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Open Grants Program

Stage 1 Application

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 request a consultation in the Open Grants program, please visit We recommend applicants submit their consultation request at least ten (10) days before the deadline for stage 1 applications to allow time to schedule the consultation.

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.

Deadline submitted via the online system by 11:59 p.m.: Reviewed by the Golden LEAF Board of Directors no later than its regularly scheduled meeting on:
April 25, 2024  June 6, 2024
June 20, 2024 August 1, 2024
August 22, 2024 October 3, 2024
October 24, 2024 December 5, 2024
December 26, 2024 February 6, 2025
February 20, 2025 April 3, 2025

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