The purpose of the Family Strengthening Small Grants Fund is to support
activities and projects in the greater
The Family Strengthening Small Grants Fund will give high priority to projects and activities which focus on:
EXAMPLES OF FAMILY STRENGTHENING ACTIVITIES:
Strategies might include:
The Small Grants Fund will provide funding to proposals that are developed
and carried out by resident volunteers who live in the Greater Dudley area of
Anticipated funding will be in the range of $500 - $5,000 per grant. The average grant size is $1,200 - $2,500. Grant funds may not be used to pay salaries. All grants are expected to be completed within a 12-month period from the date of receipt. If there is a problem with regard to the completion of the grant in a timely manner, please contact this office.
Applicants cannot apply for more than one grant in a calendar year.
Prior grantees cannot reapply until they have completed the prior activity/program/project. Once the prior grant is completed, a final report on the use of the grant funds must be submitted. Without this report on file, any subsequent grant requests will be denied.
If an applicant is submitting a grant request to continue a previously supported activity/program/project by the Small Grants Fund, a RE-Application Form must be filled out and must clearly state how the activity/program/project succeeded or failed and how additional funding will advance or improve the activity/program/project.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN GRANT PREPARATION:
A simple application form will be required. Groups can also request technical assistance in the planning and preparation of the grant application. The technical support person will not write the grant application but will advise the group in answering questions on the application and in developing the budget.
If an organization does not have 501(c)(3) status for their activity/program/project, the applicant must use a fiscal agent (a non-profit organization that will take responsibility for the disbursement of grant funds). The fiscal agent must be incorporated in Massachusetts
Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:
Ms. Nancy A. Saunders
For assistance with form completion or if technical assistance is required, please contact:
Che Madyun, Small Grants Fund Manager:
Phone: (617) 823-0066