NEXT STEPS:  APPLICATION PHASE OPENS JULY 1ST

All agencies that submitted during the prequalification phase have received their eligibility notifications informing them whether they are eligible to proceed. The software will open beginning July 1st, and all agencies are able to access their applications immediately.

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. In fact, we ask that you begin working on the application before our mandatory training so we can answer any specific questions.

  • 2022 Application Template – 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.
  • Access to the Online software – Click HERE  (software link will become live on July 1, 2022)

Application Templates found within the software for use:

APPLICATION PHASE:  JULY 1st – AUGUST 5th

Organizations will have from July 1st through August 5th to complete the online application phase. All applicants (except those currently receiving United Way grants) must attend the mandatory training. The recorded training will be made available for reference purposes on July 13th. This training will provide 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 will also provide a step-by-step walkthrough of how to navigate all of the features you will need to complete your online submission with CommunityForce.

Training dates and times:
July 12th from 10 a.m. – noon
July 21st from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

You must RSVP for the trainings by clicking HERE.

If you are a new organization applying for your first UWLC grant or have new leadership, you are
required to attend in person. If you are a current funded partner agency, you may attend in-person or via
Zoom. If you prefer to attend via zoom, please click here to e-mail Angela Boswell for the training link.

All registrants will receive the ZOOM link within 48 hours of the training session

After the two scheduled training sessions, you will be offered the opportunity to attend work sessions to ask specific questions to increase the quality of your application. While work session attendance IS NOT required, it is strongly encouraged. Remember, this is a competitive funding process and only the top scoring programs are placed on panels and are able to receive funding so you don’t want to leave any points on the table in a competitive funding process!

Even if you do not have any specific questions in mind, some great “real life” discussion will happen about completing the application and could prove to  be invaluable!

Training dates and times:
July 12th from 10 a.m. – noon
July 21st from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

You must RSVP for the trainings by clicking HERE.

If you are a new organization applying for your first UWLC grant or have new leadership, you are
required to attend in person. If you are a current funded partner agency, you may attend in-person or via
Zoom. If you prefer to attend via zoom, please click here to e-mail Angela Boswell for the training link.

All registrants will receive the ZOOM link within 48 hours of the training session.

Work Session dates and times:
July 25th from 10 a.m. – noon (Zoom Only)
July 25th from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Zoom Only)

You must RSVP for the work session(s) by clicking HERE.

All registrants will receive the ZOOM link within 48 hours of the training session.

Community Impact Process Training Prequalification Phase Video & PowerPoint

Prequalification Phase Opens May 1 in the Areas of Education and Health!

JUMP START: April 1

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!

  • 2023 Community Impact Agency Timeline – Click HERE for a timeline showing the process for agencies at a glance.
  • Prequalification Checklist – Click HERE for a comprehensive list of items that will be requested for upload during the prequalification phase (May 1-27). If you do not meet all of these requirements, your program cannot be considered for funding in this cycle.
  • Education 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 Education funding.
  • Health 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 Health funding.
PREQUALIFICATION PHASE: May 1-27

Organizations will have from May 1 until May 27 to complete the online prequalification phase. All applicants must attend a prequalification training. The training will provide an overview of United Way’s Community Impact process, go into detail about the various components required for upload, and show how to navigate the CommunityForce software that is used for the process. The first training session scheduled for May 10 will be recorded and uploaded to this webpage for your reference on May 20. Please know that viewing the training recording DOES NOT count as the mandatory training.

Trainings will take place via ZOOM on:

  • Tuesday, May 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

You must attend one of these sessions, so please click HERE (doodle poll) to RSVP for your spot! (Training links will be emailed the day before trainings occur) Please be sure to put the name of the agency you are representing next to your name when you are filling in the doodle poll information.

THESE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE!

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.

Sample Grantee Memorandum of Agreement (GMOA) – If you are provided funding, we are entering into a partnership and all strong partnerships are based on a clear understanding of expectations. That is why we provide a sample GMOA HERE for you to share with your Board of Directors.

Access to the Online software: https://uwlowcountrygrants.communityforce.com/
(software will not become active until May 1, 2022)