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Whispering Hope Impact Micro Grant Program - FAQs

1. Q: Who is eligible to apply for the Whispering Hope Impact Micro Grant?

A: The grant is open to self-identified women of color who are mothers with children under the age of 21. Applicants should either have a startup business or a compelling business idea.

2. Q: How much funding can I apply for?

A: The grant offers financial support in the range of $250 to $500.

3. Q: What types of expenses can the grant funds be used for?

A: Grant funds must be used exclusively for business-related expenses, such as product development, marketing, equipment, or other relevant operational needs.

4. Q: Can I apply if I have an established business or only if it's a startup?

A: The grant is open to both startup businesses and individuals with a compelling business idea.

5. Q: How do I apply for the grant?

A: All applications must be submitted through the The HOMLI Company website.

6. Q: Can I submit more than one application per grant cycle?

A: No, only one application per individual is allowed per grant cycle.

7. Q: What is the selection process for the grant?

A: The selection committee, appointed by Whispering Hope Impact, will review all eligible applications. The decision of the committee is final.

8. Q: When will I know if my application is successful?

A: Notification of grant awards will be sent out within a reasonable time frame after the selection process is complete.

9. Q: What are the reporting requirements for grant recipients?

A: Grant recipients are required to submit a brief report detailing how the funds were utilized within six months of receiving the grant.

10. Q: Am I obligated to participate in promotional activities if I receive the grant?

A: While participation is voluntary, grant recipients are encouraged to share their experiences on social media and other platforms, mentioning Whispering Hope Impact where possible.

11. Q: Can I share my grant application or progress on social media?

A: Yes, applicants are welcome to share their application process and progress on social media, but it is not a requirement.

12. Q: Are there any restrictions on the use of personal information provided in the application?

A: Personal information is used solely for the purpose of the program and will not be shared with third parties without consent.

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