***Updated on 11/15/2017
There will be two rounds of funding for this grant. The deadline to submit a proposal for the first round of funding closed on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The second round of funding will not be offered until 2018. We encourage interested organizations to check this website periodically for updates beginning the second week of January 2018.
In its efforts to support disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding, United Way of Greater Houston is investing a portion of the United Way Relief Fund to establish Community Disaster Grants for local nonprofits. United Way of Greater Houston is seeking nonprofit organizations that can provide quality programming and/or services to individuals and families affected by the recent storm. Community Disaster Grants up to $10,000 will fund projects that assist individuals in rebuilding their lives and align with one or more of United Way’s goal areas:
Examples of activities eligible for funding include but are not limited to:
Eligible groups must certify that they meet the following minimum requirements:
United Way of Greater Houston will provide two rounds (cycles) of funding for the Community Disaster Grants. If an organization is funded in Round One, it cannot reapply for funding in Round Two.
Step 1: Complete Proposal Questionnaire by Deadline
Complete the eligibility and proposal questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UWGH_DisasterGrant. In addition to eligibility questions, organizations must provide:
a. A brief description of the organization, services, and its mission
b. A brief description of how the organization and/or those served were impacted by Hurricane Harvey
c. The number of individuals typically served annually
d. A brief budget narrative on how grant funds will be used and if funded, how soon services can be provided
e. A brief description on how impact/results will be measured (outputs and/or outcomes)
Step 2: Alignment Review
United Way of Greater Houston will review submitted eligibility and proposal questionnaire to ensure organization meets eligibility requirements and project aligns with United Way’s goals and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. United Way of Greater Houston reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal questionnaire received in response to this request, if deemed not to be in the best interest of United Way or its affiliates. Proposals will be rejected if:
Step 3: Participate in Community Disaster Grant Webinar
Organizations who pass the Alignment Review will receive via email, a link and instructions to participate in United Way’s Community Disaster Grant Webinar. During this webinar, organizations will be provided with detailed information about the grant and its process, instructions on how to access the online portal to submit an application, and reporting guidelines.
Step 4: Submit Application Packet by Deadline
Organizations will submit a completed Community Disaster Grant Application Packet using United Way’s online portal. Application Packet will include:
Step 5: Application Packet Review and Funding Recommendations
Due to the enormity of needs resulting from Hurricane Harvey, United Way of Greater Houston will not be able to provide funding to every organization that submits an application. All applications will be reviewed. However, based on application quality and funding requests, a maximum of $250,000 in awards will be recommended for approval to United Way volunteers for each round of funding. In order for an application to be recommended for funding, the application must clearly demonstrate:
Step 6: Notifications
All organizations who submit an application will be notified vie email of their application status two weeks after the submission deadline. Organizations whose applications are approved by volunteers for funding, will be notified of grant award amounts via email. Organizations not funded, will be notified and will be given the opportunity to reapply for the second round of Community Disaster Grant funding.
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