There is still plenty of time to start and submit your application. The application period will close on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 5:00 pm E.S.T. Make every effort to submit your application early as no application will be accepted, for any reason, after the official close of the application.
The following information is provided to help ensure your organization has every opportunity to submit a competitive application with the best chance for funding...
COST SHARE CALCULATIONS
AFG's authorization from Congress contained a change in the language as to how an applicant's cost share must be calculated. Historically, cost share was calculated based solely on the cost of the total project, multiplied by the applicants cost share percentage. The AFG authorization requires that an applicant's cost share be calculated based on the applicable cost share percentage of the "grant" (federal share) awarded. The AFG Program Office has made available a "cost share calculator" to assist applicants with identifying the appropriate cost share for their application.View the FY 2014 AFG Cost Share Calculator tool now.
SUBMITTING PREPARER INFORMATION
FEMA requires that all applicants disclose the name, address and contact information of the person or organization, to include contracted grant writers, who are responsible for preparing the AFG application. Please ensure that this information is accurate at the time of submission. As a reminder, all applicants must attest that all information contained within the application, including preparer information, must be true, complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. If you contract with a grant writer, and they either refuse, or provide advice to not list them in the preparer information section of the application, please notify the AFG program office.