Information for Grantees

Funding and Reporting Parameters

The funding period for USC Good Neighbors grants is one year, from July 1 through June 30, with awards disbursed in two payments. Checks are made payable to the community partner and distributed through the university partner.

Interim and final performance reports are required of all grantees. The interim report must be submitted by the due date before the second disbursement is issued, and funds will be withheld if the interim report is unsatisfactory. The final report is due 10 days after the grant period ends. Continuing programs must submit the prior year’s final report before new project funding is advanced. Likewise, signature programs receiving ongoing funding commitments also must submit interim and final reports.

The USC Good Neighbors grant review committee reserves the right, with proper notification of the grantee, to audit books, visit program site(s) and/or observe program activities outlined in the proposal.

USC Good Neighbors grant funds may not be used to cover stipends/wages for university faculty or staff. Funds may be used to pay stipends/wages for USC students. Grant funds also may be used to pay stipends/wages or consulting fees for community partners, not to exceed 50 percent of the total project budget.

USC Neighborhood Outreach grant-funded programs are eligible for renewal on a competitive basis.

Important Dates

July 2014

  • Final report for 2013-14 grantees due
  • Initial check issued to 2014-15 grantees (NOTE: Continuing programs must submit the current year’s final report before new project funding is advanced.)

September 2014

  • President’s 1% Leadership Circle donor appreciation dinner

October 2014

  • 20th USC Good Neighbors Campaign takes place

December 2014

  • Applications for USC Good Neighbors Grants 2015-16 available online at

January 2015

  • Interim report (first of two reports) due for 2014-15 grantees

February 2015

  • Second check issued to 2014-15 grantees, following review of satisfactory interim report
  • Submission of application for 2015-16 funding, if desired

May/June 2015

  • Award notifications for 2015-16 USC Good Neighbors grants

July 2015

  • Orientation session for 2015-16 grantees