What is a direct grant?

There are a bunch more options for grant sources than traditional grants:

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Local funds – These would generally be provided through funds in the local county, city, state, school district, or citywide.

Uniform Development Fund – These would generally be funding sources that would be distributed under the Uniform Development Fund Act.

Local public transportation fund – These would generally be funding sources that could also be used for local transit.

Borrow funds – These are funding sources that would be approved locally.

What is a qualified grant?

A qualified grant gives someone an opportunity to use a particular grant process and/or method to meet a certain financial objective. Qualified grants would normally be defined as grants of:

$500,000 or less

$1 million or less

$5 or more Million

$10,000,000 or more

$100,000,000 or more (exceed this total by 20% and get your grant)

Other criteria such as the size of grant and the amount in grants might change, but the goal is typically to be as small as possible. As grant amounts start at a relatively low amount ($3,000,000, $5,000,000, etc.) you can apply for qualified grants only if the goal is to be large, or the grant amount is too high.

How can I apply for a grant?

You can apply for a grant by using a variety of online applications and mailings, or you can apply by email.

To apply online:

http://apply.cpsf.net/grant.shtml (this is the central portal to all the applications)

http://cpsf.net (this is the central portal on all the applications)

Once you have applied with this portal you can fill out a Request for Information on the Grant page or you must send an email to [email protected] (that’s in the email header). Please also complete all required contact information such as name, organization, phone number, organization type, etc.

What is a qualified grant application fee?

There is no cost for applicants to apply to a grant. You do not have an application fee and you do not have to put together your own budget to apply. You will have to spend money on the application application itself (this includes the fees, etc.).

Once you submit your application you will receive an