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Civil Rights Grant Program

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African American Civil Rights Grants


Application packages must be submitted using ( Search in for Funding Opportunity #P16AS00485, under Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 15.904 or African American Civil Rights Grants. Awards are issued under Public Law 114-113. $7,750,000 is available for FY 2016 Civil Rights Grants.

Due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew, a one-time extension has been granted for the grant applications. Deadline for submittal through is 11:59pm EST Friday, October 21, 2016.

Detailed instructions for the application process are posted under Application Guidance. If you have questions about the application please contact us at or 202-354-2020.
For assistance with registration and/or technical issues, please contact their help desk at 1-800-513-4726. Before you can apply:

  1. Ensure that Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed and updated on your computer so that you can register on all required federal sites.
  2. Ensure that your (System for Award Management) registration is complete and/or up-to-date.
  3. Ensure that your registration with is complete and current.
  4. Registration on these sites can take 2-3 weeks, so please allow time.
If the project is funded, applicants should expect to be able to begin work no sooner than January 2017. Please take this into consideration when creating a project timeline. Proposed projects should be completed within two to three years.