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Applying for a TCE Grant

Getting Started:
The TCE grant opportunity can be found on by searching CFDA Number 21.006 beginning May 1. In order  to apply for the TCE grant all applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements. Refer to the eligibility criteria , page 2 in the Publication 1101 for further details.

Things you will need:

The items indicated below should be included in the application.  Please label the application by the names indicated in the Publication 1101 before submission.  

Application Submission:

  • Download the application by following system instructions on  
  • Complete the application as directed in Publication 1101.Submit the completed application and all required attachments through  
  • All applications MUST BE submitted through and must pass validation in on May 31.

Notification of Grant:

The Grant Program Office will notify applicants of their acceptance or rejection of a grant award by email. If not awarded a grant, general information is provided on why the applicant was not selected.  Notification is scheduled for October 1.


  • Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance - This form is required for all grant applications.
  • Standard Form LLL, Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying - This form is only required if applicable.
  • Form 14204, TCE Application Checklist and Contact Sheet  - This form is required for all grant applications.
  • Form 8653, TCE Application Plan (Budget Information) – This form is required for all grant applications.

Additional Resources:

Important Links:

  • - Online federal grant announcement and application system.
  • Office of Management and Budget- Circulars governing the administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements of a grant award
  • System for Award Management (SAM) - SAM is the primary registrant database of contracts and assistance awards for the federal government and is a free web site that consolidates the capabilities you used to find in CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS.  
  • Dun & Bradstreet Universal Number - The DUNS number is a means to identify entities receiving federal grants and cooperative agreements. Call 1–866–705–5711 to learn more
  • State Review Required under Executive Order 12372 - Allows each state to designate an entity to review proposed federal financial assistance and direct federal development. Visit the web site to determine whether your state participates.

Contact the TCE Grant Program at

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Oct-2015