Once you’ve taken our online quiz and are ready to apply, have a look at the following tips to help guide you through the application process.
Contact a program manager to discuss your project idea and determine which funding program is the right fit.
Consider submitting a letter of intent explaining your idea. This can give you an indication of the likelihood of approval and helpful direction before investing the resources to complete a comprehensive application, but it also lengthens the application process. Read any program-specific information your program manager may suggest.
Think about how your project fits with our funding principles and be sure to articulate this in your application.
Fill in all parts of the application form completely and accurately. Double check to make sure that all of your numbers add up.
Attach letters of support from project partners, relevant industry groups and other stakeholders. Your program manager can advise you.
For funding requests over $10,000, submit your application before the deadline to give your program manager time to review your application and ensure it is complete before it goes to our board for a decision. (There are no deadlines for funding requests under $10,000.)
Once your program manager has reviewed your application, you may be asked for additional supporting information, clarification, or modifications. Don’t forget to respond to these requests in a timely manner or you may hold up your application.
Once your program manager is satisfied that your application is complete, it will be sent to our board for a decision.
Your program manager will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know the decision.