FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS & RESULTS
If the conditions below are not acceptable to your organization, government funding is probably not a good option:
Participation in government funded programs must be open to all who qualify, without regard to religious beliefs;
No participant in a government funded program my be required to participate in inherently religious activities;
Government funded positions must not proselytize;
Government funded programs must be held in a separate place or time from religious activities.
Count the total number of time you selected "yes" and refer to the chart below to determine your organization's readiness. Balanced organizations with consistent excellence across organizational competencies tend to be most successful in administering complex grants like AmeriCorps. If your replies to this assessment reveal significant areas of growth, it might be best to address these before pursuing AmeriCorps support.
30-49 "yes" answers: Based on your self-assessment, your organization may have the capacity to successfully operate a government-funded project or program.
20-30 "yes" answers: Based on your self-assessment, your organization may need to make a few improvements in your capacity and planning to independently adminster an AmeriCorps grant. Exploring partnerships by being a host site might be beneficial.
Less than 20 "yes" answers: Based on your assessment, organization may have a significant need to build the capacity before it is dry to apply for an AmeriCoprs grant.