Writing a grant application is a formidable task that can take 40 hours or more. Before you start, be sure you answer "yes" to the following questions:
Have I read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (also known as the Grant Guidance or Grant Instructions) completely and carefully? Do I understand it?
Is my organization eligible to apply, based on the eligibility criteria described in the Funding Opportunity Announcement?
Does my organization have the technical expertise, the personnel and the financial capacity to successfully implement the kind of project described in the Funding Opportunity Announcement?
Are all the stakeholders in my organization supportive of applying for this grant?
Is my organization prepared to do what it takes to successfully implement the project within the budget we're proposing?
Your application will be rated and scored by a team of independent, objective reviewers with expertise in the relevant disciplines. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) includes the criteria they will use in their review and specific information to be included in your application – information the reviewers will be looking for.
Be concise (your application cannot be longer than 80 pages) and precise in describing:
Your submission is final. You can't make edits after submission. Be thorough in your review, but do not wait until the last minute to submit. Late submissions are not accepted.