Grant Competition Schedule January On January 1st, the Latvian Foundation announces the beginning of the grant application process January, February The Grants Administrator receives applications and assists applicants with any questions. February 1st is the deadline for electronically mailed applications as well as for materials (optional) sent by mail (postmarked no later than February 1st ) March The Grants Administrator prepares the packet of proposals for the LF board. Small projects applying for grants are published on the Latvian Foundation’s webpage. This gives all LF members the opportunity to learn about the projects and to provide input. April The LF board evaluates submitted applications. First, small projects are voted upon and selected. Second, the LF board selects 10 large projectsfor inclusion in the voting process by LF membership. The Grants Administrator announces which small projects have been selected to receive grants, and which 10 large projects will be presented to the LF membership. May Small project grantees can begin implementation May, June Voting period for LF members for the Large Projects category. Voting is open until June 24th. July Votes are counted, and the Grants Administrator informs the Applicants of the status of their application. September The Latvian Foundation holds its general membership meeting. The agenda includes the past year’s activities, next year’s budget, and the amount of money available for grants the following year. October, November, December Preparation for the following year’s grant application process.