501(c)(3)

The section of the Internal Revenue Code that defines nonprofit, charitable, tax-exempt organizations.

Authorizing Officer

The person, often the board president or agency director, who is authorized to sign official documents for the applicant organization.

Benefits

What it will cost the applicant to pay necessary payroll taxes and provide a benefit package (including FICA taxes, insurance, etc.) to project employee(s).

Cash

Any money that has been fully committed or that has a great likelihood of being committed to the proposed project. Examples include grant funds from other sources or private donations.

Debt Reduction

Deficit funding, loan repayment, or retirement of costs incurred before the effective date of the grant. CHE does not fund debt reduction.

Dollar-for-Dollar Match

Applies to capital/renovation/equipment grants only. A dollar-for-dollar match may be cash or donated goods or services contributed by a third party. General operating funds or in-kind contributions by the applicant are not eligible. Donated goods and services that are received prior to the grant period may be considered match if the goods and services are fully dedicated to the project funded by CHE.

Indirect Costs

Costs associated with administrative overhead, fiscal/accounting services, and other general, operational support that is not readily assignable to a specific project or program.

In-Kind

Equipment, supplies, staffing, rent, or other non-monetary support that is a direct benefit to the project provided by your agency or project partners.

Leveraged Resources

Financial or human resources from sources other than CHE if these resources are the result of receiving a grant from CHE.

Multi-Year Applications

Applications that request more than one year of funding (not to exceed three years).

Project Outcomes

The result of project activities, Project outcomes are often expressed in terms of measurable changes in behavior, knowledge, capacity, skills, or conditions of the people or systems targeted in  the grant. A full set of project outcomes should represent the overall goal of the project.

Project Partnerships

Agreements between two or more parties that support the development and implementation of the proposed project.

Revenue

Money that is generated by the project for which funding is being requested. Examples include program fees or Medicaid reimbursement.

Sustainability

The ability of the proposed project to continue beyond the CHE grant period without further CHE funding.

Volunteers

People who are working in a unpaid position to directly achieve project goals. Paid staff or interns are not considered volunteers.

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