If you are a winner of an ACT grant or a 'fan favorite' grant, you are a "Conditional Winner" and will not receive a grant until you are verified and declared an "Official Winner" according to the Project rules. Here's a little summary of how the verification process will work...
When the Project ends, CrowdRise and the Gannett Foundation will reach out to conditional winners with instructions. If your grant (or total prize amount in the Project) is $600+ USD, you will be required to submit an affidavit of eligibility, liability and Publicity Release or a declaration and W9 within 48 hours. Only then will you be declared an "Official Winner".
If you do not return your required paperwork within the required period of time, you will forfeit your opportunity to win and we will choose another winner, time permitting.
Official winners of the ACT Project will receive the funds won Post Project.