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 “bull’s eyes”, underserved, vulnerable, or otherwise disadvantaged community benefit and water quality. To advance in the process, successful applicants must hit both bull’s 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 https://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 January 11, 2019 at 5pm (PST).
**The application process will opened November 15, 2018**
*If you still have questions or confusion, join our How-To-Apply Conference Call on November 27, 2018 at 3PM.
2) INVITED APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
A limited number of full funding applications will be invited based on the letters of inquiry. If you are invited to submit a full funding application.
- 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.
It is anticipated that full applications will be due at the end of February 2019.
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 an initial Project List to the Los Angeles Regional Board. At its discretion, the Los Angeles Regional Board may accept some, or all, of the projects on the initial Project List. Once the final Project List is determined by the Los Angeles Regional Board, these projects become eligible for SEP funding.
It is anticipated, but not guaranteed, that Los Angeles Regional Board’s decision will occur by May 2019. And, please remember that even if chosen for the initial Project List, there is no guarantee that projects on the initial list will be funded, and there is no deadline for when actual funding decisions will be announced. Funding decisions are announced on a rolling basis throughout the year as SEP funds become available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Laura Fernandez, Program Officer
(510) 658-0702 ext. 304
lfernandez[AT]rosefdn.org (please replace AT with @)