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What is the size of a typical grant?

Assistance is structured to be responsive to the particular needs of the affected community. The size of the grant request is developed in collaboration with an OEA project manager.

How can grant funds be used for?

Assistance is structured to be responsive to the particular needs of the affected community. The size of the grant request is developed in collaboration with an OEA project manager.

Is a local match required?

Yes, usually 10% of the approved project budget.

How long are the grants issued for?

Projects are typically funded in one-year increments.

What is the deadline for applying?

Applications are accepted any time.

How long does it take to get an answer?

OEA will provide a determination within seven business days following the receipt of a Final application. In instances where the application is either incomplete or the proposed activities are not within the purview of OEA’s program, an OEA representative will contact the applicant within seven business days to follow up as necessary.

When will the grantee receive the approved funds?

The first disbursement under a grant can occur within two weeks of a fully executed grant agreement and OEA receipt of all supporting documents. Follow-on disbursements are based upon OEA receipt and acceptance of required interim performance reports. Disbursements will generally be on a reimbursable basis for expenses incurred for the most recently completed project period. An OEA project manager will work with the Grantee to ensure a responsive disbursement schedule for a community's particular needs.

Are individuals or private businesses eligible to apply?

No, only state and local governments are eligible for OEA funding.

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