Grant Timeline


1 – WIN Posts 2020-2021 Grants Cycle Timeline and criteria on website, including submission deadlines and tentative June site visit dates

12 – WIN news release distributed across state requesting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from organizations seeking funding


16 – LOIs must be submitted to WIN by 11:59 p.m. 

18 – LOI review begins


3 – Grants Subcommittee invites 12 to 16 organizations to submit full proposals, up to eight university projects and eight nonprofit projects

12 – Organizations selected and organizations eliminated are notified


20 – Invited proposals due by 11:59 p.m.

22 – Proposal review begins


11 – Grants Committee meets to select proposals advancing to site visits (four university projects and four nonprofit projects)

13 – Grant seekers notified of their status and site visit scheduling begins


1, 3, 8,  – Scheduled site visits (all Tuesdays and Thursdays initially reserved for site visits)
10, 15,    
17, 22,


13  – Grants Committee selects proposals to be on ballot (two university projects and two nonprofit projects) 

15 – Grant seekers notified of status

30 – Online voting opens for WIN members of record as of June 30 


10  – Online voting closes at 11:59 p.m. 

12 – Grant seekers notified of status and grant recipients sent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and information about announcement, fund transfer arrangement



Oct. 26 – WIN Grant Awards Celebration, announcement with news release, all-member email (pending speaker and/or program considerations)