Apply for a MOFAS Community Grant

Community Grant Application

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is committed to supporting activities to ensure families impacted by a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are identified, valued, and supported. MOFAS has set priority funding areas. Funding will be directed towards transformative projects in the priority areas that demonstrate how a system will be changed as a result of the grant. We seek grant proposals that put forth innovative ideas and serve as catalysts for systems change. We provide funding for community-based programs that address the multi-sector challenges associated with FASD.

Important Dates

Grant Application Due Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by 5 p.m.
Announce Grant Recipients November 2017
Grant Start Date January 1, 2018 
Grant Period 3 years*

*With the potential for 2-year renewal, contingent upon available funding and performance.

Application Process

Step 1:  Review funding priority areas

Each funding priority area listed below has a Request for Proposal (RFP) with a description to define the purpose of that grant. Review this description to determine if your proposed project is in accordance with the intention of the funding priority.

Step 2:  Review FAQs

Review these Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about the application requirements to ensure that you meet eligibility criteria.

Step 3: Review the RFP

Review the questions on the RFP and the Grant Contract Terms (PDF) to see the information you will need to submit in the online application.

Step 4:  Participate in pre-proposal meetings

You are encouraged, but not required to participate in a pre-proposal meeting. If you are unable to participate and have questions, please submit those questions in writing by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, to Kendra Gludt,

Applicants have multiple options to participate in a pre-proposal meeting:

    • In person on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the St. Anthony Park Library. Register here:
    • Online Webinar on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register here:
    • A recording of the webinar is available below.

Step 5: Follow Up Responses

Here are the responses to questions received from the pre-proposal meetings (PDF).

Step 6:  Submit a full grant application

Apply online using the link specific to the funding priority you are applying for. Applications are due on Tuesday, September 12 by 5:00 p.m. If you cannot access the online grant application, please contact Kendra Gludt at or call 651-917-2370. We will also make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online grant application, please indicate what assistance you need.

Step 7:  Review of grant applications

A review process will be conducted by MOFAS and will include site visits and a review committee comprised of parents/caregivers, professionals, and other stakeholders.

Step 8:  Notification of recipients

Organizations that are approved to receive grant funding will be contacted by MOFAS staff. A grant agreement will be developed that details project dates, payment schedules, required grant reports, and other pertinent information. Organizations will be notified via letter if their project is not selected to receive funding.


Funding Priority Areas

Increasing Access to Employment for Individuals with an FASD

Making an Impact on FASD in American Indian Communities

FASD Education Law and Equity Project

Design for FASD



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