Is each community partner required to submit the final determination letter from the IRS on their tax exempt status?
To receive direct funding from HWPP, the community organization must be defined by 501 (c) (3) status or government designation. Each community partner, excluding governmental entities, that will request funding on the proposal must submit proof of non-profit status. A governmental entity (such as a public university), is not required to provide proof, even if requesting funding. Any community partner that is participating in-kind and/or will not request funding directly for its role on the project does not need to submit proof of non-profit status.