Meeting Basic Needs: Lincoln 2016 Cycle

Benton County Partners: Find more info about the 2016 cycle here.

Lincoln County Partners:

The Meeting Basic Needs Fund will consider applications for emergency and/or transitional services. Prevention-based services are not eligible. Funding for the Meeting Basic Needs cycle is provided by United Way.

 



The 2016 Basic Needs funding cycle will contain the following components: 

  - Orientation 3/24: Update and information about changes to the spring funding cycle, now known as Meeting Basic Needs <schedule HERE>

  - An application--instructions for Lincoln Partners <HERE>

  - An evaluation period

  - Site Visit(s) during May

  - Process timeline <HERE>

 


Priorities:

The Basic Needs cycle funds only emergency and transitional services, in the following categories:

Food & Nutrition: Programs dealing primarily with hunger relief, nutrition, and food insecurity issues for any population.

Children, Youth & Families: Programs that support family stability, including child care, after-school care, parenting support, income supports, youth skill building, youth advocacy, and other services that help youth and families remain stable and avoid crisis.**

Homelessness: Programs providing shelter, temporary housing, and/or other services for chronically, situationally, or temporarily homeless persons.**

Health & Safety: Programs addressing physical, mental, social, and/or emotional health, and programs offering services for victims of violence or abuse.**

 



2016 BN Process Timeline--Lincoln:

March 24, 2016: APPLICATION PACKET AVAILABLE

March 24, 2016: Orientation meetings--Gleneden Beach Firestation

April 13, 2016: AGENCY APP LAB(S) by appointment <register here>

April 20, 2016: APPLICATIONS DUE at 12:00 noon

SITE VISITS: During May (scheduled with you by Granting Committee volunteers)

Allocation Meetings: June 2016

 

Funding Recommendations to Approving Body

June 28, 2016: United Way Board of Directors

Reporting:

January 19, 2017: Agency Six-month (interim) Reports due
February 8, 2017: Community Impact Committee review

 

July 20, 2017: Agency Twelve-month (year-end) Reports due
August 8, 2017: Community Impact Committee review

 



Application Information

United Way Direct Impact Funding

Application packets for the 2016 Basic Needs cycle will be available after March 23, 2016, and will be for grants funded July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. Completed applicaitons are due when noted above. Late applicaitons will not be accepted.

 

Funding Priorities


As outlined above, funding priorities address only emergency and transitional services. Applications for prevention-based services will not be considered in this cycle.

Requirements and Documentation


Completed application materials are due Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm.

If applying for funding for the first time, submit a completed Non-Discrimination Policy.

 

Funding Limitations and Ineligible Activities


General Eligibility Criteria (the following must be satisfied):

Organizations eligible to participate in the 2016 BN cycle are those that:

  • Provide a service meeting the Meeting Basic Needs funding priorities

  • Provide service to Lincoln County residents when using the requested funding

  • Meet Federal 501(c)3 non-profit requirements or be a collaboration of non-profit 501(c)3 and governmental/quasi-governmental organizations

  • Have a Volunteer Board of Directors, By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation

  • Have financial statements, and audit or financial review, prepared and/or reviewed by an independent accounting professional

  • Be non-political: defined as no organization structured as political parties, campaigns, PACs (issue-oriented or candidate-oriented), or lobbying

  • Be non-religious: defined as no program or service with a religious or doctrinal orientation

  • Agree to and sign United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties’ non-discrimination policy

 

Activities not eligible for funding:

  • Prevention services

  • Capital campaigns

  • Capital expenditures exceeding $1,000 or capital items under $1,000 unrelated to program/service

  • Political campaigns, PACS, candidates, or support thereof

  • Any program or service that promotes religious or political beliefs

  • Sponsorship of one-time events or performances

  • Purchases or activities that occur prior to grant decisions

  • Deficit funding, including loan repayment

  • Lobbying to influence legislation

  • Scientific research

  • Endowments