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Credentials of Value Grant Application 

Gary Community Ventures and Ednium are eager to review your proposal. Please respond to the questions below.

Summary: Please provide a brief overview of  the school/district (including mission, size, demographics and how credentials of value connect to the broader mission/vision), the current credential(s) of value, as well as a very brief summary how the grant will be used (2-3 paragraphs).
Project Description and Impact: Provide a description of the project, with the focus on the potential of the investment to advance desired outcome(s). In responding, please be sure to answer the following questions:

Existing state (1-2 pages):
  • How do you know your current credentials are of value to your students?
  • How many students are the current credentials of value reaching? What do you know about the students in the program (e.g., number of students served, demographics of students, information on why are they choosing to participate in the program)? What do you know about students when they complete the credential (e.g., what they do next)?
  • Do you have an employer or post-secondary training/college partner? What is the nature of that relationship?
  • What are some of the barriers to scale (operational, cultural, etc.)?
Future state (1-2 pages):
  • What is your vision for the ideal future state for this work (recognizing  that this vision would likely extend beyond the  grant period)?
  • What data on your programming do you wish you had?
  • What barrier(s) to scale are you planning to address with the grant dollars? 
  • What are you planning to do during the grant period? Describe the project activities and milestones.
  • How will you know you are successful? What metrics will you use to monitor impact?
Leadership: (1-2 paragraphs per leader)
  • Provide names of key leaders of the project (ie: who would participate in the learning and lead the project execution), including  brief bios that describe how they are positioned to lead this work. 
  • Provide the name(s) of system leaders supporting this project and the role they will provide during the grant period (note that at least one system leader is required to participate in the community of practice, including attending convenings)

How many board members do you have and what percent identify as Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)?
How many members of your leadership team do you have and what percent identify as BIPOC?
Equity: Please answer the following questions (1-2 paragraphs)

Support: Please describe how Gary and Ednium can best support you to ensure success of this work. If you have any questions or feedback on the research, data, and convening supports outlined in the RFP, please share that as well (1-2 paragraphs).
Financials: Please include a project budget (please identify if any other funders are participating). Your project budget should match the proposed grant activities described in the project description, including budget for participation in the learning cohort and shared data project. 

Please attach your current year financial statements, including current operating budget. Should your proposal be advanced to the finalist stage, additional financials may be required.
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