District Grants and COVID-19 Projects
Applications for Rotary Foundation district grants are being accepted now for the 2020-2021 Rotary year. The amount available to us next year is about $48,000. Clubs are encouraged to apply online at the MatchingGrants.org website.  Instructions and funding information are available at the district website in The Rotary Foundation section. Deadline for completed submission is June 1, 2020. Applications must be signed by the club grant chair and the president-elect.
As a one-time exception, the Foundation will allow expenses related to COVID-19 that were incurred since March 15, 2020, to be reimbursed through 2020-21 district grants. Previously planned activities may also be repurposed as a COVID-19 response. 
Clubs with overdue reports from current grants are not eligible for a 2020-2021 district grant. A progress or final report for open grants is due no later than May 15, 2020. If you are unable to complete your 2019-2020 grant as a result of the COVID-19 situation, submit a progress report by the due date. Open grants for 2018-2019 must have a final report submitted by May 15, 2020.
In need of project ideas?  Go to the district grants section of MatchingGrants.org and search all past years for District 5400 projects.  You will find a list of over 150 amazing projects completed by Idaho Rotarians since 2010.  Rotary is making a difference in our communities.
If you have any questions, please contact Ines Crespo, District 5400 Grants Chair, at (208) 320-8494 or ines@glassinbalance.com.