SF-424 Application Guide (PDF - 1.43 MB)
SF-424 R&R (Research & Related) Application Guide (PDF - 1.69 MB)
The new Application Guides and video provide detailed instructions to help you prepare and submit through Grants.gov new, competing continuation, and competing supplement applications that use the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 Non-Construction and SF-424 R&R (Research & Related) application kits.
The Guides, companion documents to the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), are intended to be the comprehensive source of general information related to the application preparation and submission process and will be updated periodically.
The video and documents do not replace program-specific guidance provided in FOAs.
Organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply. Completing a grant application can take 40 hours or more. Be sure to avoid common mistakes that stop an application before it is even reviewed. Here are some resources to assist you in the application process:
Consider the Review Process – how applications are selected for award
"Debunk the Myths" about grant application -- animated video series
Grants.gov Application Help (FAQs & troubleshooting tips)