How to apply for a Grant

Applicants submit their proposals in hard copy directly to the Commission’s Washington office. Applicants must use the Commission’s Application Cover Sheet PDF (or Word Document) which is available from the Commission office or on this website. Inquiries should be addressed to the Commission at 1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005. Proposals sent directly to the Commission in hard copy should be:

  • Headed by the Commission’s application coversheet
  • Accompanied by a budget page PDF format Excel format
  • Accompanied by abbreviated cvs of the principal project participants
  • Submitted in 25 copies
  • Submitted unbound in three-hole punched paper
  • Submitted additionally in Word format as an e-mail attachment to
  • Accompanied by one copy each of as much background and explanatory material as necessary to support project design, budget request and statements and claims made in the application narrative. Please see FAQs for more details.

Grants normally will be awarded at Commission meetings to be held in September. Deadline for receipt of proposals at the Commission’s Washington office is 5 PM  July 1. If July 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline for receipt of hard copy will be the following Monday.  Proposals received after this date will be returned to the applicant for possible submission to the next grant-making cycle.