Online Application

We recommend that all new applicants review the applicant tutorial videos before entering the online grant system for the first time.

The link below will take you to a screen where you will either sign in (if you have already created an organization account) or create a new account (if you do not have an account).

Grant Lifecycle Manager

Please note that your e-mail address will be your user ID. It should be an email address that anyone accessing the online application can remember. Keep in mind that your email user ID is specific to your organization. Make sure you have read the Grant Program description before starting your application. As you begin the online application process, you will include information about your organization. Using your user ID and password, you will always have access to your information and will be able to update it at your convenience.

Once you have registered, you can access the application form for the grant program you are applying to by clicking on the word “Apply” at the top of the page, then "Apply" (in blue) to the far right of the appropriate grant program. As you begin the application, we recommend choosing the “Question List” at the top right of the application. This provides guidance for each question as well as instructions related to the attachments. You can then develop responses to the application questions and compile the attachments. You can save your application at any point and come back later to finish it.

Note that there are character count limits (count characters, spaces, and punctuation) for each question that you answer.

Call Senior Grants Manager Diane Crisp at 828-367-9904 or send an email to if you have any questions about the online application system.