About Solve

The SOLVE Network is a multi-state collaborative of organizations dedicated to sharing strategies, resources, and support in the ongoing struggle to protect and expand voting rights. For more information, visit solvenetwork.org. 

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The Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement (SOLVE) Network is excited to announce a funding opportunity for Southern organizations and groups to increase civic participation and engagement in historically underrepresented communities across the region. 

What are the SOLVE Southern Spark Grants?

Grant Application

Please click the link here to access the grant application portal. Instructions for completing your application are available in the portal. Further information about the grant process can be found in our FAQ document. If you need help accessing the portal, please email solve@scsj.org.    

The application deadline is Monday, June 17, 2024, at 11:59 PM CST. 

Timeline

Application Opens: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at noon CST
Application Closes: Monday, June 17, 2024, at 11:59 PM CST

Application Review, Evaluation, and Funding Decisions

The SOLVE Leadership Council and other SOLVE-state-based evaluators will evaluate all eligible applications and make funding decisions based on the eligibility criteria and priorities listed above. The SOLVE Leadership Council and grant program are supported by SCSJ. SCSJ staff will email applicants with any questions, concerns, or further information needed during the review process prior to evaluations. If contacted, your response is required for your application to be considered for funding.    

Notifications  

Applicants who submit proposals by the application deadline, June 17, 2024, will be notified about whether or not their project will be funded by the end of July 2024. Projects approved for funding will receive their grant awards once we receive their signed Grant Agreement and all required information. Grant funds will only be distributed with a signed Grant Agreement and submission of all required information.  

For more information, please review the complete request for proposals document at  scsj.org/RFP. Additionally, an informational video about the program and application process can be found here.  

Grant Reporting Criteria  

All selected organizations must submit interim and final reports. Further reporting instructions will be provided in the Grant Agreement Letter.  

For more information, please review the complete request for proposals document here. Additionally, an informational video about the program and application process can be found here.

Information Sessions and Zoom Open Hours

Sign up for an upcoming open Zoom hour for the SOLVE Southern Spark grants.

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Open Zoom Hour: June 3, 2024, 6 – 7 pm EST  

This hour will be open for attendees to ask administrative and programmatic questions about the application.

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Open Zoom Hour: June 11, 2024, 2 – 3 pm EST 

This hour will be open for attendees to ask administrative and programmatic questions about the application.

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Open Zoom Hour: June 13, 2024, 6 – 7 pm EST 

This hour will be open for attendees to ask administrative and programmatic questions about the application.