FAQ’s for Letter of Intent and RFP
• Q. – When I type in the yellow boxes in the Word document the text comes up grey, is that okay?
A. – That is fine. We can read it.
• Q. – Does the Program Funding Request in the LoI have to be the exact amount needed?
A. – No, it is your best estimate. When you finalize the budget for the RFP it will be detailed and a
• Q. – What do you mean by collaboration?
A. – Any organization or entity that you work with or plan to share funding with to complete the
• Q. – How many supporting documents do we need to provide with the LoI and RFP?
A. – You only need to provide one (1) copy of the supporting documents with the RFP. You DO NOT
need to provide any supporting documents with the LoI.
• Q. – Can we submit more than one Letter of Intent?
A. – Yes, several agencies provide multiple programs. Feel free to apply for each program that meets
goals outlined in any of the 4 frameworks.
• Q. – Does submitting a LoI guarantee an invitation to apply for a RFP?
A. – No, it is the first step in the process. All qualifying LoI’s will receive an invitation to apply for the
• Q. – How do I know which council to apply to?
A. – Review the 4 frameworks to determine which council and outcomes your program aligns with.
• Q. – Can we get a copy of the RFP rubric used to score our program if we are denied funding?
A. – Yes, we can give you a final copy of the rubric and offer feedback.
• Q. – Will the councils look at the RFP’s independently or collaboratively?
A. – Each council will be allotted a certain amount of monies. The councils will be working
independently, but information about other council applications will be exchanged. The United
Way Board has the final decision.
• Q. ‐ What is the budget period I need to show documentation for?
A. ‐The program budget should be for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.The entire budget
should include FY2009 Projected (July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009) and FY2010 Proposed (July 1, 2009
to June 30, 2010)