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Social Innovation Fund Creating an Application in eGrants Technical Assistance Call 1 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 19, 2010

888-469-1366; pass code: 8067677 Corporation Note: Screenshots in this presentation are intended as illustration only. The content of screenshots should not be interpreted as formal guidance from the Corporation.

Once youve created an account in eGrants, log in and from your home page, select New. Click on the Select a program area drop down menu and choose Other then click on Go.

Select the Social Innovation Fund 2010 NOFA and click on Next. Applicant Info: Verify that you selected the correct NOFA (Social Innovation Fund 2010) and then click on create a new project. Notice the toolbar on the left side of the

screen. Clicking on any of the titles will take you directly to that section. Applicant Info: Type in your Project Title (we recommend using the name of the lead organization as your Project Title). The Project State is the state where your organization resides (even if you have partners or subgrantees in other states). The

same is true for the other contact information. The email address is the address of the primary contact person. Click on Save & Close when finished. Applicant Info: Click on the Select a project drop down menu and choose the name of the project you just created. Click on the Select a project initiative drop down menu

and choose from the list of seven SIF options. Choose the one that best describes the type of SIF you are proposing. See page 19-20 of the Notice of Funding Availability for further information. Enter your organizations web address and click Next. Applicant Info: Choose the Project Director from the drop down menu. This list is

populated from the eGrants account you set up prior to starting your SIF application. There may be multiple users within your organization or there may be one, as seen below. Type in your Project Website, if applicable, and click Next. Application Info: Type in the names of cities, counties or states that you know or plan to

include in your application. Proposed Start Date should be 09/30/2010. Proposed End Date should be 09/30/2011 (use your narrative to describe your multi-year plan). Check No regarding State Executive Order 12372. Respond as appropriate regarding federal debt and leave the State Application Identifier field blank. Click Next.

Narratives: Click on the view/edit narrative for each of the four narrative fields. Copy and paste the narrative from a Word document. See page 12 of the Notice of Funding Availability for the required character limit for Executive Summary, recommended character limits for each of the narrative fields, and maximum total character limit allowable. Character limits include spaces and are checked when you validate your application. If you exceed the character limits, your application will not validate. Bold face, bullets, underlines or other

types of formatting, charts, diagrams, and tables will not copy accurately into eGrants. Once you have entered information in each of the narratives, a green check box will appear in front of the section title. You must include text in each of the narrative fields in order for your application to validate. Documents: See page 14 of the Notice of Funding Availability for information on

Match Verification. Match Verification letters must be sent to [email protected]; they cannot be attached through eGrants. In your email subject line, include your application ID and lead organization name. Once you have sent your letter through email, click on the Match Verification drop down menu and select Sent.

Documents: If you are including additional documents other than Match Verification, click on add a new for each additional document and type in the name of the document. Email the document to [email protected], and choose Sent from the drop down menu. Click Next. Please note that no additional documentation is required and so will not be

considered during the application review. Budget Section 1: While your Program Design may cover up to a five year period, your budget is just for year one.

Budget Section 1 Project Personnel Expenses: Click on add a new budget item. Budget Section 1 Project Personnel Expenses: Type in the title or name of the position. Enter the number of positions with the same title/name. Enter the full-time equivalent salary for this

position and the percentage of time. The Total Amount is calculated automatically. Enter the CNCS Share and Grantee share. Both must add up to the Total Amount. Click on save & close. If you have multiple positions, click on add a new budget item as needed. Budget Section 1 Personnel Fringe Benefits: Click on add a new budget item. Enter the type

of fringe benefits (e.g., FICA, workers' compensation) and for what position they cover. Enter the calculation used to compute the benefit. Enter in the total amount and divide between the CNCS share and the Grantee share. Click on save & close. If you have multiple items, click on add a new budget item as many times as needed.

Budget Section 1 Travel: Click on add a new budget item. Enter the purpose of the travel. Enter the calculation used to compute the travel. Enter the total value for travel and divide between the CNCS share and the Grantee share. Click on save & close. If you have multiple items, click on add a new budget item as many times as needed.

Budget Section 1 Equipment: Click on add a new budget item. Enter the item and/or purpose of the Equipment. Note that Equipment is any single item that is over $5,000. Enter the quantity and the unit cost. The Total Amount is auto populated. Divide between the CNCS share and the Grantee share. Click on save & close. If you have multiple items, click on add a new budget item as many times as needed.

