The 2011 Capacity-Building Grant Awardees have been announced. Click here to view the 2011 Awardee List. No future Capacity Building grants will be awarded.
Grant Submission Guidelines
NEW APPLICATION PROCESS THIS YEAR - All proposals must be typed directly on the application form.
After completing the online informational form, applicants must obtain the application form on which to write their proposal. Proposals can then be emailed or mailed according to the guidelines below:
- Proposal must be created using the application form. Proposal should be typed, double-spaced, and single-sided on standard 8½" x 11" paper.
- Proposal should not exceed a total of five (5) pages, excluding any letters of support (no more than two (2), please and no need to submit a budget).
- Proposal must address the application questions, listed below.
- Proposal must be in English.
- Proposals will be accepted from any of the United States. Proposals from other countries are not eligible.
- All submitted proposals are required to have the User ID (created by completing the online informational form) typed in the space provided on the application form.
- Mailed proposals should not include the use of a binder, folder, report cover, or any other kind of binding. Stapled or paper-clipped proposals are acceptable.
- E-mailed versions must be double-spaced as well and contain a subject line in format of: User ID, Organization Name, City and State. For example: Subject: JohnSmith123, The Smith Foundation, Toledo, OH
- Emailed proposals must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM Eastern Standard Time on the posted due date. Mailed proposals must be postmarked no later than 5 PM EST on the posted due date. No exceptions will be made. Click here to view deadlines for the grant application.
Follow these steps to successfully apply for a capacity-building grant:
- Read the Grant Summary, Process & Selection, Submission Guidelines, Deadlines and FAQ pages in entirety prior to application.
- Complete the online informational form and submit.
- Download the application form to begin writing your proposal. Type your User ID in the space provided on the application form.
- Submit your (up to) five (5) page proposal. Up to two (2) letters of support (optional). The entire proposal must not exceed five(5) pages and two (2) optional letters of support.
In your proposal, answer each of the following questions in brief, but clear detail. Please number your responses respectively:
- (30 points) Provide information about the mission of your organization, and evidence that personnel associated with carrying out the purpose of this capacity-building grant would be qualified and able to do so. Also, briefly describe the demographic group your program targets or will target (including any relevant information about age, race, sex, socioeconomic status, geographic area, marital status, educational level, etc.), and the recruitment strategy you use or will use to reach your targeted demographic group.
- (15 points) Explain how your organization's (or coalition's) current services and institutional resources support-or could support-the following key activities:
- (10 points) What organizational qualifications do you have that are or would be useful in the promotion of responsible fatherhood?
- (10 points) If at all, how do you currently deliver programs and services relative to the promotion of responsible fatherhood?
- (20 points) How might technical assistance from NFI strengthen your organization, enhance the quality of your programs and services, and help you develop or sustain programs/services in the future?
- (15 points) How do you foresee your organization sustaining itself in the next several years? The next 5-10 years? Please incorporate the challenges currently facing your organization or coalition as well as potential challenges down the road.
Submit Your Proposal
Proposals can be sent via e-mail or mail.
- To email your proposal: email@example.com
- To mail your proposal:
National Fatherhood Initiative
Attention: Jillian Stephenson
National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity-Building Initiative
20410 Observation Dr., Suite 107
Germantown, Maryland 20876
Emailed proposals must be received at National Fatherhood Initiative by 5 PM Eastern Standard Time on the due date posted. Mailed
proposals must be postmarked no later than 5 PM EST on the due date posted. No exceptions. Click here to view deadlines for the grant application.
Reminder: To be considered for funding, you must complete the online informational form, create your proposal using the application form and include your User ID (which you created when completing the online informational form) with your proposal.
Award Selection & Recipient Notification
Awardees will be selected by an independent review panel and will be notified directly of their status. The award announcement will be posted on this site. Please note that those not selected will not be notified directly. To find out when awardees will be announced, please visit our Grant Deadlines & Dates page.