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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the purpose of the Legacy Project grants?

A: To support and empower communities that are working on local solutions to eliminate health disparities in diabetes prevention and control and associated hypertension, stroke and amputations risk factors in African Americans.

Q: Who types of organizations are eligible for funding?

A: 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations, public or private non-profit organizations, city, township, county government and their entities, colleges and universities, and a national organizations with ties to a local community.

Q: What geographic areas are eligible to apply?

A: The District of Columbia or a county in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia with at least 10% or more African American population (see 2000 U.S. Census data and 2009 State & County QuickFacts for eligibility).

Q: How many proposals will be selected for funding?

A: Three (3) proposals will be funded.  Budgets should be between $25,000 and $30,000 inclusive of F&A costs.

Q: What items may be included in budgets?

A: Salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials, supplies, services, travel costs, educational material for participants, contractual costs and consultant fees (cannot exceed $400/day).

Q: What items may NOT be included in budgets?

A: Equipment, capital expenditures, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships or fellowships, medicine, medical screening, patient care/medical care, food, incentives/give-aways such as keychains, tee-shirt etc

Q: Can medications and testing strips be purchased with grant funds?

A: No.  Budgets may not include charges for medication and supplies, patient/medical care and costs associated with medical screening.

Q: When is the application deadline?

A: By 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time March 1, 2011.  Applications can be emailed to

Q: How will applications be reviewed?

A: The applications will be scored by a panel using the CAP Scoring Overview found in Appendix G in the FOA.  The scores for each area will be based on how well the criteria is addressed - reviewers will consider if each item is "not addressed", "poorly addressed", "satisfactory addressed", or "very clearly addressed" and score accordingly.  The maximum score is 100 - certain areas are given greater weight than others.

Q: When will applicants be notified of a funding decision?

A: It is anticipated that applicants will be notified by September 15, 2011.

Q: What is the start and end dates of the grant?

A: October 1, 2011 - September 20, 2012

Q: What are the reporting requirements for grantees?

A: Grantees are expected to submit quarterly reports starting January 10, 2012.  Progress reporting is still expected AFTER the grant period has ended.

Q: If I am funded, can a payment advance be requested for future expenses?

A: Yes.  Otherwise invoices will be paid on a cost reimbursement basis.

Q: How often can I submit invoices for reimbursement?

A: Invoices can be submitted at any time (monthly or quarterly).

Q: Can stipends be used for focus group studies?

A: Yes, however you must ensure that they adhere to human studies/IRB regulations.

Q: What types of documentations can be used to document Memorandums of Agreements/Partnerships?

A: Evidence of ongoing partnershps such as publications or letters of support can be attached as an appendix to your application.

Q: Can funds be used to continue an existing project on diabetes prevention and self management, but in a new region?

A: Yes, however, the project must be located in a different county and must meet the minimum qualifications.

Q: What forms of technical assistance (TA) is available to me after I am funded?

A: TA via 1-day orientation in Charleston, SC, feedback on quarterly reports, guidance with dissemination of program outcomes, trainings, literature reviews, site visits (if budget permits), and conference calls.







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