Presentation on theme: "Applicant Training Webinar December 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 Applicant Training Webinar December 2014 State of Colorado Veterans Trust Fund Grant (VTF) and Veterans Assistance Grant (VAG)Applicant Training WebinarDecember 2014
2 TOPICS TO BE COVERED Purpose of funding Eligibility requirements for both grant programsApplication processGrantee RequirementsQuestionsNext steps
3 Purpose of Funding—VTF and VAG Both grant programs are designed to:Assist Colorado Veterans in NeedFunds must be used to serve Colorado veterans with aRelease or Discharge from Active Duty that is other than Dishonorable
4 ELIGIBILITYVTFNonprofit nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as an organization that can provide services to vets under Title 38, USC.VAGA 501(c) nonprofit organization other than a 501(c) 19 or 501(c)23 or a government entity located in the State of Colorado that provides direct assistance to veterans
5 An organization may not receive funding from both grant programs Directly or Indirectly
6 Types of Programs Funded VTFVAGShort-term Emergency Assistance Job Training/Education Assistance Homeless Prevention/Shelter Mental Health and Hygiene Medical Transportation Veterans Stand Downs Special Programs (based on need)Homeless Veterans HousingVeterans Mental HealthFamily CounselingJob TrainingEmploymentOther Veterans Services (based on need)
7 Requirements and Limitations VTFVAGFunds can be expended ONLY for veterans in need of material or financial assistanceMay support several programs via subcontract or letters of agreementMay not support memorials, club renovations, honor guards or tributes to veteransAdministrative costs not allowedApplicant organization must provide direct services—strictly pass through funds are not allowed$100,000 maximum allowableConstruction, remodeling, memorial, honor guards, veterans tributes are not allowedAdministrative costs not allowed
10 Narrative 1. Organization Description Describe your organization, including a brief description of all services your organization provides.
11 2. Statement of Community Needs /Partnerships to Address Needs Clearly describe the needs experienced by veterans within YOUR community.Describe partnerships established to address those needs, such as partnerships with the local County Veterans Service Officer(s), other Veteran Service Organizations and/or Service Providers.
12 Specific Program to be Funded Project descriptionGoals of the ProgramNumber of unduplicated veterans to be servedHistorical data on number of veterans previously servedSummary of exact services to be provided:Specific issues to be addressed (how this will meet the needs identified); Specific activities to be provided; Timeline for service delivery.
13 EvaluationHow the impact of services will be measuredTotal number to be served (outputs) and key OUTCOMES expectedStatement of willingness to participate in evaluation effortsOptional InformationAny critical information not covered above
14 Outputs and OutcomesOutputs—number served (unduplicated); units of service; number of transports; etc.Outcomes– changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, behaviors, condition or statusIncreased food security; Increased well-being; Increased economic stability;Decreased crisis; Decreased family conflict; Increased access to health care, etc.
15 Budget Information Line item budget and budget narrative Example: Rent/Housing Assistance 20 $500/each $10,000Assistance to veterans to remain housed and prevent homelessnessAssistance is capped at a maximum of $500 per veteran. Second requests results in referral to Financial/Budgeting Program.Identify other funding that supports this project/program.If requesting a vehicle, attach a bid sheet to grant request.
16 AttachmentsProof of registration in good standing with Colorado Secretary of StateCompleted Form W-9 (with correct EIN)Copy of current (within 5 years) IRS nonprofit status determination letter
17 Major Changes to Application The need for the program must be demonstratedThe specific program/project must be describedPartnerships must be identified (especially with the County Veterans Service Officer)Historical data on services provided to veterans should be includedActivities and Timelines should be notedOutputs and Outcomes need to be identifiedBudget needs to be clearly justified and explained
18 Review Criteria Demonstrated Need Expected Outcomes (what difference will the program make?)Program effectivenessPartnershipsNumber of vets to be servedBudget appropriatenessGeographic distributionPrevious performance or new applicant
19 REQUIREMENTS for GRANTEES SURVEYS FOR ALL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTSNEW QUARTERLY REPORTING FORMS THAT INCLUDE UNDUPLICATED NUMBERS, INSTANCES OF SERVICES, AND OUTCOMESBACK-UP DOCUMENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED FOR EXPENDITURESDENIAL OF EXPENDITURES NOT SUPPORTED, FALLING IN ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, OR FAILURE TO SUBMIT REPORTS IN TIMELY FASHIONCOST CENTER SPECIFIC TRACKING
21 APPLICATIONS DUE 1 MARCH 2015 To ApplyPlease visit the website for more information and the application formsAdditional Questions? Call Gail Hoagland (303)APPLICATIONS DUE 1 MARCH 2015Must be sent to 1355 S. Colorado Blvd., Bldg. C, Ste Denver, CO 80222