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Online Application Help

INTRODUCTION
The Cape Cod Foundation is excited to offer enhanced technology to streamline the grant application process.

Before you begin, watch a video about the online grant management system. VIDEO

For quicker updates, we will now email Grant Notification Letters. If you receive a grant, you will be able to view its status, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports from your account.

We recommend that you review the instructions and reference materials below carefully before registering and starting your first application.  

REGISTRATION AND LOG IN

  • Each organization can only have one profile.  You will only need to create it once. Since multiple users can access this, please do not create multiple profiles for the same organization.
  • The user creating the profile should be the contact person for the organization’s proposals. The user email should be the address where you would like notifications sent. If that’s not the executive director, the ED will be cc’d on award and declination letters.
  • Each individual user is linked to a single organization. If you are submitting applications for different organizations, you will need to register separately using a different email address for each organization.
  • During the registration process, you cannot save partial information; therefore, you should gather all required information before beginning.
  • Your email address is your user account ID.
  • To update your user information after registration, click on your name at the top right corner of the screen and select “Edit Profile” from the drop-down menu.

APPLY PAGE
After you have registered, you will be directed to the Apply page. On the left side of the screen, you will see “Request” and two options underneath:

  • Dashboard (Application Status Page). This screen is your homepage where you can check the status of your grants. This page will display the form you just completed, the status of the form, and additional requirements.
  • Apply (Application Page). This screen lists the available grants and is the portal to apply. You may want to bookmark the log in website address.

NAVIGATION
After you have registered, you will be directed to the Apply page. On the left side of the screen, you will see “Request” and two options underneath:

  • To apply for a grant, click “Apply” in the menu at the left side of the screen.
  • To manage your grant application, click “Dashboard” in the menu at the left side of the screen. The Application Status Page provides information about open grant applications. From this page, you can download completed application forms and see the status of an application form you have submitted. If you have saved but not submitted an application form, you must access the form on this page to complete and submit it.
  • To manage grants you receive, click “Dashboard” in the menu at the left side of the screen. The Application Status Page provides information regarding awarded grants. From this page, you can see if a grant has been awarded and complete required follow-up forms. The term “follow-up” describes an upcoming or pending event, such as a report that is due.

APPLICATION TIPS

  • The character counter includes spaces as well as characters.
  • After 80 minutes of inactivity, the online system will give you a warning message. At 90 minutes of inactivity, it will automatically log you out. Working on a form does not count as activity. You must save your work.
  • Please remember to save your work regularly. The system will auto save every 20 minutes.
  • You may choose to prepare your response in a document outside of the online system (e.g. Microsoft Word) and then copy and paste the text into the online form. If you do, keep track of character limits. Do not use formatting tools, because formatted text will probably not transfer when pasted into the online program’s response area.
  • It’s a good idea to download copies of all submitted forms to your computer.
  • You must answer the required questions to submit your application.
  • You can only upload one file per question. Combine multiple documents into one file and then upload.
  • If your PDF file exceeds the maximum file size, consider using the Adobe Acrobat option to “Reduce File Size” before you upload (look at the options in Document).
  • Remember to click “Submit Form” when you are finished.
  • Once you have submitted your application, you can no longer edit it.
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