Phase I Process & Key Dates

Online Grant Submission Process

Phase I grant proposals must be submitted online.

Purpose of Proposal

Keep in mind the purpose of the Phase I proposal is to convince Trinity of the value of the effort proposed and your organizations ability to perform the proposed project with excellence. Trinity will provide Phase I funds to collaborating non-profit organizations to allow them to thoroughly explore approaches to address initiatives identified by the topics presented in the request for proposal.  The Phase I Planning/Pilot-Scale is an opportunity for your organization to pursue the following:

  • discover best practices related to the opportunity
  • perform pilot-scale tests
  • solicit implementation and support partners for Phase II
  • develop a project plan for Phase II implementation and sustainability.

Activities might include, but not be limited to:

  • surveys, acquisition of collaboration commitments
  • research into successful programs in other locations
  • development of data collection methods for measurement of success
  • development of educational materials
  • conferring with organizational and subject matter experts
  • observing related projects elsewhere, etc.

Key Dates to Remember

Proposals shall be submitted online at by NOON on March 25, 2020.  Phase I winners will be notified on our about May 20, 2020.  Phase II proposals will be due by NOON on September 2, 2020 from Phase I grant recipients.