To prepare a federal grant application, applicants will need an application packet, containing standard forms, and the grant announcement, where directives about how to write and organize the narrative portion of the grant proposal can be found. Standard forms are used throughout government grant proposals to provide budget, certifications, and other information Potential applicants can view the standard forms and instructions at GRANTS.GOV.
Potential applicants can download an application packet at GRANTS.GOV, www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp. It will be necessary to select a grant program of interest before trying to download an application packet as the site requires applicants to enter the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number of the grant. (www.cfda.org)
Click here to see How to Identify Grant Programs for more information about the CFDA.
Click here to see a sample budget and budget narrative.