Once the abstract is received, the request will be submitted to the Grants Committee at their next regularly scheduled meeting for consideration. The Grants Committee meets around the 4th Tuesday in January, April, July and October. If this request is of a more urgent nature, the Grants Committee may hold a special meeting to review. If the Grants Committee determines the project meets the criteria of a Foundation Facilitated Initiative, then the Grants Chair shall present the idea to the BCF Executive Committee and full Board. If the Board supports the initiative, the applicant will be invited to submit the grant.
Approval of the concept is not necessarily approval of the future grant.