Applying for grant opportunities on Grants.gov

BEFORE YOU APPLY: Get Registered

In order to apply for a grant, you and/or your organization must complete the Grants.gov registration process. Registration can take between three-five business days or as long as two weeks if all steps are not completed in a timely manner. Register for grant opportunities now.

Register as an Organization | Register as an Individual

STEP 1: Download a Grant Application Package

If you need to search for the Funding Opportunity, please return to Search Grants. If you know the Funding Opportunity Number you wish to download, please click:

Download a Grant Application Package

Downloading a grant application package allows you to complete it offline and route it through your organization for review before submitting. Click to verify if your Adobe software version is compatible with Grants.gov.

Instructions on how to open and use the forms in the package are on the application package cover sheet. Agency specific instructions are available for download when you download your application package, which will include required information for your submission.

STEP 2: Complete the Grant Application Package

Now that you have downloaded an application package, complete the grant application offline. Save changes to your application as you go, Grants.gov does NOT automatically save changes. The package cannot be submitted until all required fields have been completed.

If you're having problems completing the package, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

STEP 3: Submit the Completed Grant Application Package

If you are not already connected to the Internet, you will be directed to do so and will need to login to Grants.gov using your username and password.

Submitting a Grant Application with Adobe Reader:
After you have entered all the necessary information, checked the package for errors and saved your package, click the "Save & Submit" button on the cover page. Your application package will automatically be uploaded to Grants.gov.

A confirmation screen will appear once the submission is complete. A Grants.gov tracking number will be provided at the bottom of this screen, as well as the official date and time of the submission. Record the tracking number so that you may refer to it should you need to contact us for support.

If you're having problems completing the package, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

STEP 4: Track the Status of a Submitted Grant Application Package

Once your application has been submitted, you can check the status using:

Track My Application

You can identify your application by:

  • CFDA Number
  • Funding Opportunity Number
  • Competition ID
  • Grants.gov Tracking Number

See What to Expect After Submitting your Application.