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Application and How to Apply

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.

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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.

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

 

Applications for Dreamstarter Year 3: Education are NOW OPEN!

Important Dates for Dreamstarter Year 3: 2017-2018 (Education):

  • 10/14/16: Dreamstarter Year 3: Education Applications open
  • 11/17/16: Online question & answer chat with Running Strong Staff & past Dreamstarters.
  • 12/27/16: EXTENDED DEADLINE - Complete Dreamstarter applications due by 6:00pm EST via email or postmarked by that date.
  • 3/1/17:  Successful applicants will be notified.
  • 4/26/17:  Dreamstarter Academy will be held during the week of 4/26/17 in Washington, DC.  All successful applicants and their mentor from the organizationmust attend.
  • 4/30/17:  Funds ($10,000 per chosen Dreamstarter project) disbursed to mentor organization.
  • 6/30/18:  Projects must be completed.
  • A $500 Dreamstarter award granted to each Dreamstarter once all necessary reporting is received from the Dreamstarter mentor organization.
  • Applications for Year 4 will be announced Fall 2018

 

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

VIA MAIL:

Applications via mail are due (postmarked) by due date, December 16, 2016.

Mail applications to:

Running Strong for American Indian Youth

8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 200

Alexandria, VA 22309

ATTN:  Dreamstarters

VIA EMAIL:

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.

VIA FAX:

Applications will not be accepted via fax.

 

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