Applicant Information

General Applicant Tips

  • Preview the Application: Applicants for Native Hawaiian Education Program competitions must use the government-wide website, GRANTS.GOV, to apply. Applicants will need to download the latest version of Adobe reader (at least Adobe Reader 10.1.14). We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with and recommend that you register early and submit early.
  • Register Early: registration involves many steps including registration in the System for Awards Management (SAM) and may take five or more days to complete. You must be fully registered to submit an application. For detailed information on the registration steps, please go to the
  • Submit Early: Do not wait until the last day to submit your application! To submit successfully, you must provide the UEI number on the application that was used when you registered as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) on  This UEI number is the same number used when your organization registered with the SAM (formally CCR – Central Contractor Registry).  If you do not enter the same UEI number on your application as the UEI you registered with, will reject your application.
  • Allow Extra Time: You will want to ensure your application is submitted (i.e. has a date/time stamp from before 4:30 pm on the deadline date) AND that the application is processed and validated successfully. processing times may vary, so you need to allow at least 3 days for any unanticipated problems with your submission. If rejects your application, you will need to resubmit before the deadline date and time.
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