Grant FAQs

Question:   What are the application deadlines?

Question:   Can I handwrite my application?

Question:   Can I submit more than one application during any one cycle?

Question:   Is there a limit on the dollar amount I can request?

Question:   What happens after I click the “Submit” button?

Question:  What happens once my application has been submitted?

Question:   When will I know if it has been approved?


Question:  What are the application deadlines?
Answer:     February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Applications are due before midnight on these dates, regardless if that day falls on a weekday or weekend. No Exceptions.

Question:  Can I handwrite my application?
Answer:     No. All applications must be completed and submitted through the online portal, including supporting documentation.

Question:  Can I submit more than one application during any one cycle?
Answer:     Yes.  There is no limit as to the number of applications an organization can submit during one grant cycle. 

Question:  Is there a limit on the dollar amount I can request?
Answer:     No. There is no limit to the dollar amount your organization can request. Please keep in mind, however, that you must be able to clearly explain the need for the entire amount you request.

Question:  What happens after I click the “Submit” button?
Answer:     Once you click the “Submit” button, you should immediately receive an email confirming the submission. If you don’t receive an email, you should check your “Junk Mail” or “Spam Filter”. Please be sure to “White List” the address to ensure that you receive future emails.

Question:  What happens once my application has been submitted?

Answer:     K21 staff will take the first two to three weeks after a deadline and review the applications submitted. Then in the next two weeks, when necessary, we will schedule an appointment with applicant to ask questions about the project or program, or to conduct a site visit. The applications will then be distributed to the K21 Grant Committee, which meets quarterly to decide upon grant awards. 

Question:  When will I know if it has been approved?
Answer:    Following the grant committee meeting, most applicants will be contacted within a few days with their answer.  If further information is needed by the Grant Committee to make a decision, the application will then be delayed until the next Board of Directors’ meeting.