The Pre-Award phase begins with the announcement of funding opportunities for grants and involves the preparation, submission, and review of proposals to those announcements.
Search for grant and cooperative agreements
Apply for a grant at Grants.gov
NIFA reviews your application
The Award phase involves making funding decisions and notifying awardees of their selection for a grant.
Applicants are notified of the funding decision
NIFA reviews, approves, and sends award documents to awardees
The Post-Award phase involves setting up accounts in the financial payment system and monitoring awardees for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and submission of required reports.
Awardee sets up an account in the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system to receive funding
Awardee and NIFA each monitor grant activities to ensure compliance with specific program policies, regulations, and required reporting, including annual accomplishments reports
The close-out phase of the grant lifecycle involves the submission, review, and approval of all final reports as required by specific program policies and regulations.
Awardee submits the final federal financial report and final technical report
REVIEW AND APPROVAL
NIFA reviews and approves final financial and technical reports for regulatory compliance and quality of final technical accomplishment descriptions