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    February 13, 2018

    Grants

    SPIRIT OF CONSTRUCTION GRANT FUNDING

    2018 Community Grants

    Please Note- Only on-line applications will be accepted for 2018. Call or email Tony Brunsman at TBrunsman@spiritofconstruction.org / 513.382.4315 with any questions.

    ONLY ONE (1) DOCUMENT CAN BE UPLOADED WITH THE APPLICATION. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION (IRS Letter, Letters of Recommendation, Etc.) MAY BE EMAILED TO TONY BRUNSMAN.

    Beginning January 2, 2018 the Spirit of Construction Outreach Committee is accepting only electronically filed applications for their 2018 grant funding. The maximum amount of grants allocated each year will not exceed an amount approved by the Spirit of Construction Board of Directors. The average amount funded per organization was $7,500 per.

    Grant guidelines and applications are available on-line at the Spirit of Construction website www.spiritofconstruction.org

    All applications must be completed and submitted no later than February 16, 2018, submit prior to the deadline in order to insure the application was received. An email of confirmation will be sent with each successfully submitted application.

    To qualify (or not qualify) for Spirit of Construction grant funding through the Outreach Committee, the organization must be:

    • Community- based 501( c ) (3 ) or other proof of non-profit status

    • Qualified educational institutions and organizations that reflect the Spirit of Construction values and focus their efforts in a positive way

    • Controversial organizations or one that requires significant transfer of local funds to national or international parent organizations will not be considered

    • Applicants must engage young people in hands-on activities as a requirement

    Funding priorities include:

    • Construction Education (Not intended for scholarship purposes)

      • Supports students or construction related programs at the following institutions of higher learning:

        • Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

        • Northern Kentucky University

        • University of Cincinnati

        • Trade and vocational programs in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana will also be considered

    • Workforce Development

      • Programs or projects advocating the construction industry as the favorable career option to middle school, secondary school, and vocational/technical school students in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeastern Indiana regions. All grant requests are evaluated on merit.

    • Local Interest Projects

      • Organizations either directly or indirectly affiliated within the construction industry that has projects that enhance our city, create educational opportunities or other activities that advocate our mission will be considered.

    In addition to the annual grants that are awarded by the Outreach Committee, special grant requests will also be considered for recommendation to the Spirit of Construction Board for approval. These grant requests are not intended to be limited in dollar amount, and are subject to the approval of the Spirit of Construction board, as well as funds that are available within the organization to support such requests. An example of a special grant request would be the funding that has been provided in the past for our Construction Advocate/Middle School Construction Careers Outreach Program.

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    Grant Guidelines and Applications

    GRANT GUIDELINES

    Grants

    Each year, the number and dollar value of grants will be determined by the funding provided to the Outreach Committee as approved by the Spirit of Construction Board of Directors.

    2018 SPIRIT OF CONSTRUCTION OUTREACH COMMITTEE

    GRANT GUIDELINES AND TIMELINE

    January 2, 2018– February 16, 2018:
    · Grant Guidelines and Applications are available on-line at the Spirit of Construction website. To be eligible, application must be submitted no later than February 16, 2018 and must be filed electronically.

    February 16, 2018 - February 28, 2018:
    · Grant applications will be reviewed by each committee member to familiarize themselves with each applicant

    March 1, 2018 – March 16, 2018:
    · Grant committee will meet as a group, evaluate the applicants, and rank candidates developing a shortlist. As necessary, interviews will be scheduled with applicants to obtain any further information necessary to make our decision.

    March 19, 2018 – March 30, 2018:
    · Interviews held as necessary and final recommendations submitted to the Outreach Committee no later than March 31, 2018.

    April 2, 2018 – April 13, 2018:
    · Outreach Committee approval of the Grant Review Committee recommendations. These will be submitted to the Spirit Board for approval (electronically) with notification to the recipients no later than April 14, 2018.

    May 9, 2018:
    · Introductions and presentation of checks to Grant Recipients at the SOC Spring Fling.

    June 7, 2018:
    · Outreach Committee to meet with all Grant Recipients (SOC Outreach Collaborative Meeting) to ensure a sharing of knowledge, resources, identify synergies, discuss measurement criteria and provide any support to help their program to become a success.

    July 2, 2018 – July 20, 2018:
    · Outreach Committee members to follow up with all Grant Recipients to see where they are and provide any support they may need for their programs and discuss final reporting.

    October 22, 2018 – October 26, 2018:
    · Final reports are due from Grant Recipients. Outreach Committee to meet with all Grant Recipients for final wrap-up meeting of their programs.


    COMMUNICATION CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING ORGANIZATIONS

    To qualify (or not qualify) for Spirit of Construction grant funding through the Outreach Committee, the organization must be:

    · Community-based 501( c ) (3) or other proof
    on non-profit status.
    · Qualified educational institutions and organizations that reflect the Spirit of Construction values and focus their efforts in a positive way.
    · Controversial organizations or one that requires
    significant transfer of local funds to national or international parent organizations will not be considered.
    · Applicants must engage youth in hands-on activities as a requirement.


    Funding priorities include:
    · Construction Education (not intended for scholarship purposes)
    o Supports students or construction related programs at the following institutions of higher learning:
    § Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
    § Northern Kentucky University
    § University of Cincinnati
    § Trade and vocational programs in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana will also be considered

    · Workforce Development
    o Programs or projects advocating the construction industry as the favorable career option to middle school, secondary school, and vocational/technical school students in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeastern Indiana regions. All grant requests are evaluated on merit.

    · Local Interest Projects
    o Organizations either directly or indirectly affiliated
    within the construction industry that has projects that enhance our city, create educational opportunities or other activities that advocate our mission will be considered.

    In addition to the annual grants that are awarded by the Outreach Committee, special grant requests will also be considered for recommendation to the Spirit of Construction Board for approval. These grant requests are not intended to be limited in dollar
    amount, and are subject to the approval of the Spirit of Construction board, as well as funds that are available within the organization to support such requests. An example of a special grant request would be the funding that has been provided in the past for our Construction Advocate/Middle School Construction Careers Outreach Program.


    HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF CONSTRUCTION


    · Spirit of Construction Board Member Communications

    · Communicate to other’s within your own organization who may sit on other boards and know of organizations that may qualify

    · Send out e-mail notification for posting on websites of construction affiliated organizations including:
    o Allied Construction Industries
    o American Society of Professional Estimators
    o Associated Builders & Contractors
    o C.O.A.T.S.
    o CURT
    o Construction Specifications Institute
    o National Association of Women In Construction
    o Society of Marketing Professionals
    o Construction Financial Management Association
    o C.R.E.W. (Commercial Real Estate Women)

     

    Contact:
    Tony Brunsman
    513.382.4315