Application Review Process

The Institute uses a peer review process to competitively evaluate all eligible and complete applications. Reviewers are professionals in the field who have relevant knowledge and expertise in the types of activities and organizations identified in the applications. Reviewers are instructed to evaluate proposed projects according to the criteria identified in the program guidelines. The Institute’s director makes funding decisions based on the reviewers’ evaluations and the overall goals of the program and the agency.

Check grant program guidelines for information on when the program office expects to notify both funded and unfunded applicants of final award decisions.

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