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Allegany County United Way (ACUW) Grants

Grants to New York Nonprofits for Education, Health, and
Urgent Needs Programs for the Residents of Allegany County

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Allegany County United Way (ACUW)

LOI Date:

02/16/18

Deadline Date:

03/30/18 4:00 PM Electronic Receipt

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofits for education, health, urgent needs, and financial stability programs that benefit the residents of Allegany County. A Letter of Intent (LOI) is due February 16, 2018.

The funding source aims to support programs that impact the community in the following areas.

- Education: Provide people of all ages with the tools and structures necessary to succeed.
- Income Stability: Provide people of all ages with the structural opportunities that result in economic self-sufficiency.
- Health: Provide people of all ages with the opportunities to live healthy, secure, independent, and meaningful lives.
- Critical Needs: Provide people of all ages with life-saving services, emergency needs, and disaster aid.

ACUW further seeks to affect sustained change and documentable community impact in targeted community conditions through the following strategies:

- Investing in strategies and programs that deliver cost-effective, measurable results.
- Supporting programs and agencies that have sound fiscal and management practices.
- Fostering efforts that build collaboration and partnerships.
- Addressing the root causes of problems that challenge our community.
- Leveraging community resources beyond the annual campaign.

Types of funding that may be granted include:
- Single year grant
- Renewable grant – if initiative expectations and other considerations of the grant are met, the grant will be renewed for a specific timeframe (i.e. – 3 years)
- Multi-year declining funds grant – the grantee will receive declining funding over the life of the grant (i.e. – year 1, $20,000; year 2, $15,000; year 3, $10,000)
- Combination of above – total funding may be divided into any of the above grant time frames.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142104

Term of Contract:

Funds are available for grants for the program year May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

Types of funding:

- Single year grant
- Renewable grant – if initiative expectations and other considerations of the grant are met, the grant will be renewed for a specific timeframe (i.e. – 3 years)
- Multi-year declining funds grant – the grantee will receive declining funding over the life of the grant.
- Combination of above – total funding may be divided into any of the above grant time frames.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be available to non-profit organizations qualified as 501(c)(3) and 509(a) (1), (2), (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, that propose to improve quality and/or expand services in Allegany County.

The grants may not be used to displace any form of existing funding, including, but not limited to government, private or foundation grants, donations, fundraisers, or program fees.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

- February 16, 2018 by 4:00 PM (email only): Letter of Intent (LOI)
- March 5, 2018: Notification
Selected applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified.
- March 30, 2018: Full Proposal Due (email only) for selected applicants
- April: Site Visits
Members of the appropriate Impact Council may conduct site visits to agencies invited to submit full proposals or applicants will be invited to meet with the Council.
- April 30, 2018: Grant Award Notices

If electronic submission is not possible, please contact the Allegany County United Way office for alternative submission instructions.

Those invited to submit a proposal will be sent an e-mail with a link to the application form.

Directions for completing the LOI: Please note that the link to the "Instructions for submitting a LOI" in Supporting Documents below is from 2016.

ACUW Focus Areas and Strategies:
http://www.acuw.com/Info-for-Grantseekers/ACUW-Strategiesand-Focus-Areas

Instructions for submitting a Full Proposal (invited applicants only):
http://www.acuw.com/Info-for-Grantseekers/How-to-submit-a-full-proposal

Contact Information:

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

For Questions and Completed LOIs:
acuw@acuw.com

Allegany County United Way
PO Box 15
99 N Main St., Suite 3
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: 585-593-0020

Judi Niedercorn, Executive Director
judi.niedercorn@acuw.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Allegany County