Grant Commitment Instructions
- This commitment process has two parts, submitted through the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative website:
- 1) The online form (electronic cover sheet) which includes:
- Institution name
- Submitter’s name, position, and email address
- The funding category (scoping, technical assistance, or implementation)
- The requested amount (thank you for not exceeding the category ceiling)
- A 25-to-50-word description of the project
- Submission of proof of status as a 501(c)(3) organization, or through another institution that is one
- That you agree to report on your project experience by providing the following
- A financial report of expenditures and a one-page narrative of project completion
- *Please use the file-naming protocol: “Institution_GrantCategory_Commitment.pdf” (e.g., ICATacoma_Scoping_Commitment.pdf)
- Please append to the letter in the .pdf document
- The required project estimate, or the contract as available by June 14, 2021
- The appropriate 501(c)(3) documentation
Commitment Letter Instructions
- Please provide a letter of commitment, not longer than three pages.
- You may address the letter to Sarah Sutton and Victor Olgyay, Frankenthaler Climate Initiative
- Please include the following, preferably in this order:
- A statement of the Institutional name, the submitter’s name, position, and email address, the funding category (scoping, technical assistance, or implementation) and the award amount as stated in the award email and reflected in your attached estimate or work contract.
- A statement of your intention to complete the specific project. Please indicate the specific timeframe and specific cost.
- A statement that the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative Funds will be used only for the purposes of this grant project.
- A clear description of the purpose of the work, the activities involved, and the anticipated results, including estimations of potential energy and costs saved.
- Please include who will conduct the work (name, position and responsibilities) and the timetable. Please also include the expected impact on your organization. For example,
- If this is an assessment project, please describe what you hope to learn from the work.
- If this project will result in documentation leading to future work, please describe what level of documentation you are pursuing and what purpose it will serve.
- If this project is a renovation or replacement, please describe the anticipated savings in emissions and energy costs from the new efficiencies, and why you selected this approach.
- If this project is an expansion or added technology, please describe why this is an efficient or cleaner approach than other common approaches, and why you have selected it.
Cost Estimates: What to Include (as appropriate)
- List professional services, construction, materials, equipment, software, and compliance efforts, etc. that sufficiently illustrate costs.
- Provide a brief justification note for an entry if it clarifies cost components, identifies types of equipment or services, or illustrates a cost calculation of time or materials.