Open Grants Consult

Prior to submitting a Stage 1 Application in the Open Grants Program, applicants who plan to request funding in excess of $200,000 in the Open Grants Program must request a consultation with Golden LEAF staff and submit additional project information with their application.

To contact Golden LEAF staff with general questions regarding the Open Grants Program or to discuss projects seeking $200,000 or less (not a consultation), please follow this link.

For more details on how Golden LEAF evaluates Open Grants proposals, including detailed characteristics of exceptional projects, please download the program guidelines.

During the consultation, applicants will discuss the project and how the project addresses Golden LEAF characteristics of projects eligible for funding in excess of $200,000. Applicants must be prepared to discuss which of the characteristics they believe their project satisfies and how. A general conversation with Golden LEAF staff about an application is not a substitute for this required consultation. Golden LEAF staff will be available for these required consultations up to one week in advance of the application deadline. To request a consultation, please fill in the form below.

A member of the Golden LEAF staff will review the request and follow up to schedule the consultation. Golden LEAF staff may choose to waive this requirement in certain circumstances. Consultation requests are accepted on a rolling basis and staff may offer the  opportunity to schedule outside of the time frames below as availability allows.


Deadline to request a consultation Consultation slots available Regular deadline for Stage 1 Golden LEAF Board Meeting
August 12, 2021 August 9, 2021 through August 19, 2021 August 26, 2021 October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021 October 4, 2021 through October 14 October 21, 2021 December 2, 2021
December 9, 2021 December 6, 2021 through December 16 December 23, 2021 February 3, 2022
February 10, 2021 February 7, 2021 through February 17 February 24, 2022 April 7, 2022
April 7, 2021 April 4, 2021 through April 14 April 21, 2022 June 2, 2022


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