Application Process

Small Grants

Application Process

 

TWO-STEP APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Submission of a Letter of Interest with a budget outline
  2. Submission of a full proposal, if requested, using the link provided in your acceptance letter

Important Message:  We now use JotForm as an electronic submission process 

Click HERE to apply

Click HERE to view, download, and print important grant dates to remember  


FUNDING PROCESS:

Funds will be awarded in two installments:

  1. The first grant installment will be dispersed only after the signed Contract Agreement is returned to the TDC
  2. The second grant installment will be dispersed only after the standing small grants committee has approved the five-month Summary of Activities Report.

Please Note: The committee may require additional information before approval

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Grant funds must be used during the designated grant year
  • Funds cannot be used for past expenses, or to reimburse the program for expenses that were paid before the first award was deposited  
  • If grant funds are not exhausted, the excess funds must be returned to the TDC
  • If grant funds are used for expenses that are not outlined in the proposed program budget line Items, funds must be returned to the TDC
  • Organizational Budgets (990 Form) over $1 million, are not eligible for TDC grant funds 
  • Grant awards are not considered gifts or charitable grants

REQUIRED REPORTS:

All grantees will be required to submit:

Please note: You will receive an electronic JotForm link for submitting these reports

  1. A five-month progress report in the proper format, with a current budget report
  2. A final report, including a final budget, within six weeks following the end of the project term (see the summary of activities hyperlink  below)

Please note: Many organizations apply for grants each year and the overall amount of funding requested far exceeds our resources.  Declined applications in no way reflect the worthiness of an organization's mission or programming and these groups are encouraged to apply again in future cycles.

 

DOWNLOADABLE  GUIDELINES and DEADLINES:

Funding Announcement and Guidelines 

Funding Announcement and Guidelines TXT

Sample Letter of Interest and Guidelines

Sample Letter of Interest and Guidelines TXT

Sample 5 Month Sample Report

Sample 5 Month Sample Report - TXT

Sample Final Report  

Sample Final Report   - TXT

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 

Carrie Carlson

email: smallgrants@tndisability.org

Phone: (901) 907-5731

 


DOWNLOAD OR SHARE OUR SMALL GRANTS FLYER: 

TDC Small Grants Flyer.pdf

TDC Small Grants Flyer-Text.doc