2010 NASEN Grants Request for Proposals

They’re finally here - 2010 NASEN grant Request for Proposals and budget pages are available for download in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word DOC formats.

For more information about eligibility and the application procedure, and to download the files, click the “Read entire entry” link below.

File downloads:

The PDF versions of the RFP and budget pages can be conveniently filled out and saved on your computer using Adobe Reader. We recommend that you use the latest version of Adobe Reader, available for free download here.

Alternatively, you may print the DOC versions and fill them in by hand.

2010 NASEN Grants RFP (PDF) (DOC)

2010 NASEN Grants Budget Pages (PDF) (DOC)


Any syringe exchange program that has been in operation for ninety (90) days or longer, in the fifty states, Puerto Rico, or US Territories, with a syringe exchange budget of seventy five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) or less is eligible for a NASEN grant.

What NASEN Grants fund:

  • Syringe exchange supplies
  • HIV and HCV prevention supplies
  • Safer drug use and safer sex supplies
  • Educational material dealing with risk and harm reduction

What NASEN Grants do not fund:

  • Salaries
  • Vans or other vehicles
  • Other capital costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Taxes

Maximum grant award:

$8,000. Programs are welcome to apply for less than this amount. We caution against submitting a proposal for more than the maximum allowed.

NASEN Grants fiscal year:

Checks will not be sent out until about 1 March, 2010, however, the grant may be used for any allowable expenditure from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

Application deadline:

5 pm PST, 3 February 2010; late applications will not be scored.

Application instructions:

The attached cover sheet form and budget pages must accompany your proposal. If your program has a parent organization, you must also include a budget for that organization. Your narrative should not exceed three (3) pages in length. A sample narrative outline has been provided. If any of these items are missing or incomplete, your proposal will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact our office (253) 272-4857.

Dot your ‘i’s and cross your ‘t’s, mind your ‘p’s and ‘q’s and follow the instructions carefully. The most common error is to not follow the instructions, especially on the budget pages.

Your proposal must be received in NASEN’s office no later than:

5pm PST, 3 February 2010.

Email proposals to nasen@nasen.org, or mail to:

535 Dock Street #112
Tacoma, WA 98402

Good luck!