How to Apply for LEEP Technical Assistance

Step 1: Get Eligible

Obtain a LEEP Designation and Eligibility Number by completing the Eligibility Application found here.

Step 2: Apply for a Grant

Complete the LEEP Technical Assistance Grant Application by answering the questions and uploading the required documents. A list of documents and examples can be found here.

Step 3: Application Review

Applications will be reviewed by an Elevate Impact Mendo staff to ensure that the application is complete. When complete, the application will be sent to the Elevate Impact Grant Committee for review. If not complete, the applicant will receive an email explaining which documents are missing and the applicant will be able to resubmit their application.

Step 4: Committee Review

Completed applications will be submitted to the Elevate Impact Grant Committee for review and scoring according to the LEEP Technical Assistance Grant Assessment Scorecard found here. An application must receive a minimum score of 3 out of 5 points to be approved for a Grant. If the application scores 3 points or more, the applicant will receive an email saying that the application has been approved. If the application scores 2 points or less, an Elevate Impact staff person will call the applicant to explain what they can do to improve their score. The applicant can then resubmit their application.

Step 5: Award Process

Grant recipients will receive a grant award notification via email containing instructions on how to obtain their Technical Assistance Grant.

Step 6: Data Tracking

After receiving grant funding, recipients will be required to provide receipts to Elevate Impact detailing actual grant expenditures. These expenditures will be consolidated into a report for the State.