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Grant FAQs

Can I submit more than one preliminary proposal summary?
Yes, you can submit different proposal summaries for different projects managed by the same organization.  

Can I submit the same proposal summary for both grant categories?
Yes, but you can only be funded once if you submit the same project to the two categories (see first page of application). You do not need to indicate which grant opportunity you would like to be considered for until you have been invited to submit a full grant application.

Does the principal organization have to be a 501(c)(3)?
No, it can be a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), 509(a), a university, or a government agency.  The applicant must provide an IRS determination letter proving their tax-exempt status along with their application.

If I have received a grant in the past, can I apply again for another project?
Yes

The preliminary proposal summary deadline is Wednesday, February 15. What time on the 15th?
11:59pm ET on February 15, 2017

Can I get an extension?
No

If I miss the preliminary proposal summary deadline in February, can I still submit an application?
No

What is your policy on funding indirect costs? 
The Foundation does not provide funds for indirect costs, endowments/fundraising campaigns.   Funding to support staffing should be for new personnel required to accomplish the goals of the project not to fund current personnel’s salary.

Do you have a budget template that should be used?
Yes, the budget template will be provided directly to organizations that have been invited to submit a full grant application.

Who should complete the proposal summary form?
Whoever makes the most sense for your organization, that may be potential principal applicant, project manager, etc.

Can the grant funds be used to reimburse a program retroactively?
No, the funds should be applied for future use.

What is the funding period?  
October 2017 through December 2018. Your final project report will be due March 31, 2019.

If you have additional questions, please call the DTA Foundation at (703) 379-7755.