Attend a Grantseeker Orientation Session
Before completing your grant application, please attend a grantseeker orientation session. We host these meetings in the month before each grant deadline to assist grantseekers in preparing their applications and to answer questions. Each session will cover how to apply and what to expect after submitting an application. Check back here for dates and locations.
If you need additional help after attending an orientation session, one-on-one assistance is also available through the Neighbor Up Action Clinic by calling 216-361-0042.
Complete the Application
Download and complete a grant application. If you complete a paper application, submit it by the deadline, along with five copies, (and five copies of supplemental/support materials) to: Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310, Cleveland, OH 44103
Grant Making Committee Review
After the application is submitted, it goes to the Grant Making Committee. The committee is made up of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents. They review each application and determine which applicants to interview. Because of the volume of applicants, they can only interview the groups that meet the basic criteria.
Interviews are conducted at convenient locations in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods. Up to three individuals may attend the meeting. Groups will have time to talk more about the ideas presented in their application, and will answer questions from the committee.
Groups will be notified approximately 10-12 weeks after submitting their application whether they received funding.
Groups chosen to receive funding (and their fiscal agent, if appropriate) will be required to attend an orientation session providing assistance with the project’s implementation.
Within a month after grant activities are completed, grant recipients will be expected to provide a report on their work.