Grant Application Guidance

Our Call for Applications was issued January 3, 2022 and is available HERE.

All applications must be filed online. To access our online application, from our website at givingtogether.org, click on Grants, then click on Grants Portal in the left sidebar. On the Grants Portal webpage, click on Grant Application to access our online application.

Our Applicant Workshop will be held by Zoom in identical sessions on Thursday, January 13 at 9:30am and again at 1:30pm. Registration for either hour long session is available on our website HERE.

Before you begin your application, carefully review our Call and our beginning instructions HERE. Applications are due February 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm; your application may not be added to or changed after it is electronically submitted.

UNDERSTANDING OUR APPLICATION

Please keep your responses as concise as possible.

Sections I and II: These two sections provide useful information relevant to our application.

Section III, Grant Use Information

     Basic Information: These questions are designed to give the reviewers a brief overview of key points in your proposal. Please note that these questions do not ask for a description of the plan or project proposed, that information is addressed in another section of the application.

     Purpose: This question requests information on the need addressed by your proposal and asks for any relevant data. If applicable, it is important to include information from Poverty Amidst Plenty that supports your proposal. AAWGT understands that the information in Poverty Amidst Plenty is from 2018 and may not include current areas of concern. If your proposal’s impact area is not included in Poverty Amidst Plenty, which would be true of programs addressing the effects of Covid, please let us know why we should consider your impact area.

Access to the report: "https://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/partnership-for-children-youth-families/forms-and-publications/2018-needs-assessment-poverty.pdf

     Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Tell us how your proposal reflects your organization’s commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

     Plan and Process: These six questions are designed to give us information about your plan. Please review all six questions before beginning to avoid duplicating information in more than one response.

     Specific Areas Served: Anne Arundel County is a large county. Please try to be as specific as possible in describing the community or neighborhoods served by your proposal.

     Financial Information: We are asking for a current Operating Budget, a Budget to Actual financial statement for the most recently completed fiscal year, a Program Budget, and your most recent IRS Gross Receipts.

     AAWGT Program Budget: The budget should show the projected line item costs for the proposal. One column should show the costs for the entire program/project, the second column should list the costs you want AAWGT to fund. The final column total reflecting what you wish AAWGT to fund should match the Amount Requested that you list earlier in the application. Because our call goes out at the beginning of the calendar year, we understand if you do not yet have funding for expenses in your proposal not covered by the amount requested from AAWGT.

     Defining Gross Receipts: We define Gross Receipts the same as the IRS, who uses Gross Receipts to determine which version of tax form 990 an organization has to file.

     Last Thoughts: Use this space to clarify any information. Your organization with existing multiple sources of revenue may appear to be well funded. However, sometimes existing funding may not be applicable to the proposal being applied for, or there is something unique about the proposal that has made it difficult to fund. In that case, use the space to give us any additional information.

Section VI, Qualification Information

     Maryland Charity Registration

All organizations applying for a grant must provide a Maryland Charity Registration Number or a copy of their Notice of Exempt Organization Fundraising Notice. Further information can be obtained at https://sos.maryland.gov/Charity/Pages/Registering-Charity.aspx

Churches which receive less than $25,000 annually in donations from outside sources are exempt from the requirement to submit a Maryland Charity Registration Number or an Exempt Organization Fundraising Notice.

     Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

Your organization must be in Good Standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation and must provide its identification number in the application. See https://egov.maryland.gov/BusinessExpress/EntitySearch

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

For questions about grant requirements or the grants process, email grants@givingtogether.org.

For technical or software questions, email GrantAppHelp@givingtogether.org and include a telephone number

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