Community Action Grant Application

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Application Instructions

The following items constitute a complete application. If any item is missing, the application will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified. Please see the full application instructions for more detail.

  • Eligibility quiz
  • Online form
    • Proposal narrative, including
      • Abstract
      • Project Rationale (need statement)
      • Project Description (anticipated outcomes)
      • Implementation plan
      • Evaluation plan
      • Dissemination plan
      • Impact/outreach
      • Qualifications of the project director and staff
      • Organizational capacity
    • Project budget
    • Budget narrative
  • Certification and Release of Information Signature Form
    • Organizational Summary/Statement of Commitment Form(s)
    • Proof of Nonprofit Status
    • Filing Fee – $35 (nonrefundable)

Award Information

One-Year Grant: $2,000–$7,000
Two-Year Grant: $5,000–$10,000
Applications Available: August 1
Application Deadline: January 15*
Funding Period: July 1–June 30**

* Applications, supporting documents, and recommendations will be accepted on the following business day if the deadline falls on a weekend. The online application and recommendation will state the actual submission deadline.

** Recipients will receive either a one- or two-year grant.


Please direct all questions about applications to Scholarship America, AAUW’s official application processing center. Please do not contact the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or local branches for fellowship or grant application information. Call 319.688.4334 or e-mail