Grant Guidelines

Guidelines for Submitting Request for Funds

(follow all steps applicable)

Page limit

  • maximum 10 pages

Requestor Contact Information

  • Name & Title
  • Organization & Type
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address


  • Give a brief description of the proposed project
  • Make a problem statement that assesses the program/ project’s needs


  • Provide information about your organization
  • Describe staff and organization’s qualifications to receive funding
  • Outline goals and objectives
  • Describe, in detail, how and when goals and objectives will be accomplished
  • Identify participants and the level of involvement in the proposed project
  • Describe community links


  • Describe the program/ project you are requesting funding for
  • Provide amount of request
  • How will requested funds be spent? Include supporting documentation
  • Identify expected program results and expected benefits associated from the request funds
  • Who will benefit from the receipt of the Children & Youth Fund?
  • Was program/ project previously funded by the Children & Youth Fund? Please list Fiscal Year(s) and the amount received


  • What specific measures will be used to document performance data for the project, if it receives funds


  • Provide total project costs

Recommendation Letters

  • A letter of recommendation MUST BE PROVIDED by the sponsoring American Legion Post, Sons of The American Legion Squadron, and/or American Legion Auxiliary Unit
    • The letter must include the date that the sponsorship was approved by the membership of the Post, Squadron, and/or Unit
    • Include the point of contact for the Post, Squadron, and/or Unit
  • Provide letters of support from the community/ agency
  • Provide letters of support from anyone listed as a supporter for the program

Note: If funds are awarded we request a report of the program’s accomplishments to be submitted to the Department of Florida American Legion Children & Youth Commission once the program/project has been completed.

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