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 - 2015
1st Cycle online application submission period opens early January
1st Cycle application submission deadline: February 17, 11:59 pm ET
1st Cycle decisions announced (and checks mailed) in June
2nd Cycle online application submission period is open
2nd Cycle application submission deadline: August 18, 11:59 pm ET
Decisions announced (and checks shipped) in 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.
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