The goal would be to get some money to help pay for my airfare to Asia to start work on my dad dedication children living in poverty project "Forgotten Laughter". Air tickets to Bkk currently run $1450 to $1550 on the cheapest airline I can find. If I could pay for part of that ticket cost with a grant it would make things so much easier for me financially. I could use the money saved for little things like food and accommodations as well as donations to my subjects.
Anyway it does not hurt to try, the worst that can happen is they say no. No is already where I am at, so there would not be a backward step involved. These national grants are now done online, so that simplifies things as well
They have a April 1 deadline and a June 1 deadline, will try for both.