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Application Process and Requirements

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsApplication Process and Requirements

There are two opportunities per year to apply for a Quality of Life grant. Applications are submitted online and reviewed in two periods, called Cycles, as listed below.

Program Timeline - 2016

  • 1st Cycle online application submission period is open January 11, 2016
  • 1st Cycle application submission deadline: February 16, 2016
  • 1st Cycle decisions announced end of May
  • 2nd Cycle online application submission opens July 1, 2016
  • 2nd Cycle application submission deadline: August 15, 2016
  • Decisions announced end of December

Please note that deadlines falling on a weekend or holiday are moved to the next occurring week day. (For example, if March 1 falls on Saturday, the deadline is March 3). Applications are accepted up until 11:59 p.m. of the deadline date.

ALL APPLICANTS PEASE NOTE: When crafting your application, please be mindful of the Program Timeline above to ensure that the proposed project correlates with the program funding schedule.

STEP 1: Please start by reading the Quality of Life guidelines (PDF). Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will be rejected without review. Further, before beginning the application, applicants are urged to review the documents below that were specially created to help you better understand what we want in the application.

  1. List of Application Questions (PDF)
  2. People First Language Guide
  3. A Quick Guide to Establishing Evaluation Indicators

STEP 2: Please download the project budget template, an Excel template that must be completed and uploaded with your online application. Detailed project budget instructions are included in the application guidelines and must be followed. Prior grantees must upload within the online application the final report on their most recent Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant (final report forms can be downloaded here).

Please note that prior grantees must skip three grant cycles after the cycle the grant was submitted before reapplying. 2nd Cycle 2013 and earlier grantees are eligible to reapply in the 2nd Cycle 2015.

STEP 3: Please click here to access the online application and complete the requested information, and to return to your saved application. The online application may be completed in multiple sessions. The completed project budget template must be uploaded before submitting.

Should you have any questions, concerns or technical difficulties, pleases contact the Quality of Life department as soon as possible

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