How to apply...
Proposal are submitted under a multiple stage and sequential review process to reduce the amount of information required at one time. Required information is submitted at different stages as determinations are made by ATP that proposals have high merit based on the selection criteria. These stages in the review process are called "gates." Proposals must pass through each gate in order to receive funding. Proposals should be submitted only in response to formal competition announcements and requests for proposals published in the "Federal Register" and "Federal Funding Opportunity" available at www.grants.gov.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Competitive award process based upon published selection criteria.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.