District grants help to extend the ability of our clubs
in Doing Good in their Communities.
Rotary Foundation District Grants are block grants designed to support smaller dollar amount local and international projects. District grants offer the flexibility to respond quickly to immediate needs or to plan projects with clubs locally or in other countries. These grants can be used for a wide variety of activities as outlined in the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants. For international projects, Clubs are encouraged but not required to partner with a local Host District/Club. Furthermore Clubs may be required to provide additional documentation and have greater financial management responsibilities for District Grant – International Projects, at the discretion of the District TRF Chair.
District Grant Applications are completed online using DACdb. Dates to remember are:
- For each program year that a club is applying for a District Grant, clubs will be required to complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the Online Grant Management Seminar to be eligible for submit a District Grant application.
- Program year applications for District Grants are due April 1 each year for the forthcoming program year.
The applications for District Grants will be reviewed by the District Grant Committee. Upon successful review, the District Grants Committee will submit recommendations for approval to the program year District Governor (DG) and District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) for final submission to TRF.
Successful applicants will be notified in June if their grant(s) were included in District Block Grant request. Subject to Rotary Foundation approval of the District Block Grant requested, district grant funds will be sent to sponsoring club AFTER the project has been completed and the Final Report is submitted.
DISTRICT GRANT PROCESS
You will complete the project details, application, budget items and identify contacts and signatories.
The 2 club officers will need to log in separately and electronically sign the grant request
The District Grants Subcommittee will do a preliminary review of the grant request to insure all necessary information is provided the committee will mark the grant request as either approved or not and electronically sign the grant requests. At that time the Club will then be notified.
When your project is completed you are required to submit a Final report. The Final report will include any details and outcomes. It will also contain a recap of all expenses, receipts, canceled checks, and supporting photos.
After reviewing a final report by the grant district chair, the chair will close the project. When the project close is generated, all the approval signatures will appear on the report, and the club will be reimbursed for the District Designated Funds portion of the project.
USE & REPORTING OF FUNDS
Application shall include a statement of the terms and conditions for the District Grant and an approximate project schedule.
A club receiving a District Grant will be required to submit Final Report (complete with all required documentation) prior to the end of the program year.
Clubs that do not meet this deadline may not receive their District Designated Funds reimbursement.
A club will not receive their District Designated Funds allocation unless the club is current on their reporting for both any and all outstanding District and Global grants (either progress or final reports).
A club cannot have more than 2 (prior years) open District Grants before receiving a new grant(s).
- Adherence to the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants
- Qualification of proposing club by the District
- Number of cooperating clubs that are qualified by the district
- Number of clubs supporting the grant request including Rotaract and Interact clubs.
- Impact on the community.
- Proportion of Club and outside funds that will be contributed to the project in relation to the amount of District Designated Funds requested.
- Extent of support by non-Rotary cooperating partners
- Promotion of Rotary awareness locally
ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR DISTRICT GRANTS
- Minimum local project size is $1000.
- District Grants – Minimum Grant size is $500 DDF and maximum Grant size is $2,000 DDF to any one program year District Grant.
- District Grants – Clubs may apply for multiple District Grants not to exceed $2,000 in total District Designated Funds.
- District Grants may be for local or international projects.
- District will match no more than the club contribution amount.
- Clubs must be compliant on Rotary International dues, District 6690 dues and all financial obligations.
- Clubs must be current on all Grant reports.
- For each program year that a club is applying for a District Grant, clubs will be required to complete (prior to April 1) the Online Grant Management Seminar (Part #1 – RI and TRF 101 and Part #2 – District Grants to be eligible to apply for a District Grant.
- Expected completion date must be reported.
- Failure to provide the proper documentation as outlined within the TRF Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants and the District 6690 Policies and Procedures Supplement can result in a Club not receiving the District Designated Funds reimbursement and be disqualified in the next program year for receiving a Grant.
- All proposals, applications, reports, receipts and other documentation to be submitted using district provided forms in electronic format for storage by the district, preferably in PDF format.
- Final report is due to District Grant Chair within 30 days of the date that the project is completed, using DACdb. Receipts must be uploaded with the Final Report for all expenditures. Total value of receipts submitted must be equal to or greater than the sum of the Grant Award and Club Contribution amounts.
RI requires that a Club be trained annually to qualify for grant money. The requirement is one person from the Club for District Grants and two for Global grants. The training is hosted on the RI website within the Learning Center.
This training will need to be completed by May 1st for grants that will be submitted for the 2021-22 Rotary year.
2019-20 Grant Due Dates
June 30, 2020
Last day for club to submit their Final Report for 2019-20 district grants. Remember that your Final Report is actually due 30 after completion of your project. No grant money will be distributed for your 2019-20 grants until your Final Report is complete and accepted by the Grant Committee. Use Part 3 of the Instructions
2020-21 Grant Due Dates
June 30, 2021
Last day for club to submit their Final Report for 2020-21 district grants. Remember that your Final Report is actually due 30 after completion of your project. No grant money will be distributed for your 2020-21 grants until your Final Report is complete and accepted by the Grant Committee. Use Part 3 of the Instructions
2021-22 Grant Due Dates
now May 1, 2021
Mandatory District Grant Management Training
May 1, 2021
District Grant Committee to review Applications/Proposals for approval.
June 1, 2021
Last day for club to submit their final 2021-22 application for approved proposal.
June 30, 2022
Last day for club to submit their Final Report for 2021-22 district grants. Remember that your Final Report is actually due 30 after completion of your project. No grant money will be distributed for your 2021-22 grants until your Final Report is complete and accepted by the Grant Committee. Use Part 3 of the Instructions
DACdb Grant Module
ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS AND WORKSHEET
District Grant Lifecycle (PDF)