Community Health Investments Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions
Q. The form is long- can I save and come back later?
A. No - you will have to complete the form in one session. Allow 20-30 minutes to complete. It will be easier if you have your long-form responses already saved to a Word document, then you can simply copy and paste your responses.
Q. What is file size limit (in megabytes) of the files I upload to the form?
A. You can upload MS Office files or .PDF files of up to 4 megabytes each.
Q. Your form has lots of large text boxes to fill in; how much text can I paste into each box?
A. You can put up to 10,000 characters into each box (boxes have character counters built-in).
Q. Can I include Internet web links in my text content?
A. Yes - just paste the entire link into the text box, include the http:// part, example: http://owensborohealth.org
Q. May one organization submit more than one grant application?
A. Yes - however, those applications will be competing against one another and will stand on their own merit.
Q. If we do not complete a Letter of Intent; may we still submit a grant application?
A. No - only those organizations whose letters of intent are approved are eligible to submit a full grant application.
Q. We have filed for our IRS, not for profit tax designation but it has not been received yet. We are told, “it should arrive any time”. May we still submit a Letter of Intent?
A. No - Only those who have their tax determination letter by March 24th (the due date for the Letter of Intent submission) may apply.
Q. We are considering partnering with another organization to implement a project or program and submit one letter of intent and ultimately one grant application. Can we do so?
A. Yes - one organization will need to be the main applicant. Describe the partnership and agreements, specific responsibilities, one budget incorporating all needs, etc.
Q. I don’t like submitting grant applications online. Can we submit ours on paper?
A. No - Paper applications will not be accepted.
Q. Can I print my completed grant application?
A. No - There is not a print function on the form. You may take screenshots of your completed pages, save all the text entered in your boxes as a Word document and save all your uploaded documents in a file. OR
We can also forward you a copy of all your completed pages and provide you with those pages and your uploaded documents after you submit your application and we receive it.
Q. Is a letter of commitment the same thing as a letter of support?
A. No - A letter of commitment is a letter from another organization which states they will support your project by committing to something specific; perhaps it is through a cash or in-kind donation or technical assistance, labor, education, training, space, etc. They must provide this commitment in writing to you and you will upload a copy of each letter of commitment you seek and obtain at the appropriate place in the grant application.
Q. Your form may take me a while to fill out; how much time do I have before my entries ‘time-out’ and I have to start over?
A. You have a 2-hour window to complete the form once it has been started.