FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ’s: Frequently Asked Questions


 This application is intended to be short, simple and straightforward.

The most frequently asked questions or FAQs are below. Answers to any new questions will be posted as received.

Before preparing the proposal, please read all instructions AND all of the FAQs carefully.  

COMPLETION –   You must submit the application in one session. Therefore, it is best to draft answers to questions in another document prior to beginning the application. For this reason, we have provided a preview of the application on our website.

When you are finished with the proposal, please re-read and ask yourself if a stranger can understand what you need, why you need it and how it helps older adults and/or caregivers. 



At what time on Friday October 18this the proposal due?

Proposals are online, and applications will be date and time stamped by the computer when you submit.  It must be in by 11:59 p.m. EST of the date specified.


Can we submit a hard copy application instead?

We trust that the online format will make an already simple application even easier for you and prefer to receive all applications online. If you are unable to submit online, please call the office at 404-410-6311 or email david@thanksmomanddadfund.org to inquire about the possibility of alternative formats for submission.

No late entries are accepted as this creates an unfair advantage over other applicants.



What is the age requirement for clients served by the grant?

For the purpose of this grant application, 55+ (55 years of age and above) is acceptable.  Other criteria are found in the announcement and on the website.



If there isn’t enough room, can an attachment be submitted?

  • Each section includes word or page limits. We ask that you DO NOT use the full word or page allowance unless you absolutely need it. 
  • This information has strict limitations and cannotbe expanded.
  • The requested information is simply a “snapshot”of your organization with mission, local demographics and description of the population and needs in your area.
  • It is to acquaint the reviewers with your



The Executive Director signs the cover letter, but the program administrator is typically the contact person.  Whose name should be listed?

You are asked to list the name of the Executive Director for official grant notifications and the Program Administrator or other designee who can be contacted if questions arise during review.  In some cases, they are the same; however, it can be 2 people so there are 2 names requested on form.


PROPOSAL NARRATIVE:This part carries the most WEIGHT for scoring your proposal.

What if we go over 2 pages?

You are LIMITED to two (2) blank pages with your agency name at the top. Please follow the topics outlined.

  • No additional narrative beyond 2 pages is accepted and may score against you.
  • You must use a font with 12-point text in the narrative.
  • You may use either the titles or numerals provided in the outline.

What is this Proposal Narrative?


  • The part the carries the most weight in scoring your application.
  • Simple 2-page description of what you will do if awarded a grant.
  • Limited to 2 pages.
  • This is where you tell your local story.  You may include a unique or compelling need. (Keep in mind that general aging issues and common aging demographics are already understood by the Trustees and reviewers, so you need not use your limited space for common statistics unless you are going to reveal something unique about your area.)


  • Not a form – you must draft and attach as a separate document.
  • Not a place to write common demographics.  Trustees have a sense of the problems so don’t waste space.
  • Not your mission statement; you wrote that in an earlier section.
  • Not a description of your organization (you did that in earlier section)



Is this the same as the information in the narrative?

No, butplease read to understand what is being requested.  This summary should be the name of the service or program will be provided if awarded a grant from the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund.  Such as adult day care…or transportation…or nutrition… or your idea or for services.  Think of it as a way to immediately inform reviewers what service(s) will be provided.  It is also used as a quick reference for reviewers as they return for additional information. It must be brief and limited to section provided.



What if the agency serves 10 counties but for the purpose of this grant, we plan to focus on one county?

Provide the geographic area by name that applies to this grant. In other words, state the name of the City, County, or Region being served. If the proposal is for service statewide, please note that in the application.



Do we need to submit copy of professional audits?

  1. We request that you upload the most recent financial statements such as (P&L) which is sufficient. You will be contacted if a full audit is needed in lieu of financial statement.