1. Before You Apply
- Request a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the System for Award Management (SAM), set up an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR), and a Grants.gov username and password.
2. Develop Your Proposal
- Become familiar with OJP funding resources such as OJP Grants 101 and the DOJ Grants Financial Guide.
- Review the solicitation for the eligibility criteria, goals, objectives and deliverables, budget requirements, criteria elements, and review criteria.
- Review available solicitation resources (toolkits, FAQs, webinars, etc.).
- Develop a proposal that is responsive to the requirements and selection criteria.
- Review application checklist in solicitation to ensure all required documents are included.
3. Submit Your Application
- Competitive, discretionary grant applications are generally submitted through Grants.gov.
- Visit Grants.gov for instructions on how to complete standard required forms.
- Complete the online SF-424 form and attach all required document to the application package.
- Submit the application and wait for email confirming receipt or rejection of application. If using OJP Grants Management System (GMS), a confirmation screen will state successful submission of application.
4. Application Review
- Application review may take more than 6 months from the application deadline.
- All proposals are reviewed to ensure that basic requirements are met.
5. Submit Your Application
- Successful applicants are notified through GMS no later than September 30 of the calendar year.
- Non-award letters and peer review comments are sent from an OJP email account by December 30 of the calendar year.