Eligibility, Project and Budget Requirements
1. Completed project proposals must be received by FARE by July 6, 2021, to be considered in the first round of funding. Additional applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
2. Project proposals are only accepted from schools/organizations that are serving Title I/Title 1-eligible students.
3. A W9 is required to receive grant payment.
4. No more than one proposal per applicant will be accepted. However, multiple projects may be included as part of a single proposal.
5. If the applicant is not yet part of FARE’s Collaborator Program, it must first join the free program. Learn more and sign up.
Project Requirements & Considerations
1. All project proposals must be submitted to FARE electronically via our online application link and must include a budget.
2. When possible, projects should consider including partnerships and/or collaborations with either local (community-based) groups, companies or organizations.
3. Projects may consider reaching audiences beyond people and families living with the disease.
4. Project activities should be designed to have long-term impact, keeping in mind how might the project continue to grow or be integrated into other programs or partnerships.
5. Any changes to the project and/or budget must be approved by FARE prior to being implemented. Requests to change project activities should be sent to Marie Malloy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Promotions of the project, including presentation and dissemination of its materials, must acknowledge FARE support with the FARE logo (see Appendix A: Logo Usage Guidelines) accompanied by the phrase: This project was made possible through a community impact award from FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). For live events, FARE must also be acknowledged at the start and end of the program.
7. FARE requests that photos taken during any programming or events be submitted to Marie Malloy, email@example.com, at the earliest opportunity following the event. These photos may be used on FARE’s social media channels so please ensure you have permission to share.
8. We ask that you notify FARE of any events ahead of time in case there is an opportunity for staff or local volunteers to participate.
9. A final report, including receipts to support project expenditures, must be submitted to FARE by January 15, 2022.
1. FARE will award project funds to the designated organization carrying out the project.
2. As our funding pool for this program is limited, cost efficiency is strongly encouraged. In the budgeting process, please be sure to inquire about donated/discounted space and services from vendors, venues, speakers, etc., wherever possible.
3. Awards are delivered on or around September 1 for early applicants and later for rolling applications, and must be used by December 31, 2021.
4. FARE does not cover salaries as part of the program.
5. FARE will not provide insurance coverage for events and projects funded through the program. Organizers will assume all risk for the event’s expenses and liabilities, including obtaining insurance coverage, if necessary.
6. Awardees are required to submit an expense reconciliation report, including copies of all project receipts, scanned and sent via email to Marie Malloy, firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 15, 2022.
7. Awarded funds may not be returned to FARE. FARE strongly recommends that all awarded funding be spent within the project period (by December 31, 2021). However, if needed, the option to request a no-cost extension will be available to complete the project within a reasonable timeframe. All no-cost extension requests must be submitted via email to Marie Malloy, email@example.com, by December 1, 2021.
8. Failure to reconcile project expenses will subject the funding award to taxable income rules of the IRS. Additionally, FARE is required by law to issue a Form 1099-MISC (Miscellaneous Income) at the end of the year for unreconciled projects funded in excess of $599.99.
Appendix A: FARE Logo Usage Guidelines
FARE’s logo may not be altered or modified with elements that are not present in the original (such as drop shadows, borders or frames).
The logo may appear in black or, if materials are in color, in its original blue.
The logo must not be resized disproportionately.
Only high-resolution logo files, which will be furnished by FARE, may be used.
Appendix B: Acceptance
By accepting the award, the recipient organization will agree to do the following:
Post FARE's Back to School web page link on its web site and/or Intranet in the appropriate place.
Allow FARE to use the organization’s name/logo in the Back to School web page Collaborator Impact Award section.
Allow FARE to list the organization name as grantee on Back to School related communications.
Appendix C: Tax Implications for Funded Projects
FARE regularly receives questions about the tax implications for funds dispersed for community grants. This section is intended to address the importance of tracking all expenses related to your project and submitting all necessary documentation to FARE in a timely manner.
Grants, like the Community Impact Awards, are part of FARE’s mission, and oversight of projects are fully executed and monitored by FARE. It is critical that the project manager submit appropriate supporting documentation to verify that awarded funds are spent solely to support the approved community outreach project.
Upon completion of the project, the project manager is required to submit an expense reconciliation form (to be provided by FARE) and copies of all project receipts, scanned and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 15, 2021
Failure to reconcile project expenses will subject the funding award to taxable income rules of the IRS. Additionally, FARE is required by law to issue a Form 1099-MISC (Miscellaneous Income) at the end of the year for unreconciled projects funded in excess of $599.99.