1) Submit Letter of Inquiry
All interested applicants must submit an online letter of inquiry as an initial step. This letter allows the Rose Foundation to determine if the proposal appears to be a good fit for the fund. Please remember, this grants fund has twin “bulls eyes”, disadvantaged community benefit and water quality. To advance in the process, successful applicants must hit both bulls eyes.
Please follow the following steps to submit your Letter of Inquiry.
a) Check Eligibility: Please check all eligibility requirements before starting the application.
b) Read the Application Instructions: Please read all of the instructions carefully and follow them step-by-step. To access our online application system instructions, please visit rosefdn.org/instructions
c) Start your Application: The letter of inquiry must be submitted via our online application system. Once you log onto the system, please specifically answer each question, and please be aware of the character limits that will be specified for your responses to each question.
Letters of Inquiry are due November 20, 2017 at 5pm (PST).
*If you still have questions or confusion, join our How-To-Apply Conference Call on November 30, 2017 at 2pm. You can register for the call by clicking here.*
2) Invited Application Instructions
Full funding applications will be invited based on the letters of inquiry. If you are invited to submit a full funding application, you will be notified by January 19, 2018.
- Read the Application Instructions: Please read all of the instructions carefully and follow them step-by-step. To access our online application system instructions, please click here. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us by email at grants-at-rosefdn.org (please replace “-at-” with “@”) or by phone at (510) 658-0702.
- Start your Application: To get started on your application, please click here.
Full funding applications are due February 9, 2018 at 5pm (PST).
What Happens Next
A screening process for the letters of inquiry will take place, applicants may or may not be contacted for follow up information. Subsequently, based on the invited applications received Rose Foundation will then recommend a Project List to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. At its discretion, the Water Board may accept some, or all, of the projects on the Project List. Once the final Project List is determined by the CVRWQCB, these projects become eligible for SEP funding. The CVRWQCB will make it’s final eligibility decision in 2018. And, please remember that even if chosen for the 2018 Project List, there is no guarantee that projects on this SEP list will be funded, and there is no deadline for when actual funding decisions will be announced. It is anticipated that funding decisions will be announced on a rolling basis throughout the year as SEP funds become available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Tim Little, Executive Director
tlittle -at- rosefdn.org