Dreamstarter applicants and Mentor Organizations team up to apply for a Dreamstarter grant together. Each Dreamstarter Application must be signed and submitted by both the Applicant and the Mentor Organization.
A complete Application includes a completed, signed application form with all questions answered, references, signed consent forms from the Mentor, Applicant and Applicant’s parent/guardian if Applicant is under 18, IRS tax exemption letter for Mentor Organization, and completed W-9 form from Mentor Organization.
Budget Template Timeline Template
Applications for Dreamstarter Year 5: Entrepreneurship will open 10/14/2018
Important Dates for Dreamstarter Year 4: 2018-2019 (Science & the Environment):
10/14/17: Dreamstarter Year 4: Science & the Environment Applications open
11/14/17: Online question & answer chat with Running Strong Staff & past Dreamstarters
12/22/17: Complete Dreamstarter applications due by 6:00pm EST via email or postmarked by that date.
3/1/18: Successful applicants will be notified.
4/21/18 - 4/24/18: Dreamstarter Academy will be held during in Washington, DC. All successful applicants and their mentor from the organizationmust attend.
6/30/19: Projects must be completed.
A $500 Dreamstarter award granted to each Dreamstarter once all necessary reporting is received from the Dreamstarter mentor organization
Use this checklist to ensure your application is complete. Please include all of the following:
❑ Parts I-II: Completed Dreamstarter Application Form with all questions answered by both Applicant and Mentor Organization
❑ Part III: 2 references each for the Applicant and Mentor Organization
❑ Part IV: Signed consent forms from Applicant, Mentor, and parent/guardian of Applicant if under the age of 18
❑ Part V: Attachments including:
❑ Dreamstarter Project Proposed Budget
❑ Dreamstarter Project Timeline
❑ Copy of Applicant’s Certificate of Indian Blood/Tribal enrollment card
❑ Photo of Applicant and/or 1-3 phoros of your community or idea
❑ IRS tax exemption letter for Mentor Organization
❑ Completed W-9 form from the IRS for Mentor Organization
❑ Mentor organization’s most recent audit (if applicable)
SUBMITTNG YOUR APPLICATION:
Applications will ONLY be accepted via mail or email.
You can request the application in another format by emailing Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org
Applications via mail are due (postmarked) by due date, December 16, 2017.
Mail applications to:
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22309
Applications via email are due by 6:00 pm EST on due date.
Email applications to Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org with your Applicant name in the subject line.
Applications will not be accepted via fax.