Alignment of the project with the organization’s mission.
Demonstrates commitment to the mission and inclusion of people with disabilities in other core programs.
History (8 points)
Strong organizational history
Previous successful Grantee partner
Relevance of past activities to the current project (serving people with disabilities).
Significant accomplishments and milestones.
Core Programs (9 points):
Description of the organization’s core programs.
Connection between core programs and the proposed project.
Demonstrated expertise and experience in the relevant field.
Project Description (15 points):
Clear and concise explanation of the project goals and objectives.
Includes activities and strategies to achieve the desired outcomes.
Explanation of why the organization is well-suited to implement the project.
People with Disabilities in Leadership (15 points):
Demonstrates the organization’s inclusion of people with disabilities in paid leadership positions.
Includes examples of individuals in paid leadership roles or advisory positions.
Emphasis on the organization’s commitment to promoting disability leadership.
Engagement & Knowledge Sharing (15 points):
Strategy for reaching target audiences and beneficiaries.
Plan for sharing project results publicly with peers and relevant stakeholders.
Willingness to participate in Grantee Gatherings to present highlights and lessons learned.
Beneficiaries (6 points):
Identification of direct and indirect beneficiaries of the project.
Inclusion of people with disabilities, family members, care teams, etc.
Consideration of the project’s impact on the identified beneficiaries.
Number of People with Disabilities Served (6 points):
Reasonable estimate of the total number of people with disabilities that will be served through the project.
Consideration of the reach, scale, and overall potential impact.
Partners and Collaborators (9 points):
Identification of organizational partners and potential collaborators.
Indication of previous collaborations and successful outcomes.
Confirmation status of partnerships (pending or confirmed).
Profit & Loss Statement and Project Budget (9 points):
Submission of the most recent Profit & Loss Statement.
Demonstration of a balanced financial statement.
Evaluation of the project budget for reasonability and alignment with the proposed activities.
Alignment with Ability Central Priorities (10 points):
Does this project exemplify in design and potential execution of one of the three funding priorities (Leadership Development, Training Healthcare Professionals, and/or Innovation and Digital Accessibility) for people with communication disabilities.
Is this something Ability Central sees as scalable, is interested in seeing come to fruition, and would want to disseminate or share widely.