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What are District Grants?
District Grants may be used for local community or international projects. They are intended for smaller projects and do not require an international partner, but still require active Rotarian involvement.
Who can apply?
Any qualified Rotary Club in District 5100 in good standing with District 5100 and Rotary International. Good standing means RI and District dues are current and there are no delinquent reports on previous grants. A club may apply for grants ranging from $250 to $2,000 of District Grant Funds in a Rotary Year, depending on the availability of funds.
2018-19 District Grant Information:
District grant applications are done through the District Database: DACdb.
What are the requirements of a District Grant?
- District Grant projects must promote Rotary Awareness;
- District Grant projects require active Rotarian involvement;
- District Grant Funds must benefit at least six individuals, except in the case of scholarships; provide a service to persons in need and/or be for a humanitarian purpose (i.e. to improve the health, safety, or well-being of the citizens of a community);
- District Grant projects must adhere to the fund management and stewardship guidelines as set out in the Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU);
- District Grant projects must be short term in nature and completed within 12 months of approval;
- District Grant projects may be carried out in any country including non-Rotary countries, with the exception of Iran, North Korea and any countries added by TRF;
- All projects must be publicly identified as a Rotary Project;
- District Grant projects must not directly benefit a Rotarian, an employee of a club, district or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International, or a spouse, lineal descendant, a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor of any living Rotarian or Rotary employee;
- District Grant Funds should not be used for existing projects, or used to reimburse applicants for projects already initiated or completed, or fund the operational expenses of another organization;
- District Grant Funds must not be used to fund the on-going projects of a Rotary club or district. (This does not preclude the replication of successful projects that will benefit additional communities or extended to new groups of people);
Timeline to Apply for a District Grant
Christine Huot, 2019-20 District Grants Chair between July 1 and August 15, 2019. Available District Grant amounts are between $250 and $2,000.
Clubs will be notified as their application(s) are approved, and work on any project can commence thereafter. Funds for grant projects will be disbursed by D5100 after the District 5100 Block Grant has been received from The Rotary Foundation.
If an approved application is withdrawn, the District Grant funds earmarked for the project will go back in the Block Grant pool, and further applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until all the District Block Grant funds have been used in the Rotary year.
In 2018-19, clubs with at least a $100/per capita of Annual Fund Giving over the prior two years will receive a district:club match of 1:1; clubs under $100/per capita of Annual Fund Giving will receive a district:club match of 0.5:1:
Final Report for a District Grant
The project must be completed and the final report submitted within 12 months of approval or within 30 days of completion of the project. No further grant applications will be accepted until the delinquent final report is submitted. If a club fails to submit a final report in a timely manner, it may be required to reimburse District 5100 the allocated District Grant funds.