2017-2018 Grant Funding

United Way of Greater Augusta is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for its 2017-2018 Community Investment Grants process. The RFP will cover the program period of July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

 

United Way of Greater Augusta is committed to creating lasting change with measurable improvements for people in need. Our vision is to be the leader that has united the communitytowards positive change.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit applications for its annual funding made available through donations from the community. Required RFP training will be provided on January 4th at 11am and 4pm, and January 10th at 9am and 2pm. The United Way of Greater Augusta (UWGA) partners with organizations by funding both existing and new programs, measuring outcomes, and embracing accountability. 

UWGA’s strategic priorities, as outlined in the attached documents, are the financial stability of area households, school and career readiness, aging, and mental health. 

Please take careful consideration of the information found throughout the following documentation regarding eligibility, application and grant timeline information, grant type by priority area, and contract information.  Additionally, please note that the deadline for all applications will be no later than midnight on April 14th, 2017 submitted via the Common Grant Application website.

If you have any questions regarding this Request for Proposal (RFP), please do not hesitate to contact our staff.  We are willing to talk 1-on-1 with interested parties to ensure that the information contained within is easily understood and consistent throughout.  We welcome inquiries into the funding process, and look forward to innovative and creative ways that UWGA may partner with the community to move families and individuals forward in the coming year.

Please contact our staff by: Email: awardfunding@unitedwayga.org or Telephone: (540) 885-1229

Please review the following documents for eligibility and funding priority information:

Eligibility requirements For All Applicants

Timeline and funding priorities

 

Funding Priorities

Throughout 2016-2017, United Way of Greater Augusta will be offering five different grant options for applicants. The grant priorities were established through a community assessment process

that included but not limited to: data analysis, town hall meetings, community conversations, and surveys. Projects or programs with measurable outcomes within the program descriptions below will

be considered for funding.

The five grant options are listed below: (after you have determined the grant in which you are applying-click on it and it will link you directly to the application on Common Grant)

 

Community Impact Grant-Income

Maximum Funding per grant: $40,000

Community Impact grants focus on Financial Stability, which is the top priority for the United Way of Greater Augusta. These grants aim to foster partnerships so that residents become financially independent.

Areas: Increasing Income, Managing Credit, Building Assets, Income Support Resources

 

Community Benefit Grant-Education

Maximum Funding per grant: $10,000

       Education Community Support grants focus on Education for the United Way of Greater Augusta service area. These grants aim to foster partnerships so that identified Education areas of need are      addressed in the community.

Education Areas: Schools Readiness and Youth Career Readiness

 

Community Benefit Grant-Health

Maximum Funding per grant: $10,000

Health Community Support grants focus on Health for the United Way of Greater Augusta service area. These grants aim to foster partnerships so that identified Health areas of need are addressed in the community.

Health Areas: Mental Health and Aging

 

Community Collaboration Grant-Income   

 

       Maximum Funding per grant: $30,000

 

      Community Collaboration grants focus on Financial Stability, which is the top priority for the United Way of Greater Augusta. This grant aims to create a collaboration among two or more organizations to move residents toward financial stability.

      A collaboration is a relationship of two or more organizations that includes a jointly–developed structure and shared responsibility and goals, mutual authority and accountability for success and sharing of resources and rewards.

     Areas: Increasing Income, Managing Credit, Building assets, Income Support Resources

 

Community Contribution Grant-Education, Income or Health

Maximum Funding per grant: $2,000

Community Contribution grants are $2,000 or less and are awarded in the United Way focus areas of Education, Income or Health. They are awarded for smaller projects. Those applying for these funds did not need to attend the RFP Training, 

These grants have a limited application and can be applied for year-round until funds are expended.

For Current users of the Common Grant Application click http://www.commongrantapplication.com/login.php?refOrgId=20693&refProgId=558&refProgType=all

For first time users, click http://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=20693&refProgId=558&refProgType=all

 

 

To Submit An Application For 2017-18 Grant Funding, Follow The Steps Below

 

For Organizations that already have an account at Common Grant:

1. Go to www.commongrantapplication.com and log out of any open applications, and log out of your account before closing the browser.

2.  click on this link http://www.commongrantapplication.com/login.php?refOrgId=20693&refProgId=560&refProgType=all 

3. Log in using your common grant username and password.

4.  Answer the eligibility questions and hit "submit".

5. You will receive notification within 48 hours of your eliigibility to proceed with a funding application.

 

For New Applicants

1. Click the link http://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=20693&refProgId=560&refProgType=all

2. Sign up for an account as a grantseeker by choosing a username/password

3. Proceed to the eligibility questions, answer them and hit "submit"

4. You will receive notification within 48 hours of your eligibility to proceed with a funding application

 

For a video tutorial on how to use Common Grant to submit this application, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCN-R8mJwf8

 

Contract Period

Contracts awarded under this Request for Proposals will commence July 1, 2017 and must end on or before June 30, 2018. Awards amounts can be subject to change in the event of an unforeseen decrease in anticipated UWGA income