Choice Atlanta Microgrant 4.0 Application

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  1. AHA vendor ID number recorded on Microgrant Application (All applicants must register as an AHA Vendor at www.atlantahousing.org). Must certify as Section 3 if eligible.

  2. Mandatory attendance at one of the two Microgrant 4.0 program information sessions:

    a. Monday, September 25, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Choice Neighborhood Office: 227 Roach Street Atlanta, GA 30314

    b. Monday, October 9, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Choice Neighborhood Office: 227 Roach Street Atlanta, GA 30314


  3. Project must be physically located within the Choice Atlanta Neighborhood boundaries (see map included in program guidelines on page 8).

  4. Application Requirements

    a. Category: (Choose a category and elaborate on how your project meets the category requirements)
    1. Capacity Building
    2. Public Safety
    3. Choice Atlanta Food Ecosystem (Urban Farming/Community Gardens)
    4. History/Heritage
    5. Healthy Living
    b. Demonstrate capacity of organization and organization members
    c. Describe impact of proposal on Former University Homes (FUH) residents, University Choice Neighborhood (UCN) residents, Neighborhood Transformation Plan (NTP) and/or Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant (CNIG) strategies.
    d. Work plan must provide detailed information on tasks, activities, deliverables, schedule and total budget (including all funding sources).
    e. Provide leverage amount and leverage source if applicable.


  5. Make sure your application is complete, typed, and signed.

  6. Applicants who have received more than one Microgrant in previous rounds are ineligible to apply.

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Choice Atlanta Microgrant 4.0 Application

I. APPLICANT INFORMATION

Correct Format: (404) 123-4567

II. PROJECT INFORMATION


III. DESCRIPTION OF APPLICANTS’ ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND CAPACITY

Briefly describe your organization’s history, mission, structure; the geographic boundaries it serves; length of time in business, and your organization’s work in the University Choice Neighborhood area (UCN). Describe members of the Applicant organization, with title. Attach resume(s) or short bio(s) that demonstrate experience, role in organization and capacity to achieve the proposed activity. Describe two activities that the Applicant organization has successfully implemented in the past 3 years, noting if it was in the UCN area and impact of work. In addition, prior Microgrant awardees should describe prior grant activity, long-term impact and sustainability.

IV. DESCRIPTION OF THE UCN PROJECT SCOPE AND MICROGRANT CATEGORY

Provide a detailed description of the project or activities your organization will undertake. Describe which of the categories the project supports (1) Capacity Building, (2) Public Safety, (3) Ecosystem Opportunities (Farming/Community Gardens,
(4) History/Heritage, or (5) Healthy Living. How will this funding support your chosen category? Describe the project activities, tasks, and overall budget and schedule (the “work plan”). Budget and schedule details are required in later sections. Describe the final deliverable.

V. RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Describe how the project will include partnering organizations and businesses working in the UCN, residents of the UCN and/or former residents of University Homes. Describe how this funding will involve the community and further support community engagement.

VI. IMPACT AND LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY

Describe how this project will be sustainable with the help of the UCN Micro Grant 4.0 and/or other future funding sources. What activities and programming will ensure the project continues beyond the life of the Microgrant? How will you build capacity to ensure the organization has continued operations and/or service in the UCN?

VII. PROJECT INNOVATION

Describe how this project will be creative and innovative with the help of the UCN Micro Grant 4.0. Innovation is associated with the UCN Microgrant 4.0 categories and builds on existing work the organization is currently performing. The innovative or creative activities must provide a response to a need that not currently addressed by other funding or organizations in the UCN.

VIII. ECOSYSTEM OPPORTUNITY:

If you specified that you are applying for bonus points under Category 3 – Food Ecosystem, identify in detail how your project will address the specific requirements of one of the three following projects: 1. Community Outreach and Resource Mapping;
2. Production; 3. Pollinator Program. This section is eligible to receive 10 bonus points.


IX. TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET FORM

Attach additional sheet(s) if this table is not sufficient.

Provide a detailed narrative description of your total project budget including all funding sources. Be sure your response corresponds with the completed Project Budget Form above.


PROJECT SCHEDULE FORM: DECEMBER 11, 2017 – MAY 31, 2018


AUTHORIZED APPLICANT REPRESENTATIVE:

By checking the signature box below I certify that I am a duly authorized representative of the Applicant and that the information provided herein is true, accurate and complete. Applicant agrees that AHA has the right to reject this application or withhold, terminate or recapture funding if it is determined that this application contains false statements and/or deliberate misrepresentations or omissions.