Stage 1: Concept Development
Program staff identify ideas and concepts in support of strategic priorities. When an idea or concepts is sufficiently formed, a program officer begins outreach to potential applicants.
Stage 2: Pre-proposal
Program staff use a variety of means to explore and refine a concept with organizations in the field.
Direct Solicitation: When we know a particular organization is well-suited to do the work, we reach our to the organization directly to request completing a grant inquiry or proposal.
- Discussion and dialog: Program staff may invite the organization to join discussions as we think through a concept, and explore the organization's interest and capacity to undertake the work.
- Grant Inquiry: When we think it would be beneficial to have an idea documented, we invite applicants to submit a grant inquiry outlining specific ideas or concepts for the work.
- Request for proposal (RFP): We invite organizations to apply for funding.
Stage 3: Proposal Development
We provide the relevant guidelines and templates for applicants to use when developing a proposal, budget, and outcomes framework.