Return to First Opportunity Partners First Opportunity Partners Application

Instructions for Completing the Form:
  1. Sign in.
    For proper tracking and for security reasons, accessing the application form requires authentication. To view the form, please use the Sign In link at the top of the page to sign in with your username (email address) and CIC password.

  2. Prepare attachments.
    Please be prepared to submit a single package consisting of the following:
    1. two- to four-page project narrative (consisting of a project title, the project’s rationale, a description of the project’s primary goal, a list of key personnel to be involved, an operational plan, a fundraising plan, and a description of the project’s anticipated results);
    2. one-page project timeline;
    3. one-page budget summary using thebudget template provided; and
    4. letter of support from the chairperson of the State Council’s board of directors.

  3. Complete form.
    Attach your application package, complete the form fields, and click submit.
If you have questions about the grant application, please contact Carol Schuler, vice president for State Council programs, at or (202) 466-7230.

Application Deadline: October 8, 2021