We've provided this list of frequently asked questions with the hope that they will assist you in your grant request. If you don't find the answers you are seeking here, please contact us.

General Questions

How do I apply for a grant?

After confirming that your organization is eligible, select the "Grant Application" menu choice which will provide you with application background material, and will guide you to the online grant application portal. If your organization does not have an active account within the application portal, you'll want to have the information listed in the answer to "What do I need in order to create an account?" on this page, as you create your new account.

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If there are any questions regarding the grant application, please contact Julie LaLuzerne, Grants Manager via email at or by phone at (920) 746-2995, ext. 102. 

Online Grant Application Questions

What do I need in order to create an account?

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address, including city, state and zip code
  • Your phone number
  • Your email address
  • Organization's legal name
  • Tax ID number
  • Name of organization executive director
  • Organization's mailing address, including city, state and zip code
  • Organization's phone number
  • Executive director's email address

How do I log on to the application portal?

Your username will be your email address and the password is whatever you want it to be. If you have not used the system before, you will need to "Create a New Account". Do not create a new organization if one already exists.

How often should I save my work?

You should save your work often to prevent data loss. If you make corrections, be sure to click "save as a draft" to ensure the most current changes are saved.

How can I see what my application looks like?

If you are in the application system and are either working on the application or have submitted it, click on "Print Application Packet" at the top of your screen. This will allow you to see exactly what your completed application will look like. You will have the choice to either view it or print a hard copy for your records at anytime.

Does the character count include spaces?

Yes, the character count includes all spaces, punctuation and letters. Anything that moves your cursor counts as a character.

What if I don't have the requested materials electronically?

If you do not have documents electronically, such as your tax determination letter from the IRS, use the Fax to File feature. Fax to File is located in the application section of our website. Once you have logged on using your username and password, look on the left side of your screen for the Fax to File link. Simply follow the directions to fax a document and save it to your personal computer. Once you have the document on your hard drive, upload it as an attachment to any application. Fax to File is a free service that we provide to applicants.

How do I "Upload a file"

  1. Select the "upload a file" button by clicking on it
  2. Find where the saved document is on the computer, then select it
  3. Click "open"
  4. File will then be automatically uploaded

Note: the file name will appear in blue under the "upload a file" button to confirm the file is there.