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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.

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 

 

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

 

Important Dates for Dreamstarter Year 5: 2019-2020 (Entrepreneurs):

· 10/14/18: Dreamstarter Year 5: Entrepreneurs Applications open

· 11/14/18: Online question & answer chat with Running Strong Staff & past Dreamstarters

· 12/15/18: Complete Dreamstarter applications due by 6:00pm EST via email or postmarked      by that date.

·  3/1/19:  Successful applicants will be notified.

·  4/19:  Dreamstarter Academy will be held during in Washington, DC. All successful applicants and their mentor from the organization must attend. Grant year begins.

· 11/15/19: Program Update due

·  6/30/20:  Projects must be completed, all funds must be spent.
A $500 Dreamstarter award granted to each Dreamstarter once all necessary reporting is received from the Dreamstarter mentor organization

· 8/15/20: Final Grant Report due

 

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 photos 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 15, 2018.

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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