How to Apply

Application period: Closed on December 13, 2023, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Use the Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) to apply.

If you do not have a GCOS account, create one as soon as possible. You can apply for funding as soon as you create a GCOS profile. Please note that after you have submitted your application, you need to finalize your GCOS account in order to become a fully registered user.

  • The questions in the online form are not numbered but they are in the same order as the How to answer the application questions section
  • You will be asked to upload some of your supporting documents into the GCOS application

Note: You must submit a complete application package by 5:00 pm EST on December 13, 2023. If you are in the process of completing the application at this time, it will not be accepted as the GCOS is scheduled to disallow applications after 5:00 pm EST.

What is the Grants and Contributions Online Service (GCOS)?

GCOS allows you to apply and track multiple applications online. You can check your application status, sign agreements, manage, submit documents and review past projects submitted through GCOS.

Confirmation of receipt

If you submit your application through GCOS, you will receive an acknowledgment immediately and a tracking number.

When you'll get a funding decision

We expect to make funding decisions in Summer 2024.

You should not start your project until you hear from us. Costs incurred before a funding agreement is signed by an organization and the Department, will not be reimbursed and the project may no longer be eligible for funding.

Not all submitted applications will be selected for funding, as funding is limited. Please note that decisions are final and there is no appeal process.

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