Q. Who is eligible for a self-care mini-grant from the Progress Center for
A. Black women residing in Dane County, Wisconsin
Q. Can I receive more than one grant in a single calendar year?
A. No. Funds are limited and we’d like to provide money to as many Black
women in the county as possible.
Q. How old do I have to be to apply?
A. At least 18 years old.
Q. Can I apply if I’ve previously received financial support from the Progress Center for Black Women?
A. Yes you may. However, you only receive this grant once per calendar year.
Q. What can self-care mini-grant funds be used for?
A. We believe that Black women can make the best decisions for themselves on how to spend these funds for their self-care needs. A few examples of what Black women have worked with us to receive have included: bedding, fresh fruit/vegetables, help with housekeeping, exercise equipment, and clothing.
Q. How will you decide who receives a self-care mini-grant?
A. On Wednesday morning’s we’ll do a random drawing from names submitted up until that point.
Q. How many times can I apply?
A. Just once is all it takes for a chance to have your name called. Duplicates will be removed.
Q. When does the application period close?
A. This is our first run at this kind of mini-grant so we’ll close the application mid December 2021, evaluate how we did, and come back with a refreshed self-care mini-grant in early 2022.
Q. If my name is chosen how do I receive my money?
A. We’ll contact you, so be sure that you’ve entered your email address and/or phone number correctly on the application. You’ll receive a check in the amount of $100. During our conversation by phone or email, we’ll ask you to let us know the best way to get the check to you.
Q. If my name is chosen will I have to verify my identity and the county I reside in?
A. Yes. However, we’ll work with you to ensure you can do so. We understand the many barriers that might make this more difficult for some so we will do our best to work with you.
Q. How can I make a donation to support the Self-Care Mini-Grants from the Progress Center for Black Women?
A. Thanks for asking and deciding to support the self-care needs of Black women across Dane County. Please check out donation details here.
Q. How do I apply?
A. Apply here.