The NorCal Region of National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) mini-grant program engages NorCal Region Sections and community partners for projects within the Northern California Region. We will work together to increase equity in immunization for vaccination preventable diseases; build community confidence in family medical decision making. Eligible organizations can apply to receive mini-grants between $500-$1,000. Due to limited funds, not all applications submitted will receive funding. See below for eligibility requirements.
The mini-grants will support NCNW’s goal to create a network of national and local partners who will raise awareness on immunization for vaccination preventable diseases (i.e., COVID-19, shingles, influenza pneumonia, MMR, etc.) and contribute to the evidence based of effective interventions to improve vaccine coverage. This goal will be accomplished by engaging the community in vaccine education and promotion programs that serve the underserved and at-risk populations.
Sections may only submit one application at a time for a maximum of $1,000. Once the first project is completed and the final report for that project is submitted and approved, the Section may be eligible to submit a new application.
All mini-grant projects must be completed by Saturday, February 24, 2024
Reports are due monthly throughout the duration of the agreement. Reporting Dates:
October 3, 2023
November 2, 2023
December 4, 2023
January 3, 2024
February 2, 2024
March 4, 2024
March 11, 2024 (Final report)
For any reporting questions contact Cheryl L. Johnson.
Submit monthly detailed reports to Cheryl Johnson on the 2nd business day of each month. Information should include:
Mini-grant funding will be distributed in two installments. The first installment, 75% of the grant, will be distributed after award is formally announced. The final 25% of the grant will be awarded upon completion of the project and submission of the final report. Payments will be mailed to the Section mailbox.
NorCal may delay or withhold funds from Sections if there is a failure to: complete any reporting requirement; or establish or maintain a Section Project Team; or attend CoP sessions; or submit the monthly or final report.
Repeated failure to fulfill program responsibilities may result in dismissal from NorCal Mini Grant and/or repayment of allocated funds. Notice of dismissal shall be made to the Section’s President. Following dismissal notification, the Section shall have five (5) days from the date of notice to cure any deficiency.
Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2023. 11:59 p.m.
Awards: Two grants of up to a maximum of $2,000 per Section
Announcement Date: August 7, 2023
Orientation (ZOOM): Thursday, August 10, 2023
Initial Payment (75%): September 1, 2023
Project Implementation Start Date: September 1, 2023
Project End Date: February 24, 2024
Final Payment (25%): Upon submission of Final report
Final Reports Due: March 11, 2024
A representative from NorCal’s Good Health WNs Team will contact the recipient via email and/or phone call. The formal, public announcement will be made via email August 7, 2023.
There will also be a mandatory orientation for all awardees and their teams on Thursday, August 10, 2023 via Zoom.