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Step 1: Read Complete Call for Proposals

NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by leveraging the strengths of youth to build healthier communities. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Awards will be announced later in the Spring.

Step 2: Register at MyRWJF

Click here to set up a profile or access your existing profile on MyRWJF. MyRWJF is the portal to access the online application system for its NJHI program. This is the only way to apply for funding under NJHI.

Step 3: Review the online application requirements

Familiarize yourself with the requirements for a complete proposal to NJHI. Review the proposal narrative content details, budget requirements as well as all additional documents that are required. Visit MyRWJF to review all proposal materials.

Step 4: Complete your online application

Click on each section on your proposal home page and complete all requirements for each section. Some sections will require you to upload documents, others will require you to answer questions and enter information directly into the online system.

Step 5: Submit your completed proposal

When you have completed all required sections of your proposal in the online grantmaking system, be sure to click the “submit” button.

Step 1: Read Complete Call for Proposals

NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by leveraging the strengths of youth to build healthier communities. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Awards will be announced later in the Spring.

Step 2: Register at MyRWJF

NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by leveraging the strengths of youth to build healthier communities. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Awards will be announced later in the Spring.

Step 3: Review the online application requirements

NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by leveraging the strengths of youth to build healthier communities. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Awards will be announced later in the Spring.

Step 4: Complete your online application

NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by leveraging the strengths of youth to build healthier communities. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Awards will be announced later in the Spring.

Step 5: Submit your completed proposal

NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by leveraging the strengths of youth to build healthier communities. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Awards will be announced later in the Spring.

NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by leveraging the strengths of youth to build healthier communities. This program will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by providing them with the resources and technical assistance they need to focus the time, talent, and energy of youth, while also providing each youth with an opportunity to make meaningful change in their communities through summer employment on a self-designed, community-focused project.

Through this initiative, NJHI will support up to 10 organizations in engaging teams of 10-15 youth to effect long-term change in their communities. Each selected grantee will receive a grant of up to $200,000 in total over three years. The application deadline for NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders has passed. Awards will be announced later in the Spring. Applicants can view a copy of their previously submitted proposals by logging into their existing profiles on MyRWJF, the online application system for the NJHI program.

The aim of NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders is to provide communities the resources and tools to engage teams of 10–15 youth and build their skills and capacity to become future community leaders. The objective will be met through the following actions:

  • Develop Youth Civic Engagement and Leadership Skills.
  • Engage Youth in Meaningful Summer Employment.
  • Guide Youth Civic Engagement.
  • Participate in an Alumni Network.


Applicant Webinars

Archives of our two applicant Webinars are available below, where we have answered applicant questions and discussed the broader objectives of NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders. Each Web conference covers the same information.

Archives: Thursday, December 8 Webinar

Archives: Wednesday, December 14 Webinar


Resources

Click here for a curriculum outline and timeline of grantee activities under NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders

Click here for a list of examples of Summer Action Plan projects.