Directions for Grant Application

Directions for Grant Application

YORKWISE Grant Application

Directions for Grant Application

  1. Review Grant Application package.
  2. Fill out Grant Application and obtain required documentation.
  3. Mail completed Grant Application to: YORKWISE, York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Dr., York, ME 03909 or deliver to YORKWISE mailbox at York High School.
  4. Upon approval, submit grant invoices with the YORKWISE grant number to address above.
  5. Upon the completion of the project, fill out the enclosed Grant Evaluation Form and return it to YORKWISE. Consideration for future grants is dependent upon submission of a completed evaluation form.

Grant Application Deadlines

Applications must be completed and submitted to YORKWISE by:

November 30, 2008 for all expenditures through June 30 2009*.

May 30, 2009 for all expenditures July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010*.

*Exceptions may be granted if funds are available.


Must be in alignment with our Mission Statement. Previous YORKWISE grant recipients must have submitted a Grant Evaluation Form in order to be considered for future grants.


Grants are awarded for the purpose of supporting the mission of YORKWISE:

Combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency through substance abuse education, intervention programs, and chemical free activities.

Grant awards are intended to be used as seed money to fund new programs and projects rather than previously funded projects from other sources.

Scope and Requirements

Grant awards are based on the merits of the proposed project, the demonstrated needs of the project and the funds available. An award may cover only a portion of the entire project cost. A detailed budget is essential for projected costs, describing how the entire budget will be spent.

All expenditures for equipment or supplies must be consistent with the description outlined in the application. Changes to the project must be approved by the Grant Committee before expenses will be reimbursed.

Projects must be completed within one year of funding approval unless the Grant Committee has approved other arrangements.

Grants are not intended to pay for college or graduate school courses, or programs for which funds are otherwise available. Grant money is not awarded by YORKWISE for the purpose of funding York School educator stipends. Grants should not be used to purchase materials, such as core curriculum text and standard supplies, which should be covered in a program's operational budget.


The following criteria will be used to review grant applications:

  • Alignment with YORKWISE Mission Statement
  • Number of people benefiting from project
  • Impact on local community and/or school
  • Collaboration – sharing skills, ideas & resources
  • Clarity of the goals and objectives
  • Accountability for funds as detailed in budget request
  • Evaluation plan


Grant number______

Date received______

[YORKWISE use only]


Grant Application

Project Title ______

Submission Date ______

Contact Person ______

*has read eligibility criteria and deadline

Position ______

Address ______

Phone (work)______(home) ______

Email ______

Amount requested ______

Supervisor Approval (if applicable)______

Please complete by checking all that apply to the project:

I/We believe this project

___ borrows from a successful idea used elsewhere

___ is a new idea for our local community

___ is based upon research by ______

Mail completed application: YORKWISE, York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Dr., York, ME 03909

OR Deliver to YORKWISE mailbox at York High School


YORKWISE Grant Application

Please print or type legibly.

1. Give a brief description of your project, including goals and objectives. (Use other side if needed).

  1. How does this project fit YORKWISE Mission?
  1. List additional personnel to be involved. Include name and position.
  1. Explain collaboration with others, if applicable.

  1. Estimate the number of people who will be impacted.
  1. When will your project begin and end?
  1. How will you evaluate whether the objectives of the project have been met?
  1. What will be the ongoing use or benefits of the project?
  1. What part of your total budget are you seeking from YORKWISE? Do you have additional sources of funding?
  1. Attach an itemized list of budget items accounting for your project total. Include a list of materials, equipment, sources of supply, and other costs. Please be sure to include all expenses.


YORKWISE Grant Evaluation Form

Please submit this evaluation upon completion of your project to:

YORKWISE, York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Dr., York, ME 03909

OR YORKWISE box at York High School

(Please submit by the next deadline following your grant award.)

Grant Contact Person ______Grant Number ______

Project Title ______Grant Amount ______

Now that your project is completed, describe the results in terms of your goals and objectives.

Discuss the successes and challenges encountered in your project.

What impact has your project had in relation to the YORKWISE mission?

Other comments (use other side if needed):

Signed ______Title ______