Preparing to fill in a Proposal Form:
Please have ready .pdf (Adobe PDF) files for the supporting documents you will upload – budget, IRS 501C3 letter and an optional additional organization/project overview.
We do not accept Word or Excel documents.
No file should be more than 2 MB.
Please have on hand the code given to you by the contact who recommended you submit a grant and supplied you with the user/password information. You will be asked to select your code from a pull-down list in the proposal form. The codes look like this: “Code10, Code20, Code30,” etc.
You will need to prepare, in advance, the following:
- A 200 character (roughly 30 words) description of your specific grant request project. Copy/paste this description into the designated field. It is required. This is not a description of your overall organization/mission – you will have a separate opportunity to upload overview materials, if you wish (see #4).
- A one page spreadsheet-style budget for how you will spend the grant funding. This will be uploaded as a PDF attachment. This is required. Please use the following file-naming convention: a shortened version of your project name for your budget file: ProjectName_Budget. For example: HistoryMillinocket_Budget. NOTE: We only accept PDFs.
- A PDF version of your most recent IRS tax exemption letter. You must submit this regardless of past grants. This will be uploaded as a PDF attachment, and is required. Please use the following file-naming convention: a shortened version of your project name and “_501C3”: For example: HistoryMillinocket_501C3. NOTE: We only accept PDFs.
- Any overall organization/mission description. This will be uploaded as a PDF attachment, and is not required, but encouraged. Please use the following file-naming convention: a shortened version of your project name for a file describing the goal, activities and/or history of your organization. For example: HistoryMillinocket_Overview. NOTE: We only accept PDFs.
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