Letter of Inquiry Form

  • It is not necessary to use all of the available space to enter your responses to each of the following points. Please limit your response to 75 words or less.

  • The Goal (75 words maximum) is the result of your funded program: what your organization would be, have, or the positioning gained as a result of the funding. The Goal is NOT what you plan to do with awarded funds. If your Goal sentence contains the infinitive "to Verb," it's not a Goal. Example of Goal stated correctly: "A school transformed by strengthened course content, innovative teaching techniques, and increased teacher retention."
  • Briefly state the problem to be solved or opportunity to be addressed; target population; anticipated funding start and end dates; how you would carry out your proposed program; budget categories; alignment with Fund mission and goals. Please limit your response to 500 words or less.

  • Define and discuss your case for support (500 words maximum): why or how your proposed project/program either solves a problem or why or how it creates a new opportunity or expands an existing opportunity. Identify your differentiating factors.
  • Please limit your response to 100 words or less and present the information in a bulleted or list format.

  • Your Objectives (100 words maximum) would be quantifiable, measurable. Example of two objectives (three would be good): 1. Increase content knowledge of XYZ in high school social studies teachers by xx% after one year. 2. Increase teaching strategies of XYZ in high school social studies teachers by xx% after one year.
  • Simply supply the total you intend to request. No narrative is required.
  • Indicate the anticipated total cost of your proposed project. This could be the same number that you enter for your funding request or a larger number.