Social Innovation Fund Classic Notice of Funding Availability FY 2016

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Tue, 05/10/2016
CFDA number: 
94.019
Contact Information
SIFapplication@cns.gov
(202) 606-3223

This page provides all of the information you will need to understand the 2016 SIF Classic Notice of Funding Availability and prepare your application. Please review the information provided below.

Table of Contents

Funding Announcement and Application Instructions
Resources for Applicants
Frequently Asked Questions
Grantee Perspective
Webinars and Calls for Prospective Applicants
Call for Expert Reviewers
Outreach Toolkit

The 2016 Social Innovation Fund Classic grant competition will provide up to $39 million to eligible grantmaking institutions seeking to grow innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide in our focus areas of healthy futures, youth development and economic opportunity. 

Each selected grantmaker will be awarded $1 million to $10 million and will match every federal dollar of the grant award. The majority of awarded federal funds must be invested in subgrantee programs, who match their grants 1:1 as well.

Application Deadline

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply via our online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJ32PZS by April 15, 2016.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due May 10, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Successful applicants will be notified by August 1, 2016. 

Funding Announcement and Application Instructions

Applicants must read both the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and the Application Instructions (an appendix of the NOFA) to understand the requirements and how to complete an application.

Resources for Applicants

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions are compiled and used to inform regular updates of this resource.

Grantee Perspective

On several of our overview webinars held during the application period, we have welcomed current SIF grantees to give accounts of how their SIF projects have progressed and evolved since being funded and to share these insights with prospective applicants. Please review summaries of their discussions in the documents below to help you as you develop your application.

Webinars and Calls for Applicants

The following webinars and calls are provided for prospective applicants to learn more about this funding opportunity
 

SIF Overview Presentation

This presentation provides background information on the Social Innovation Fund and should be viewed prior to participating in the Competition Overview and Evidence and Evaluation webinars. 
Click here to view the recorded presentation 
Presentation transcript

Competition Overview Webinars

Overview Webinar #1
Date: Monday, March 28, 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. ET
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Overview Webinar Recording and Transcript 
Click here to access the webinar recording
Click here to access the webinar transcript

Overview Webinar #2
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. ET
Click here to access the webinar
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Overview Webinar #3
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. ET
Click here to access the webinar
Passcode: 7045340
Dial-in Number: 888-677-5449

Evidence and Evaluation Webinars

SIF Evidence & Evaluation Webinar 
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 3 - 4 p.m. ET
Click here to access the webinar
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Evidence and Evaluation Webinar Recording and Transcript
Click here to access the webinar recording
Click here to access the webinar transcript

SIF Evidence & Evaluation Webinar #2
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 3 - 4 p.m. ET
Click here to access the webinar
Passcode: 1194971
Dial-in Number: 888-677-5449
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Question and Answer Session

Date: April 18, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Click here to access the webinar
Dial-in Number: 888-677-5449
Passcode: 5690907
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Call for Expert Reviewers

If you are interested in serving as an expert reviewer for the 2016 SIF Classic competition please review the Expert Reviewer section of our Get Involved page.

Outreach Toolkit

SIF Classic Outreach Toolkit - Use this resource to help us spread the word about the Social Innovation Fund Classic 2016 grant competition!

 

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