Timeline for 2016-’17 District Grants
By Sanjay Deshpande
The District Foundation Committee is pleased to update the timeline for the 2016-2017 District Grants. Club qualification is well underway and must be completed before a club can apply for either a district or a global grant in the ’16-’17 Rotary year. Qualification is completed when three eligibility criteria are met:
  1. Per-capita Foundation contributions of $100 by this June 30.  As of June 3, 25 clubs had qualified, four are very close and 25 others have until this June 30 to achieve the $100 per-capita level. Click here to view to District 7910 Grant Qualification Status Table as of June 3.
  2. Grant-management training: Two training sessions have been completed and as a result 26 Clubs have qualified under this criterion.
  3. 16-‘17 Memorandum of Understanding must be executed. As of May 18, only five clubs have signed the MOU. The other clubs will be required to execute the MOU before being able to submit grant applications. To download the MOU in PDF format, click here.
The Master District Grant for ‘16-‘17 was submitted to The Rotary Foundation on May 5 – and was approved on May 19!  District 7910 now has approved funding of $46,436 to spend on district grants to clubs, administrative expenses (about 3 percent) and contingency expenses (up to 20 percent).
The detailed timeline for District Grant applications is included in a document, in PDF format, that is available for download here. 
Here are the major activities:
  1. May 1-30: Review of proposals by the District Grants Subcommittee and notification to proceed to online applications. This is underway and the 31 clubs will get notifications from District Grants Subcommittee Chair Jorge Yarzebski to submit applications after they have completed qualification.
  2. June 1, onward: Online grant applications submitted by qualified clubs using the ClubRunner Grant Management Module. The module is being readied for application submission.
  3. July 1-7 for submissions through June 30, and every month thereafter: Monthly review of applications and scoring by Grants Subcommittee’s review team.
  4. July 10, and the 10th day of each month thereafter: Grants Subcommittee chair’s recommendations for grant awards.
  5. July 15 and the 15th of each month thereafter: Foundation Committee decision on grant awards.
The monthly cycle of application submissions will continue until slots or funds are available
We are planning a webinar in early June for the online District Grant Application submission, using the ClubRunner Grant Management Module.
If you have any questions, please contact either District Grants Subcommittee Chair Jorge Yarzebski at yj.rotary@gmail.com or me, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Sanjay Deshpande, sanjdesh51@aol.com.
Learn more about District 7910 Foundation Grants:
For archive of "Foundation Notes" articles, click here