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Grants.gov provides a single, secure and reliable source for applying for Federal grants online, simplifying the grant application process and reducing paperwork. To learn more about the benefits of applying online, access key benefits .

Do you have the Funding Opportunity and/or CFDA number of the grant for which you want to apply? You need it to download a grant application and apply for a grant.

If you have the Funding opportunity and/or CFDA number, you are ready to download the application package and begin the process to apply for grants through Grants.gov. It is a 4-step process:

Apply Step 1: Download a Grant Application Package and Application Instructions
You will need to enter the Funding Opportunity and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Access Grants.gov Programs List to review CFDA numbers for programs with applications currently available on Grants.gov. In order to view application packages and instructions, you will also need to download and install the PureEdge Viewer . This small, free program will allow you to access, complete, and submit applications electronically and securely.

Apply Step 2: Complete the Selected Grant Application Package
You can complete the application offline. Everything you need to know is included in the application package and instructions.

Apply Step 3: Submit a Completed Grant Application Package
You will submit the application online. When you are ready to submit the completed application, you must have already completed the Get Started Steps. You will then need to log into Grants.gov using the username and password you entered when you registered with a Credential Provider to submit the application.

Apply Step 4: Track the Status of a Completed Grant Application Package
Once you have submitted an application, you can check the status of your application submission. You can identify your application by CFDA Number, Funding Opportunity Number, Competition ID, and/or Grants.gov Tracking Number.

For more information about these steps, select the corresponding links above or on the left navigation bar.

Click on the Help button at the upper right of this screen if you have any questions about the information on this screen. For additional guidance, access the Customer Support tab at the top of the screen.