Alliance Signature Programs
Eligibility and Guidelines 2012
- Who is eligible to apply?
- Adults who are staff or volunteers of civic, non-profit, educational, religious, or youth organizations in Arlington or serving Arlington.
- Those adults who have gained the approval on a senior/executive member of their organization (Note: This should also include approval by required grant offices within their organization).
- What makes a good grant application?
- The proposed project takes place in Arlington or is sponsored by a youth group from Arlington
- Adults and youth work together to identify a community need, develop a plan to address that need, and develop community partners to help achieve it.
- The project includes good educational goals related to curriculum or training by the organization. You are encouraged to use service learning techniques.
- The project is begun, completed, and reported within the alloted time.
- There are minimal costs for refreshments and/or transportation.
- The projects are based on one of the five promises from America's Promise.
- What is expected of the organization receiving the grant?
- Senior/executive person at that organization reviews and approves the grant application
- Provides responsible supervision of the youth project
- Supervisor and/or approving official attend the Youth Collaboration Breakfast.
- Ensures grant money is only spent on the approved project or is returned to the Alliance.
- Assigns a supervisor to the project and ensures that Alliance news releases and completion reports are promptly submitted.
- Members working on project are recognized for their efforts when an Alliance Ambassador visits your organization.