Meeting Basic Needs: Lincoln 2017 Cycle

Benton County Partners: Find more info about the 2017 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 2017 Basic Needs funding cycle will contain the following components: 

  - Orientation 3/21: Update and information about changes to the spring funding cycle, now known as Meeting Basic Needs 

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

  - An evaluation period

  - Site Visit(s) during May

  - Process timeline <HERE>



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.**


2017 BN Process Timeline--Lincoln:

March 21, 2017: Orientation meetings--Gleneden Beach Firestation - APPLICATION PACKET AVAILABLE

April 12, 2017: AGENCY APP LAB(S) by appointment 

April 19, 2017: APPLICATIONS DUE at 12:00 noon

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

Allocation Meetings: June 2017


Funding Recommendations to Approving Body

June 27, 2017: United Way Board of Directors


January 31, 2018: Agency Six-month (interim) Reports due

July 27, 2018: Agency Final Reports due


Application Information

United Way Direct Impact Funding

Application packets for the 2017 Basic Needs cycle will be available after March 21, 2017, and will be for grants funded July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018. 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 19, 2017 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 2017 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