1. Due date. The application package for New York nonprofits will be due May 9th. DHS should announce the results at the end of July.
  2. Webinar. The JCRC-NY Webinar (with conjunction with DHSES and the New York State Grants Gateway) is scheduled for Thursday, April 3rd at 2 PM. Space is limited so registrations are required. Click here to RSVP.
  3. NY application package. The New York materials will be available at http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit.cfm when they are approved (they are not available yet).
  4. Prequalification. The big change this year is that New York nonprofits must pre-qualify (see below), which may take several weeks (see here).
  5. Audit requirement. There has been a change in Audit Requirement – Entities that are exempt by Executive Law § 172-a from submitting financial disclosure materials to the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (such as religious organizations involved in exclusively non-secular activities) should, regardless of their annual revenue, provide their most recent internal financial report reviewed by their board. This is the same financial disclosure requirement for prequalification that applies to organizations with revenues of less than $100,000. If you have any questions about prequalification, please go to the Grants Reform website at http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees or contact DHSES at 1-866-837-9133.
  6. Investment Justification. Don’t wait for the NY application to be posted. Organizations should assemble the materials for their Investment Justification (get the 2014 Investment Justification template and guidance at www.jcrcny.org/securitygrants).
  7. New attachments required. This year, NY organizations will have to attach their mission statements and risk assessments in the E-Grant system.
  8. Federal guidance. The DHS materials are available here. Remember: The “applicants” referred to in the documents on this page are the state agencies and all organizations are bound by the requirements of and dates set by their local administering agency (in NY DHSES).

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