- Your organization must be defined as a Section 501(c) nonprofit of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
- Your program must improve the quality of life for active duty, reserve, or National Guard and/or veterans and their families.
- Any organizations proposing programs that will affect or take place on a Department of Defense installation will be asked to present documentation that their programs are approved for operation on a Department of Defense installation by the installation commander or the commander’s designee.
- Chairman's Award funding cannot be used to pay salaries or wages. Professional fees will be considered if an expert's specific skills are necessary to execute the program. Ex: mental health counselors, physical therapists, etc.
Further questions concerning eligibility should be directed to Shannon Spencer-Watson:
1-888-294-8560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:
- program description
- relevance of problem
- anticipated benefits
- community/command/volunteer support
Winning organizations will be asked to prepare an interim 6-month report and a final 1-year report, evaluating their programs for the award sponsors and detailing how funding was expended in the form of a simple budget narrative. Organizations selected to receive awards must use the money received for the specified program.