The 2012 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Long Island Sound Futures Fund has been posted at www.nfwf.org/lisff. Proposals are due by 5 PM EDT on Monday, April 23, 2012.
The RFP, in response to feedback from last year, has been simplified and shortened, and there are now only three online application types to choose from, down from last year’s five types. We are hopeful that this may make applying a bit easier.
On the website you will also see sample narratives for each application type as well as links to a document titled “Tips for Preparing a Successful Application.”
Please do read the RFP closely and fully, view the sample narratives, and use the “Tips” document in order to submit a competitive proposal. If you have not previously applied using Easygrants www.nfwf.org/easygrants we strongly encourage you to create an account and become familiar with the system, ideally well before you are trying to submit your proposal.
Finally, we cannot emphasize too much the value of registering Register for an Online Workshop for one or both of the online workshops on March 16 and March 20. The first workshop will be a discussion about the changes in the Request for Proposals and offer general tips for preparing a successful application. The second workshop is a solid three hours working in the online application and providing tips for using the system and for a successful application particularly how to write a competitive proposal narrative.