How do I get started with my application?

If you are setting up an account for the first time, upon logging in, you will be directed to a page to enter a password for your account. Choose a password and save it.

Then, in the "Grant Programs" menu, select the program you wish to apply for. Read the guidelines and have the required information readily available. A PDF of the guidelines is available for you to download and print.

If the grant cycle is open, you will see the "Start a New Application" button. Click on it to begin the process.

If this is your first application, or if you have not updated your organization's information in a while, you will be directed to your account information to update this data.

Begin the application by completing the requested information and following the instructions. It is not necessary to complete the application in any particular order, although most applicants will find it useful to proceed in the suggested order.

Clicking "Preview" will show you what your entire application looks like at any point in the process.

Be sure to save your work often by clicking the "Save" button in the lower-left hand corner of the page. You may save your work at any time. It is not necessary to complete the application in one sitting; you can return to it over a period of days or weeks, as long as you submit it by the deadline.

When you are ready to submit your application, click "Submit This Application" in the lower-right hand corner. If the system detects missing items, you will be asked to complete those items. If the application is complete, you will be taken to a final preview of your application. If you are satisfied with your application, click the red button to submit it; if you would like to make further changes, click the white button.

Once an application is submitted, it is not possible to make further changes to it, so please review your work carefully.

To access all your applications at any time, both in progress and completed, click on "My Account" in the upper-right hand corner of the page.

Please read the FAQs for more information.