Catalyst Grants

The FY2017 Winter Catalyst cycle is closed to new applications

  • Winter Catalyst Grant RFP (.pdf)
  • LOI deadline - Feb. 13, 2017
  • Proposal deadline - March 20, 2017
  • Award Announcement - April 2017


Offered in the fall and winter, catalyst grants are available to support a range of relatively short-term, small-scale collaborative activities. Catalyst grants are intended to help better define an issue or decision maker needs, gather resources and develop partnerships, and determine next steps. Activities may include, but are not limited to, convening workshops or a conference, preparing white papers, and project planning for larger collaborative projects that would be eligible for transformation grants or other funding opportunities.

    How to Apply

    The FY2017 Winter Catalyst proposals are under review, and the following information is available for reference only. The FY2018 grant cycle (catalyst and transformation) is anticipated to begin Fall 2017.  Applicants should submit materials using the online application form and provide all elements described in the Catalyst Grant RFP. A letter of intent is a required proposal element and must be submitted online by February 13, 2017. Applications for catalyst grants must be submitted by March 20, 2017. Required documents are below.


    Learn more about this funding opportunity by reviewing the FAQ document and viewing the information session presentation. 

    FY2017 Awards