Step 3) Apply

  1. Step 1) Access Eligibility
  2. Step 2) Consult
  3. Step 3) Apply

Application Deadlines

Second Tuesday in February and August
All submissions must be received online by 5:00 PM.

Before you begin the online application, if you haven't already, please read the Guidelines provided by the program area that will receive your application.Guidelines, Application Tips and Attachment Instructions are available year-round on our Application Documents page.

Remember, both Health Improvement and Forsyth County program area applicants will submit on these dates.

Application Submission

All of the Trust's online application forms are available at least one month prior to the deadline (in January and July). To complete the application online, please follow the instructions below:

  • Select the appropriate link below based on your advance consult recommendation
  • Create an account for the application
  • IMPORTANT: Once you create an account, you will receive an email containing your login information, including a link to your online account. SAVE THE EMAILED LINK - You must use the saved link (not the ones below) to return to your saved application.

What Happens After I Submit My Application?

What to Expect

  • You will receive email notification that your application has been received by the Trust.
  • A program officer may contact you with follow-up questions about your application and possibly to schedule a site visit.
  • Notification of funding decisions generally occurs between 90 and 120 days of the application deadline (for the February deadline, this will be in early June and for the August deadline, this will be in early November).
  • If an application is approved, the program officer will schedule grant requirements—including reports and contingencies — following notification.

Funding Decisions

  • Applications are assessed by Trust staff based on multiple criteria including:
    • Issue and funding interest relevance—Does the request focus on the Trust's funding interests?
    • Impact—What are the depth and scope of the request's proposed impact?
    • Organizational capacity—How capable is the applicant of achieving the stated impact?
  • Additional priority is given to applications that:
    • Strive to effect systemic change
    • Involve community-based collaborations
    • Affect Tier One counties (Health Improvement program area only)
    • Demonstrate integrated care (Health Improvement program area only)
  • Funding decisions are made at the recommendation of the staff to the Trustee according to these factors and others, including the availability of funds.