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AmpliFund is an external grant management software program that centralizes the grant process into one portal and program. All City of Everett Community Development grants are managed through this program.
AmpliFund is the grant management system that supports the applicant portal and award. The Amplifund ZenDesk is a separate website that provides user guides, FAQs, instructional videos, help desk support, and more to help you use and get the most out of your AmpliFund account.
For organizations registering in Amplifund for the first time, create an applicant portal account by going to the City’s Grant Opportunities webpage at and clicking the 2023 Funding Opportunity link for the source of funds for which you are applying.
This will launch Amplifund where you can click “Register” to create an account.
If your organization already has an account, please do not create an additional account. Instead provide login credentials and you will be directed back to the ‘Apply’ screen.
Create one Amplifund applicant portal account for the entire organization.
The first user to register automatically becomes the Organization Administrator and can add other staff as needed to become users in the organization’s portal account.
Your Designated Official who has legal authority to commit the organization to submit the application should also be established as an Organization Administrator for your account. All other users that will support content for the application can be established as Editors.
It is strongly encouraged for each user to also register for an Amplifund ZenDesk account which provides user guides, FAQs, instructional videos, help desk support and more. This is a separate registration.
Yes; the Applicant Portal is for open opportunities and applications only. Select information, such as the Performance Plan and Budget, will transfer from your application to your Award Account.
You can use the built-in functionality of browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. For more details, see these links.
In order to capture information for the entire program budget (not just the portion requested by City funds), Amplifund asks for your agency’s ‘match’ to the grant award dollars. Match threshold requirements differ based on the funding opportunity you are seeking. Please make sure to read the 2023 Application Guidelines and refer to the AmpliFund applicant training video if you need further instructions on how to complete the budget section.
Staff and the Citizen Advisory Committee will use this information to look at the entirety of the program budget and evaluate award risk and leverage of city funds.
In your application for CDBG Public Services, HOME, and AHTF 2060, the match is listed at 0%. This indicates the match threshold is 0% for performance metrics, however your budget will track the matching/in-kind funds you will be using to support implementation of the program and related services.
CDBG Non-Public Services require a 100% match.
AmpliFund budget categories are ‘master’ categories that carry across fund sources. Staff have provided a thorough list of categories submitted for the City’s funding sources. If you require a budget category that is otherwise not listed, please reach out to staff to discuss.
The "Designation of Authorized Official" (DAO) is a standard document for federal (CDBG and HOME) and state (AHTF 2060) applications that declares authorization of signature for the organization. This may or may not be applicable to your organization based on your organization's Bylaws and/or Articles of Incorporation.
The DAO is typically provided when the Executive Director and/or their designee, who hold the common powers to sign on behalf of the organization, are either unavailable or otherwise need someone else to sign on behalf of the agency. A letter from the agency's executive authority (typically the Board of Directors) on letterhead attesting the authorization is acceptable for this required document.
For additional information on your organization's authorized official please refer to the 2023 Application Guidelines.
Board authorization to apply for the funding source is a requirement for City of Everett federal (CDBG and HOME) and state (AHTF 2060) applications. Supporting documentation for this attachment requirement may be a copy of Board meeting minutes giving such approval or a letter on agency letterhead from the Board's Executive authority stating approval.
For questions, please reach out to Community Development staff at email@example.com.
Please contact staff as soon as possible. Based on the situation, staff may re-open the funding opportunity for corrections to applications during the application process. Failure to timely submit corrections may result in an incomplete application that is unable to move forward for Committee review and possible award.