Letter of Intent to Apply for Program Grant by mariolopez

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									                              United Way of Snohomish County
                               2007- 2010 Program Grant Cycle

                     Letter of Intent to Apply for Program Grants
The first step in applying for a 2007-2010 Program Grants is to submit a Letter of Intent. This letter
needs to be received by United Way no later than January 31st. Return your completed Letter of
Intent to kellym@uwsc.org or mail to UWSC, 917 134th Street, SW Suite B-1, Everett, WA. 98204-
3479, Attn. Kelly Mazzola.
Eligibility standards and documentation requirements must be met to continue the application
process. Agencies must meet all minimum standards for eligibility, to be considered for these grants.
Do not submit a Letter of Intent unless you meet the Minimum Standards for Eligibility listed in this
document. For more information about these standards, please see Program Grant Eligibility, Pre-
qualification Documentation, and Grantee Expectations on the United Way web site at www.uwsc.org.

LETTER OF INTENT DOCUMENT INSTRUCTIONS

This document is formatted as a fill-in form. Simply save a copy on your computer, fill in your
information in the shaded text boxes, sign and return to United Way. Signature of agency Executive
Director is required.

AGENCY INFORMATION

Agency Name:

Agency Contact:

Title:

Mailing Address:

City                   Zip:

Phone(s):              Fax:

Contact Person’s Email:
PROGRAM INFORMATION

Please list all programs that you will be submitting applications for in this grant cycle. Include the
amount of your request and a short description of your program’s services. You must apply for
program grants under the three Vision Council community outcomes listed below. Organizations may
submit more than one application in any council and apply under more than council. Grants are not
awarded for capital projects or expenditures.

Kids Matter Vision Council: To increase the optimal development of infants, children and
youth (from birth through age 18).

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Families Matter Vision Council: To increase the ability for people in Snohomish County to live
independently.

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Community Matters Vision Council: To improve the ways people get community support,
connect with one another, and get involved.

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REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR AGENCIES RECEIVING PROGRAM GRANTS


In order to apply for a Program Grant from United Way of Snohomish County, agencies
are required to meet the Minimum Standards for Eligibility.

1. The agency shall have been in existence as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit human service agency for a
   minimum of two years at the time of application.
2. The agency shall be incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington.
3. The agency shall be currently registered with the State of Washington under the Charitable Solicitation
   Act.
4. The agency shall be compliant with United Way of Snohomish County’s Non-discrimination Policy*
   (Commitment to include all segments of community without regard race, creed, color, gender, national
   origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or ability.)
5. The agency shall be compliant with the spirit and intent of the USA Patriot Act and other
   counterterrorism laws* (Essentially, the agency is not linked to a terrorist organization in any way).
6. The agency shall be fiscally and administratively sound. Audits (budgets over $500,000) or Reviewed
   Financial Statements (budgets under $500,000) are submitted for review.


Agencies who receive Program Grants from United Way of Snohomish County are
expected to:
1. Work with United Way to protect and strengthen United Way’s reputation as a valuable asset to the
   community.
2. Thank and recognize United Way for its support at public events and in agency and/or program
   publications. This is particularly important during United Way’s campaign.
3. Display United Way’s logo on all major agency buildings, publications, web site, and print advertising.
   For questions or clarification of these expectations, please contact Deborah Squires, V.P. Impact and
   Marketing (425-921-3457 or deborah.squires@uwsc.org).
4. Schedule one-half hour at one of the agency’s board meetings once during the three-year grant cycle
   for a United Way representative to discuss United Way’s work in the community.
5. Conduct a United Way giving campaign at the agency workplace.
6. Participate in United Way’s campaign by making presentations at other workplace campaigns and
   agency fairs as available and requested.
7. Support United Way’s campaign by avoiding as much as possible the scheduling of major agency
   events during United Way’s campaign.
8. Comply with minimum standards of eligibility and yearly reporting requirements throughout the life of
   the grant.


REQUIRED SIGNATURE

By signing below, I confirm that the applicant agency meets all of the minimum eligibility requirements
stated above. I will provide documentation of our compliance upon submittal of the full grant application.
Furthermore, I confirm my organization’s willingness to comply with the expectations outlined above.

Name Agency Executive Director:

Signature Agency Executive Director ______________________________________ Date:
*For full text of these requirements, please download information from the United Way web site at www.uwsc.org.

								
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