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APPLYING FOR A GRANT:
 
FIRST:  Review the GRANTS COMPARISON BROCHURE to make sure that your project meets the criteria for a District, Global or World Community Service Grant so that you can select the correct Application from the section located on the left side of this page. 
 
SECOND:  If you feel your project meets the criteria for one of the Grant types shown in the brochure, contact Grants ChairDave Long, and REQUEST A MENTOR to assist you with the application process.  REGARDLESS OF YOUR GRANT EXPERIENCE, this requirement is mandatory.
 
District Grant Applications for 2018-2019 Projects are due by March 31, 2018.  Global Grant Applications may be filed anytime.  World Community Service Applications should be filed by the deadlines shown below.  
ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.
 
DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING
World Community Service Grant Applications in 2017-2018 (and District Grants, if funds are remaining**):
 
Due Dates:                           Committee Meets:
December 31, 2017               January 18, 2018
March 31, 2018                     April 19, 2018
 
World Community Service Grant Applications in 2018-19 (and  District Grants, if funds are remaining after March 31 submital deadline **)
Due Dates:                          Committee Meets:
July 31, 2018                         August 16, 2018         
October 31, 2018                   November  15, 2018
December 31, 2018               January 17, 2019
March 31, 2019                     April 18, 2019
(**) Note:  Based on funds available.  Check with the District Treasurer, Elaine Hansen, for amounts of available funds.
 
In order for a Rotary club to participate in the District 5580 Grants Program, it must become Qualified by attending a Grant Management Seminar, submitting a completed MOU, and submitting a completed District 5580 Addendum to the MOU.  (Reference previous section on "Overview and Requirements")   
 
 In addition to your club becoming Qualified, your attention is directed to the following items:
  1. Make sure your project has not already been started.  THE GRANTS SUB-COMMITTEE WILL NOT APPROVE FUNDING FOR ANY PROJECT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN STARTED AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.
     
  2. Once your Application is approved, your club must establish a SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNT for your project.  Project funds should never be combined with the general operational funds of your club.  Once your club has raised the "matching funds" needed, you can request your Grant funds from the District Treasurer.  You will be required to submit a bank statement from your Project Account showing that you have the "matching funds" on deposit.  Thorough and complete financial records are absolutely required by our Audit Committee and by The Rotary Foundation.
     
  3.  A FINAL REPORT must be filed in a timely manner (within 2 months of project completion).  It should include copies of all receipts, disbursements, copies of cancelled checks and deposit slips.  Photos should also be included showing all phases, from the start to completion of the project.  If the Project takes longer than 6 months to complete, an Interim Report is required at every 6 months from receipt of district matching funds.  The District 5580 Stewardship Committee will also be reviewing the status of your project and confirming that the project is progressing in a satisfactory manner.  ALL INTERIM and FINAL REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY USING THE CORRECT REPORT FORM LOCATED ON THIS PAGE.
Additional questions or information:
Please contact Gloria at the District Office at gloriad5580@outlook.com or 218.821.0204
Grants Chair, Dave Long, at 218.841.7008 or email at long@arvig.net