Applying for a Grant

Please submit proposals and attachments online. 

Due to the disruption the pandemic has caused for so many, the Board has decided to extend the proposal deadline to be due January 31. In addition, the 3-year rule will not apply this year. Previously, if you have received funding for the previous 3 years, you have to take a year off. That rule will not apply for the upcoming year. 

Cover Page

1. Legal name of organization, address, phone number, website, email address, and Executive Director

2. Contact person for this proposal

3. Summmary of proposal and how it links with GBCoA's mission

4. Proposal's target population

5. Total cost of project and amount requested

6. Ways that success will be measured 

7. Period of time this grant will cover

8. Other funding applied for


Proposals should be concise, not to exceed two pages.


501 (c)(3) Determination letter scanned

Organization's overall budget

Audited Financials from most recent year scanned

List of Board of Directors

Please note:

If a grant is received - grants are awarded in August -  progress reports are required by March 31 the following year. A final report is due a year from when grant was issued.​ There is a three-year limit for consecutive funding for any organization: a one-year break must be taken before applying again.


Guidelines for evaluation

Grants will be awarded in the general areas of education, prevention, and research


>  What is the public health

importance of this project?

>  What is the benefit to

the target population?

>  What would be the benefit to society?


>  Can the applicant accomplish the stated goals of the application?

>  Are the stated goals achieveable within the time frame and budget?

>  Is the connection clearly and  convincingly established of the relevance

of the proposal to substance use disorders?


>  Has GBCoA funded the

organization in the past?

>  Have timely progress reports and

final reports been submitted?

>  How will GBCoA funds requested

for this project make a meaningful contribution to the accomplishment

of the goals of this project?


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