submitting a Full Proposal (invited applicants only)
Organizations that are invited to submit a Full Proposal will receive an application form and instructions by email.
Full Grant Proposals will be reviewed by the appropriate ACUW
Impact Council during April 2014. Representatives from the organization
submitting the proposal may be asked to attend one or more committee meetings
to explain or elaborate on their request. In addition, the Council may chose to
conduct a site visit. The Impact Councils are composed of a cross-section of
the community as well as representatives from the ACUW Board of Directors. Each
Council will present its recommendations for funding to the ACUW Community
Development Committee with final approval determined by the ACUW Board of
Directors at their April 2014 meeting. Approved funding announcements will be
communicated to the applicants by May 1, 2014.
consider the following criteria when evaluating full proposals:
- Degree to which the budget
is balanced, clear, and concise.
- Degree to which outcomes
are clear and concise.
- Ability to measure and
demonstrate program results.
- Degree to which the
applicant established the local community condition -- evidence of local
need for unduplicated services in the community.
- Level of partnership/collaboration
with other organizations.
- Potential for leveraging
additional resources to maintain and/or expand program.
- Potential for success as
defined by the proposed outcomes and as indicated by the demonstrated
capacity of the organization to succeed.
and Reporting Requirements
The organization(s) chosen to receive grant funds must sign
a grant agreement setting forth the terms and conditions of the grant award. During
the grant period, midyear and final reports must be submitted on-line (report template supplied by ACUW). The reports will include a statement of activities,
outcome metrics, and financial condition.
Agencies and organizations whose programs and/or
initiatives are funded by Allegany County United Way are required to
include the ACUW logo on all print materials, to use the ACUW name in all
verbal communications (ie, radio spots, training, presentations) relating to
the funded program, and the grantee may be asked to speak about the impact of
the program and/or initiative at the grantee’s events and/or an ACUW event.
Funded partners are encouraged to collaborate with each
other throughout the year to expand services, improve program/initiative
quality, and enhance community impact.