS Call for Applications and use the following forms to apply: Julia Taft for Refugees Fund Application (DOC 17KB), Budget Sample (xlsx 17KB), and Project Timeline Sample (xlsx 14 KB). All applicants must attach the U.S. State Department Standard Forms of SF424 (Application), SF424A (Budget) and SF424B (Assurance for non-construction projects) in addition to their own proposal. The forms can be found on




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