Funding and Sustainability Tools and Resources

Here are some tools that can assist your efforts to obtain funding for your SOAR program.  Sample SOAR proposals and budgets, infographics, and the SOAR Cost Savings/Benefit Calculation Guide are provided, as well as links to external resources and trainings.

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SOAR TA Center Tools and Sample Documents
Utilize the following tools and documents to explore how to fund and sustain your SOAR initative
Steps to Accessing Funding Infographic image Click on the image to download a great infographic that walks you through the steps for accessing funding for both Government and Non-Profit entities!
External Funding Resources and Trainings
These external resources provide invaluable guidance in how to seek and write grants to support your SOAR efforts
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: SAMHSA’s application procedures have changed. All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process. If your organization is not registered and you do not have an active eRA Commons PI account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted.  No exceptions will be made. Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and (see Appendix A for all registration requirements). Read more at:
This free introductory course provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.
Introduction to Proposal Writing
This free recorded training teaches viewers the basic steps and tools needed for successful proposal writing.
Free Guide to "Amazing Fundraising Appeals"
Network for Good is offering "How to Write Amazing Fundraising Appeals: A quick guide to inspiring more donations with a compelling message." This short guide will give you practical tips for focusing on the key things donors want to know, how to tell a compelling - and effective - story, crafting an irresistible call to action, and simple tactics for improving donor conversion and increasing your average gift size." The 18-page guide is available for free download here. For Network for Good's Free Fundraising Resources Library, click here.
HHS Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS)
This Grants by Location report provides grant data sorted by the Fiscal Year, Organization, State, and County Classification. Grant award distribution can be further refined by selection of Metropolitan, Non-Metropolitan, or Unknown grouping parameters.
Prioritization and Cost-Savings Tool
Demonstrating cost-savings to your community and efforts to prioritize the most vulnerable individuals is key to successfully obtaining funding
The Silicon Valley Triage Tool, created in partnership by Santa Clara County, CA and Destination Home, is a "new and highly accurate screening tool capable of predicting the high cost users in our public safety net system and allows communities to prioritize them for supportive housing. Forecasting the future costs of homeless residents means critical, lifesaving interventions can be provided to the most vulnerable in our community. Using the Triage Tool means communities can spend less resources while achieving better outcomes."