Applying for a VITA grant


Getting started

The VITA Grant Opportunity can be found on by searching CFDA number 21.009 beginning May 1. In order to apply for the VITA Grant, all applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements. Refer to the eligibility requirements in the Publication 4671, VITA Grant Program Overview and Application InstructionsPDF.

Things you will need

Application download and submission

  • Download the application by following system instructions on
  • Complete the application as directed in Publication 4671PDF.
  • Submit the completed application and all required attachments through All applications must be submitted through on or before May 31.


The items indicated below should be included in the application. Please label the application components by the names indicated in the Publication 4671 before submission.

  1. Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
  2. Confirmation of Non-Profit Eligibility
  3. Narrative - Includes three sections: program section, civil rights section, and financial section
  4. Attachments – If applicable, include attachments mentioned in the narrative sections
  5. Form 13978, Projected Operations VITA Grant Application
  6. Form 13977, VITA Grant Budget Plan
  7. Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (if applicable)
  8. Form 14355, Contact Information for VITA and TCE Grant Programs

Notification of grant

The Grant Program Office will notify applicants of their selection or non-selection of a grant award via email. The Technical Evaluation Feedback document is provided to non-selected applicants. Notification of award status is issued around October 1st.


These forms are for information only. You must use the forms included in the application package downloaded from for submission.

Important links

  • – Online federal grant announcement and application system.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) – The Unique Entity Identifier is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by
  • Contact the VITA Grant Program at