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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.