General Tips on Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal & Preparing a Budget

A federal grant is an award of financial assistance from a federal agency to a recipient to carry out a public purpose of support authorized by Federal law. Grants are subject to statutory, regulatory, and policy-based requirements, depending on the particular program. Federal agencies, including the EPA, have various grant programs that post competitive grant opportunities. General information about an agency’s programs can be found in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance at https://www.cfda.gov/.  Specific information about particular funding opportunities is described in corresponding  competitive announcements, which are prepared in accordance with an OMB prescribed format (located at 2 CFR 200 Appendix I) and posted on  http://www.grants.gov/.

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