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Alliance for Response (AFR) Microgrants 

With financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) offers awards of up to $2,000 to Alliance for Response (AFR) Member Networks to offer training or other services to their local constituents. Funds are intended to help keep AFR networks dynamic or help reinvigorate networks that may need additional training and membership to remain ready to serve their communities. Examples of eligible projects include: purchasing supplies for regional network supply caches, providing emergency-related training to members, designing instructional materials for the network. Projects must be in compliance with all Federal grant rules. (FAIC staff can provide guidance. Details available at https://www.neh.gov/grants/manage/general-terms-and-conditions-awards-organizations-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-issued-december).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

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Eligibility

  • The program is only available to FAIC Alliance for Response Member Networks.
  • Applicants may be not-for-profit institutions, divisions of local or state government, or individuals. Individuals who receive awards should consider the tax implications of accepting funding. FAIC may be able to provide expense dispursements on behalf of awardees that do not have the ability to manage the award directly.

Criteria for Review

  • Potential impact of project on the Network and community served
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stated goals within one year
  • For projects involving training, a demonstration of expressed interest in participation from the network’s members
  • For projects involving purchase of supplies, identification of an appropriate location for storing supplies and a feasible plan for distribution of supplies amongst network’s members in the event of an emergency

Application Process

  • Submit an application through our online application portal. You will be prompted to log in. If you already have an account (as an online community member or past program participant), use your existing login information. If you do not have an account, you can quickly set one up before you begin your application.
  • You can save and return to your application later to complete it. When you are satisfied with your responses, “save and finalize” to submit your application. Once you have submitted the application, you cannot return to edit the form.
  • A panel of reviewers will evaluate applications based on the above criteria and notify awardees six to eight weeks after the deadline. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2022.

Reporting

  • A final report with a description of the project activities and results, at least two digital images, and details of expenditures is due within 90 days of the completion of the project (and no later than September 30, 2022).