Budget Section 1 Supplies: Click on add a new budget item. Enter the supply items. Enter the calculation used to determine the cost of these supplies. Enter the total amount for this supplies and divide between the CNCS share and the Grantee share. Click on save & close. If you have multiple items, click on add a new budget item as

many times as needed. Budget Section 1 Contractual and Consultant Services: Click on add a new budget item. Enter the type of contractual or consultant service. Enter the calculation used to determine the cost of these services. Enter the total amount and divide between the CNCS share and the Grantee

share. Click on save & close. If you have other Contractual and Consultant Services items, click on add a new budget item as many times as needed. Budget Section 1 Other Costs: Click on edit in the Subgrants line.

Budget Section 1 Other Costs: Type in the total amount you plan to subgrant and divide between the CNCS share and the Grantee share. Click on save & close. Remember that at least 80% of the Federal funds you request must be subgranted.

Budget Section 1 Other Costs: Click on add a new budget item if you have additional items in this category. Enter the purpose. Enter the total amount and divide between the CNCS share and the Grantee share. Click on save & close. If you have Other Costs items, click on add a new budget item as many times as needed. Applicants may use this section to highlight costs associated with conducting a proposed competitive subgrant selection process (if not addressed elsewhere in the budget).

Budget Section 1 Subtotals: This section will automatically populate based on what you entered in each of the budget sections. Click on Next. Budget Section 2: Click on Enter Source of matching funds.

Budget Section 2 Enter Source of matching funds: Enter a description for the match. Enter the amount of the Match. Choose the Match Classification Cash from the drop down menu (must be Cash). Choose the Match Source from the drop down menu. Click on save & close.

Budget Section 2 Enter source of matching funds: If you have other matching fund sources, click on Enter Source of matching funds as many times as needed. Complete and then click on save & close.

Budget Section 2 Federally Approved Indirect Cost Rate: Click on edit. Budget Section 2 Federally Approved Indirect Cost Rate: Choose the Cost Type from the drop down menu. Choose Cost Basis from the drop down menu. Enter the Calculation, Rate, and Rate Claimed. Enter the total amount and divide between the

CNCS share and the Grantee share. Click on save & close. Budget Section 2: Once your budget is complete, click on Validate this budget.

If the CNCS request is more than the matching funds from the applicant, you will get an error as stated below. Click on close and make necessary changes until the grantee (applicant) share is greater than or equal to the CNCS share and click on Validate this budget.

You will receive this message when your budget is entered correctly. Review: Now you can Review your application. The reports to view/print your full application include the following: Application for Federal Assistance, Budget, and Budget Narrative. Click on view/print report. The other links are inoperable for the

purposes of the SIF application. Authorize and Submit: Once you have made all the edits to your application, you can Authorize and Submit. Read the Authorize and Submit information to determine who is the appropriate person to authorize, certify and submit your application. The Authorized

Representative must have an eGrants account and have either the Grantee or Grantee Administrator role. This is done in eGrants using Creating an eGrants Account. Authorize and Submit: If you are the correct person to authorize, click on the I Agree radio button.

Authorize and Submit: You will see Authorized By: (name) and ! Authorized on (date) when correctly authorized. The radio button will still be open, but as long as the Authorized by: information is there, the application has been authorized. Next move to Assurances and click on view/print certification.

Authorize and Submit: Read the Assurances (including the specific Assurances for the Social Innovation Fund found near the end of this document.)

Authorize and Submit: Once you have thoroughly read the Assurances, click on the I Agree radio button. You will see Authorized By: (name) and ! Authorized on (date) when the Assurances are correctly authorized. Authorize and Submit: Next move to Certifications and click on view/print

certification. Authorize and Submit: Read the Certifications. Authorize and Submit: Once you have thoroughly read the Certifications,

click on the I Agree radio button. You will see Authorized Certifying Official: (name) and ! Certified on (date) when the Assurances are correctly certified. Now click on Verify this Grant Application. If there are any errors in your application, you will receive a message similar

to what is listed below. Go back to each section and correct the issues. Click on Verify this Grant Application again. This is the message you receive when your application has no errors.

The last step is to click on Submit grant application to CNCS. Once submitted, you will receive this message. Questions?

[email protected] or 888-677-7849 Be prepared to provide your application ID and organization's name

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