Grant Programs

  • Public Diplomacy Grants

    Through a variety of programs in education, HIV/AIDS, business development, and culture, the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Lesotho works to support Basotho projects in three main areas: economic development of women and youth, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, and democracy and human rights.

    For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at or +266.2231.2666.

  • U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund

    This Self-help fund provides small, short-term grants (one year) to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities. The fund provides grants for activities such as construction of classrooms, construction of community centers and health clinics, boreholes for access to clean water, income-generation activities, school equipment and supplies, medical equipment, solar heating and agricultural kits among others listed in our guidelines.

  • PEPFAR Small Grants Program

    The PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Community Grants Program, funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), awards community-initiated projects in Lesotho which assist and promote orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) and HIV/AIDS infected persons. Examples of grants provided in the past include: recycling program, piggery, poultry, aloe-based products, candle making and bakery equipment.

  • PEPFAR Small Grants Capacity Building

    The PEPFAR Small Grants Capacity Building program supports well-established countrywide organization that can contact capacity needs assessment and built capacity of selected grantees, between 5-10 groups in project management, financial management, grants management, team building, conflict resolutions, reporting and other required skills.

  • NEW! Capacity Building and Coordination for Community Led Monitoring  
    The Capacity Building and Coordination for Community Led Monitoring supports a well established countrywide nongovernmental organization that can train, support and equip selected grantees on their activities in community-led monitoring, data collection, grant management and reporting. The organization will also collect data gathered by the CLM grantees and share it with stakeholders.
  • NEW! Community Led Monitoring Program

    Community Led Monitoring (CLM) program is funded through the U.S. President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in support of the Ministry of Health’s effort to achieve HIV epidemic control through the implementation of evidence based and client centered interventions to accelerate progress in HIV prevention, care and treatment. Grants are awarded to 10 local organizations that provides community monitoring and implements the Lesotho PLHIV Facility Feedback Tool at public health facilities.