Forestry Education and School Forest Grant Proposal Quality Assurance Checklist


The following are some important details to watch out for. Absence of any starred (*) and bolded item will cause the proposal to be disqualified. Disqualified proposals will not be returned to the applicant for correction.

Application Cover PageMcFarland girls collecting maple sap

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Official WEEB cover page form submitted.

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon Administering applicant specified

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Grant request amount provided and within award limit

___ $1 to $1,000 for mini-grant proposals

___ $1,001 to $5,000 for small proposals and School Forest Education Plan proposals

___ $5,001 to $10,000 for large forestry proposals

___ $5,001 to $20,000 for large School Forest Implementation proposals

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconNumber of people served provided

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Abstract supplied in space provided

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Dated signature of chief executive officer (e.g., superintendent, executive director, president, etc.)


Consortium Verification form completed and signed, if required

Teachers collecting data on logcheckbox, checked, unchecked icon*CEO's signature from every institution providing 1/3 or more of total match

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconSignature from every partnering public agency

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconSubmitting in either school forest category and the forest is managed in partnership, the consortium page must be signed by the partnering managing organization

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconSubmitting in the School Forest Implementation category and the proposal contains any type of forest management activity the consortium page must be signed by the local DNR forester


Project Narrative

McFarland girl with oak leaf and acorncheckbox, checked, unchecked iconProject title and name of administering applicant 

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Needs statement shows relationship of project to one Wisconsin's Plan for Environmentally Literate and Sustainable Communities goal

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconGoals, objectives, and activities provided

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconStaff positions and qualifications provided
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconContinuation addressed

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon Adults observing logging equipment *Page restrictions of narrative observed 8 1/2" x 11" paper, 1" margins, 10-point or larger font

(limit of 1 page for mini-grants of a $1,000 or less — one side of one sheet)

(limit of 2 pages for small grants of $1,001 to $5,000 — two sides of one sheet)
(limit of 6 pages for large grants of $5,001 to $10,000  for forestry proposal and $5,001 to $20,000 for school forest implementation proposal— six sides of three sheets)


Budget Summary

Common budget errors include exceeding the maximum award amount, capital limit, and/or site enhancement limit.
Re-check all calculations!

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Budget page provided.

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconAll expenses are eligible
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconExpenditures identified and itemized
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconExpenditures correlated to the narrative
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconMatching amounts provided
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconSource and type of match identified
checkbox, checked, unchecked icon Grant request and matching totals provided

Teachers looking at forestry guidescheckbox, checked, unchecked icon*Matching total provided and equivalent to at least 25% of the grant funds requested

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Minimum required match (25%) contributed during project timeline and between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Capital purchases do not exceed limits indicated

___ 75% for mini-grant proposals
___ 50% for small and large forestry and school forest implementation proposals
___ 0% for school forest education plan proposals

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Site/facility enhancement expenditures do not exceed limits indicated

___ 75% for mini-grant proposals
___ 50% for small and large forestry and school forest implementation proposals
___ 0% for school forest education plan proposals


Final Preparation

checkbox, checked, unchecked iconChildren in a museum looking into a model of a logCopies printed back-to-back
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconProposal assembled in proper order
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconEach copy stapled in upper left corner
checkbox, checked, unchecked iconProposal free of endorsements or brochures

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Original and 5 paper copies of complete proposal submitted (total of 6 sets)

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon*Postmarked to the WEEB office by February 14, 2015 or hand delivered to the WEEB office by 4:30 PM on February 13, 2015.

checkbox, checked, unchecked icon Electronic pdf of proposal submitted to weeb@uwsp.edu by 11:59PM Central time on February 14, 2015. Submitted electronic proposals without corresponding paper copies will be disqualified. Failure to submit electronic file is not cause for disqualification.