Community Impact: PANEL REVIEW TRAINING

Basic Needs and Economic Mobility: THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED

For all agencies who submitted an Intent To Submit, the Application phase within the CommunityForce software will open beginning July 1.  While training is mandatory (for all agencies NOT currently receiving United Way funding), you DO NOT have to attend the training before you begin filling out the application.  The below CommunityForce walk-through guide will help you navigate through the software so that you can begin working on your application immediately.  Please go ahead and begin working on your application when you attend training so that we can answer any specific questions you might have.

  • Community Impact Agency Timeline – Click HERE for a timeline showing the process for agencies at a glance.
  • 2024 Application Templates – Click HERE for a copy of this year’s application template showing what questions you will find in the online software. This will also provide helpful hints as to what information the reviewers are expecting to see (or not see) within the different sections of the application.
  • CommunityForce Walk-Through Guide – Click HERE for a detailed step-by-step guide on how to access all of the features needed to submit your application.
  • Application Checklist – Click HERE for a comprehensive list of items that will be requested for upload during the application phase (July 1 – 31).  If you do not meet all of these requirements, your program cannot be considered for funding in this cycle.
  • Access to the Online software: Click HERE.

Application Templates found within the software for use:

  • Program Budget: Click HERE.
  • Basic Needs Metrics: Click HERE.
  • Economic Mobility Metrics: Click HERE.
APPLICATION PHASE: July 1 – July 31

Organizations will have from July 1 through July 31 to complete the online application phase.  All applicants (except those currently receiving United Way grants) must attend a mandatory training.  Below you will find a recording of the training, which includes a comprehensive overview of the application process as well as a detailed description of the information requested within each individual component of the application.  It also provides a step-by-step walk through of how to navigate all of the features you will need to complete your online submission with CommunityForce.

Community Impact Grant Application Training Video:

CommunityForce Walk-Through Guide: Click HERE for a detailed step-by-step guide on how to access all of the features needed to submit the prequalification portion of your application.

Work Sessions
After the two scheduled training sessions, you will be provided the opportunity to schedule a 25 minute, one-on-one work session to ask specific questions to increase the quality of your application.  Remember, this is a competitive funding process and only the top scoring programs are placed on panels and are able to receive funding.

Session Dates:

  • Monday, July 17
  • Wednesday, July 26

You must RSVP for the work session(s) in advance by calling Angela Boswell at (843) 379-3063 to receive your zoom link and time.  If you would prefer an in-person session, please let Angela know.

INTENT TO SUBMIT PHASE:  June 1 – June 15

Organizations will have from June 1 until June 15 to complete the online “Intent To Submit” phase, which is required of ALL applicants.

All NEW applicants must attend a mandatory training. Click HERE to view a copy of the “Application” Powerpoint presentation for new applicants.

Basic Needs:

Please click on the links below to get a jump start on making sure your organization is eligible to receive funding in this grant cycle!

  • Basic Needs Application Template – Click HERE
  • Basic Needs Metrics – Click HERE for a list of common goals, outcomes, and key performance indicators your organization must have the ability to track in order to apply for Basic Needs funding.
Economic Mobility

Please click on the links below to get a jump start on making sure your organization is eligible to receive funding in this grant cycle!

  • Economic Mobility Application Template – Click HERE
  • Economic Mobility Metrics – Click HERE for a list of common goals, outcomes, and key performance indicators your organization must have the ability to track in order to apply for Economic Mobility funding.