Student STEM Enrichment Program

FAQs - Logistics

The applying organization for my grant is my school or school district.  The district does not have an IRS determination letter.  What do we submit to demonstrate nonprofits status?
Public schools or school districts, including charter schools, may submit a letter of nonprofit intent.  The letter should be on school or district letterhead and indicate that if the grant is received, it will be used for nonprofit purposes.

Can I submit a paper application?
No. BWF now requires that all applications for this program be submitted electronically. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you are having trouble using the electronic process, contact Tiffanie Taylor for assistance.

Do I need to submit a Letter of Intent prior to beginning an application?
No. BWF does not require a letter of intent for this program prior to beginning an application.

Do I need to complete the application in one session?
No, you can start the application and return at a later time to complete the application. When beginning a new application, you are required to establish a log-in and password. At any time during the application process, you may click the "save and finish later" button, exit the application, and return at a later time. Saved applications are accessed through a different link than the one used to begin the initial application. 

Can I receive a copy of my online application form?
You can print a copy of your application as you are completing the online application form by clicking the "Printer Friendly Version" link at the top of the page. You may also click the "Email Draft" link to email a copy of the application.

How do I return to an incomplete application that I saved, but have not yet submitted?
At the time of application, you were required to create a login and password. The same information can be used to access the application. Note: there are two separate links to the BWF Grant Application System (one to start a new application and one to access a saved application.)

I completed my application. How do I submit?
Once the application has been completed and all attachments have been uploaded, you will need to click the "Review and Submit" button at the bottom of the last page of the application. Review your application. If the application is not missing required items, a submit button should be available at the bottom of the page. If a submit button is not available, the application is missing (one or more) required fields or attachments. Scroll to the top of the page and any missing items should be noted in red. Once you have completed all the required items and hit the submit button, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not, please contact BWF immediately at 919-991-5116.

Can I change my application once submitted?
No. Once your application is submitted, it cannot be changed. If you need to make changes to a submitted application (before the application deadline date), please contact Tiffanie Taylor at 919-991-5116.

I forgot my userid and/or password. What should I do?
For a forgotten password or userid, visit the BWF Grant Application System login page and click the forgotten password link.

How can I convert a document to a PDF file?
You can use standard word processing software (e.g., MS Word, WordPerfect) to prepare the documents for your application. However, you MUST convert ALL documents to portable document format (PDF) files prior to uploading and attaching them to your application.

If you have any questions or difficulty with the conversion process, please contact Tiffanie Taylor at 919-991-5116.