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" section in the Publication 1101PDF for further details.

Things you will need


The items indicated below should be included in the application. Please review Publication 1101 in its entirety for details of these required elements before submission.

Application submission

  • Download the application by following system instructions on
  • Complete the application as directed in Publication 1101PDF. 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 early October.


These forms are required for all grant applications.

Additional resources

Important links

  • – Online federal grant announcement and application system.
  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) – The Unique Entity Identifier is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by
  • 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 a free website that consolidates the capabilities found previously in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). Organizations interested in applying for the VITA or TCE grants must maintain an active registration in SAM. It also contains information on organizations and individuals that are excluded from receiving federal funds.
  • 2 CFR 200, Title 2 Grants and Agreements – The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR.
  • Contact the TCE Grant Program at
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