DIA 2020 Grant Application Form
The Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) is pleased to launch its Community Grants Program to encourage and support community-based projects that advance DIA’s mission “to make Oakland’s Dimond District a vibrant, safe, and beautiful place for everyone to live, work, shop, and play.” In this first grant cycle $6,500 will be awarded, with funding made possible by proceeds from Oaktoberfest in the Dimond, and DIA membership dues and donations.

Please refer to the Community Grants Guidelines https://dimondnews.org/grants/ for more details, and then complete and submit the online application below on or before January 31, 2020. We will respond to acknowledge receipt of your application and provide you with a copy of your responses.
APPLICANT INFORMATION
Primary Contact Name (First, Last) *
Your answer
Primary Contact Phone # *
Your answer
Primary Contact Email *
Your answer
Primary Contact U.S. Mail Address *
Use organization address (if applying on behalf of an organization), or individual address, if not.
Your answer
Your Organization
(if applying on behalf of an organization. If not, please indicate "N/A" (not applicable) below.)
Organization name
Your answer
Organization website (if applicable)
Your answer
Primary Contact’s role in organization
Your answer
Briefly describe organization and its purpose
(250 characters maximum)
Your answer
SECTION 2: PROJECT INFORMATION
Project Name *
Your answer
Project Description *
(2500 characters maximum)
Your answer
Grant Amount Requested *
(Example: $750.00. Minimum grant is $250.00. Maximum grant is $1,500.00)
Your answer
Have you been awarded a DIA grant in the past? (Yes/No) *
If yes, when and for what project?
Briefly describe date and description of any previous grants from DIA. (250 character max.)
Your answer
For Physical Projects Only
(e.g. art installations, beautification and cleanup projects)
Project location or address
Your answer
Is the project location public or private?
Please list project location contact name, phone #, email address
Your answer
SECTION 3: PROJECT BENEFITS
Briefly describe the project’s public benefit *
(1000 characters maximum)
Your answer
Briefly describe the project’s impact on the Dimond District *
(1000 characters maximum)
Your answer
SECTION 4: PROJECT EXECUTION
Provide project timeline summary *
(i.e., list major tasks by week or month, one per row - see below example - maximum 500 characters)
Your answer
Briefly describe how you intend to see the project through to completion *
(e.g., collaboration with others, previous similar projects and results, etc. - maximum 1000 characters)
Your answer
SECTION 5: PROJECT BUDGET
Please e-mail us a summary budget for your project, once you submit this online application. You can submit this budget summary in spreadsheet form (e.g. MS Excel, or Google Spreadsheets), or you can write it out on paper and send us an image file (e.g. smart phone photo) of that paper budget summary. In either case, it should follow the format below. Please email the file to grants@dimondnews.org.
SECTION 6: Agreement and E-Signature
I certify that the information provided in this application is complete and accurate. I agree to respond to requests for further information from the evaluation committee. I acknowledge that if my application is approved by DIA, I will receive 50% of the grant amount upon approval, and the remaining 50% upon project completion and submission to DIA of a final report including evidence of project completion, results, and photos; final project spending summary; and related expense receipts.
Name (First, Last) *
Your answer
Organizational Role (if applicable)
Your answer
Date *
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