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Skyway Affordable Housing RFP – Grant Writing Support

What: Grant writing support by phone or video
When: January 19th, 2022 – March 28th, 2022
Available by appointment – Space is limited
Priority Deadline to apply for grant writing support: March 14th
Contact: grantwriting@communities-rise.org
RFP Info page: https://www.zoomgrants.com/gprop2.asp?donorid=2209&rfpid=3848

Grant writing support is available to support community-based nonprofit organizations and fiscally-sponsored organizations that serve communities impacted by systemic oppression and do not have the internal capacity to hire a grant writer or have staff dedicated to grant writing.

Communities Rise can provide a minimum 45-60 minutes of free consultation with a grant writing consultant to give you feedback and editing advice on your draft proposal. Our grant writing consultants can help by explaining the RFP, framing of the application, brainstorming potential answers to questions, and/or editing a draft application. Please note: consultants cannot write the application.

Some examples of ways that your organization can use your time with the grant writing consultant includes:

  • Draft review and feedback: Organization can share their document ahead of time with the consultant, and highlight 2-3 sections they would like my feedback on. The consultant can spend time thoroughly reading, leaving comments, and making suggestions/track changes. Then, the consultant/organization can meet for a half hour to walk through these comments and answer any additional questions.
  • Virtual walk-through: Organization and the consultant can meet for 60 minutes, and can share a draft during the meeting to get feedback on the different sections as a whole, or nitty gritty pieces you want suggestions on.
  • Full draft review: In lieu of a virtual meeting, the organization can share a full copy of their RFP draft with the consultant to thoroughly review and provide detailed feedback on. This can be a more comprehensive edit on the full RFP – from narrative to attachments.

Who is eligible for grant writing technical assistance?
This service is intended for community based organizations and nonprofit organizations that are submitting a proposal for funding through the King County DCHS Skyway Affordable Housing RFP that:

  • Do not have the internal capacity to hire a grant writer or have staff dedicated to grant writing – if you have questions about this requirement please email at grantwriting@communities-rise.org;
  • Serve communities impacted by systemic oppression, which includes communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, LGBTQ communities, persons with disabilities, low-income communities;
  • The organization must meet RFP eligibility.

Preference will go to organizations whose leadership (Leadership Staff and/or Board of Directors) reflect the communities they serve.

To apply, fill out the online form below or download a hard copy and send to grantwriting@communities-rise.org. Please get in touch as soon as possible. We will prioritize inquiries who meet eligibility requirements and submit an inquiry prior to March 14th. While we will do our best to support all eligible grant writing support requests, we cannot guarantee support for inquiries that come in last minute. If you have questions about receiving grant writing support after March 14th, please send us an email.