Step 3: Apply for a Grant

Step 3: Apply for a Grant

**NOTICE** New Federal Grant Application Requirement - The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires  all federal grant applicants to provide a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. As of October 1, 2003, the DUNS number is required whether an applicant is submitting a paper or electronic application. Organizations can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS Number request line at 1-866-705-5711 or by visiting Dun and Bradstreet online.


Need More Help? Contact Senator Murray’s Grant Coordinator

A member of my Seattle staff specializes in grants. My Grants Coordinator may be able to:
  • Identify additional grants for which your project may be eligible
  • Check the status of your grant application with a federal agency.
  • Supply a letter of support - to do this the following information needs to be provided:
    • The name of the federal grant you are applying for and what federal agency it falls under
    • A project abstract of draft letter of support
    • A contact person within the agency to address the letter of support to
    • A deadline for when the letter needs to be submitted.  Please allow two weeks for our office to produce a letter of support

Before you call, please:

  • Make sure you’ve read the 4 Myths
  • Review the FAQs
  • Have a clear idea of your project
  • Do a grants search through the CFDA and the agency website.
  • If you’ve already applied for a federal grant, please have the CFDA number available. If you do not know the CFDA number, please have the name of the grant and the agency that administers it.

Call (206) 553-5545 and ask for the Grant Coordinator.