How to Download and Upload Grant Applications on Grant.gov
Since the arrival of the Grants.gov e-grant system, all the federal grant application forms that you need are available on that Web site. You can find, download, fill out, and upload an application electronically.
Log on to the Grants.gov home page.
To download this package, you need to have a registered account with Grants.gov.
Click the Apply for Grants link.
A link to download your grant application package appears. You need the Funding Opportunity Number (FON) or the Catalog of Federal and Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number to download.
Download the grant application instructions.
Complete your grant application offline.
Instructions on how to open and use the forms in the grant application package are on the cover sheet (the first sheet you view in the downloaded window view).
Click the Sign and Submit button on the summary page.
Your application package is automatically uploaded to Grants.gov. A confirmation screen appears after the upload is complete. You’ll see a Grants.gov tracking number as well as the submission’s official date and time.
Record the tracking number. This way you can refer to it if you need to contact Grants.gov or give it to your Congressional officials for tracking your grant application after it’s submitted.
After your grant application has been submitted, you can check the status by clicking the Track Your Application link on the home page.
Your status can be marked as any of the following:
Received: The application has been received by Grants.gov, but it’s still awaiting validation.
Validated: The application has been validated by Grants.gov, and it’s now available for the agency to download.
Received by the Agency: The agency has confirmed receipt of the application package.
Agency Tracking Number Assigned: The agency has assigned the application an internal track number. (However, keep in mind that not all agencies assign tracking numbers.)
Rejected with Errors: Because of errors, Grants.gov was unable to process your application. You'll receive information by e-mail on how to address the errors and resubmit the application.