Apply for a Grant


Visit to learn about new registration and renewal requirements.

Use the Workspace to complete your forms and submit your application. We no longer accept PDF application packages.

We want to help you navigate the grant application process. Completing a grant application can take 40 hours or more. We promote competition and encourage eligible organizations to apply.

By awarding grants and cooperative agreements, we aim to increase access to health care.

What must you do before you can apply?

You must register in three places:

  1. DUNS
  2. SAM

You cannot apply for a HRSA grant until all three registrations are complete.
Note: It can take up to ONE MONTH to complete all three registrations. Be mindful of holidays and/or unexpected delays during the registration process.

Go to Register & Get Ready to learn about the steps that you need to take to register in all three places.

How do you prepare your application?

Use our application guides, which we created to help you prepare and submit your application.

Access more information about our SF-424 guides.

While these guides give you general HRSA information as it relates to the application process, they do not include specific guidance for the opportunity to which you are applying. You must refer to the specific Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for specific instructions.

Additionally, you should always review HHS’s Grants Policy Statement (PDF – 1.1 MB), which serves as your comprehensive source of grant information.

Updated Requirements in SF-424B & SF-424D

To reduce your reporting burden, the federal government standardized the general certification and representation requirements in both of the following:

  • SF-424B – Assurances – Non-Construction Programs
  • SF-424D – Assurances – Construction Programs

On January 1, 2020:

  • The System for Award Management (SAM) will store and maintain the updated common certification and representation requirements.
  • When you apply for federal financial assistance, you must validate the federally required common certifications and representations annually through the SAM.

For which programs do we offer awards?

We make awards from over 90 grant programs in the following categories:

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2019