Letter of Inquiry

LOIs are accepted year round and are reviewed in the order they are received. Specific application procedures for an LOI requesting capacity building funding are presented in the Capacity Building Initiative section of this website.

If we determine from your LOI that your request is consistent with our funding priorities and interests, you may be asked to participate in a conference call with DSYF staff to further refine your request and clarify questions we may have about your letter.

During the conference call, if we decide that your organization’s objectives and activities clearly match our criteria, you will be asked to submit a full proposal and application materials will be emailed to you at that time. Unsolicited full proposals are not accepted.

Re-Application Procedures

You can reapply for a grant with a new LOI any time after your final report due date AND after you have submitted your final report.

We do not have a preference for a new or different program than what we have previously funded. We encourage organizations to ask for what you need as long as it fits within our funding focus areas.

For organizations that have been declined, please contact DSYF before you reapply.