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Sample Documents

The sample documents provided below are to assist applicants in developing the project description and budget presentation for the CIG application.  These samples are provided as guides, they are not required formats; they simply show how budget information can be presented.  Please carefully read the first page of each document for further details about budget format.

Project Description

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Frequently Asked Questions

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FY 2015 CIG FAQs (PDF, 68 KB)

Webinar Presentation for Potential Pre-Proposal Applicants

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FY 2015 CIG APF Presentation Slides (PDF, 446 KB)

FY 2015 CIG APF Webinar Recording

Presentation on Successful Grant Writing

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Do's and Don'ts of Grant Writing - Gladys Gary Vaughn, USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (PDF, 204 KB)

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Family and Small Farm Resources

USDA Grant Writing Webinar Series in Partnership with Stakeholders

Application Forms

Application Forms - Click link to access the following forms.                                                         
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  • SF-424   -- Application for Federal Assistance

  • SF-424A -- Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs

  • SF-424B -- Assurance-Non Construction Programs

Website Links

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Grant Regulations

2 CFR Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards


Other Resources

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