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2018-2019 Thrive in Southern New Mexico Grants

Grants to Southern New Mexico Nonprofits for
Education, Self Sufficiency, and Health Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Thrive in Southern New Mexico

Conf. Date:

11/29/17

Deadline Date:

01/16/18 3:00 PM Mailed or Hand delivery

Description:

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Grants to Southern New Mexico nonprofits and agencies for programs in the areas of education, health, and self-sufficiency. A mandatory training workshop will be held on November 29, 2017. Funding is intended to make a significant difference in the lives of local residents.

More details on the goals of the focus areas are as follows:

Education:

- Result 1: All children are born healthy and develop on track.
- Result 2: All children are fully prepared to enter the educational system.
- Result 3: All students progress successfully through elementary school.
- Result 4: All students progress successfully through middle school.
- Result 5: All students graduate high school within 5 years, ready for school, life, or work.
- Result 6: All individuals have the opportunity to utilize some form of postsecondary education, from trade schools to 4-year universities.

Health:

- Result 1: All individuals and families receive affordable and equitable health services.
- Result 2: All individuals and families live in a safe environment.
- Result 3: All individuals and families exhibit healthy behaviors.
- Result 4: All individuals and families live in a health-promoting environment.

Self-sufficiency:

- Result 1: All individuals and families have adequate and sustainable resources to support their needs.
- Result 2: All individuals and families have the skills, knowledge, and relationships they need to effectively increase and manage their income.
- Result 3: All vulnerable populations are safe, socially engaged, and live with dignity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139717

Term of Contract:

Grants are for projects taking place between April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply and receive funding through the THRIVE in Southern New Mexico’s funding process; an Agency must meet all of the following criteria:

- Be recognized as an organization exempt from federal income tax under I.R.S. Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986.
- Be primarily involved in providing program(s) and services that are health, education or human-service related.
- Have an independent governing body of voting members who are resident volunteers. This governing body has the authority to decide policy and strategic direction with respect to the agency’s programs, administration and finances, in accordance with the organization’s By-Laws, and who shall meet at least four times per year. Paid staff must not be a voting member of the Board.
- Maintain a non-discrimination policy or plan that does not discriminate on the basis of race, cultural heritage, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.
- Have an annual audit or financial review performed by a certified accountant that is licensed and in good standing with the State of New Mexico. Organizations with annual revenue totaling less than $500,000 may have their financial statements reviewed by an independent accountant (CPA) in lieu of an audit.
- Agency has been in business for three (3) years.

To be eligible to be considered for the THRIVE in Southern New Mexico’s funding process, a program must:

- Meet the funding expectation and requirement for the Focus Areas of Education, Health, and Self-Sufficiency and strategies under which the request is made.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Training Classes (a requirement) will be offered at two different times at the Thrive in Southern New Mexico office on November 29, 2017. The times are 10am-11am or 2pm-3pm. Applicants must attend the training class. The person/s attending MUST be the one/s responsible for completing the Funding Application.

See Contact Information below to RSVP.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant schedule:

- Training Classes (a requirement) will be offered on three different dates and two different times at the Thrive in Southern New Mexico office. These dates are November 16, 2017, November 20, 2017, and November 29, 2017. The times are 10am-11am or 2pm-3pm. Applicants must attend one of these training classes.
- Application must be submitted by January 16th, 2018.
- FAC site visits will be conducted February 13 through March 2, 2018.
- Funds Allocation Committee (FAC) presentation dates are March 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2018. Each applicant will be scheduled for a 15 minute block of time on one of the 4 nights in March.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

RSVP for training workshop to:

Linda Elliott, Executive Director
director@letsthrivenm.org
575-437-8400

Applications should be mailed to:

P.O. Box 14
Alamogordo, NM 88311

Or may be hand-delivered to the executive director at:

THRIVE in Southern New Mexico
1601 10th Street, Suite A
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico