Online Grants FAQ

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A: Online applications are submitted through the Online Grants Manager. If you already have an account, you can login at www.vermontcf.org/OGM. If you are new to our system please review the instructions here before creating a new account.

A: For application questions that request an uploaded attachment, click the Upload a File button and then choose the desired document from your computer. The file name of the uploaded file will replace the button. Then save your application (button at the bottom of page). Pay attention to your file names - remove extra periods or replace them with a dash or underscore character.

You may only upload one document per question.

A: The file size limit is noted next to the Upload a File button and the system will not accept files greater than this limit. Some users have trouble with appropriate settings on a scanner and end up with larger file sizes.

A: There are two ways to remove an uploaded file from an application:

  1. Once the file has been uploaded a Delete File button will appear beside the file name. Clicking this button will remove the file.
  2. To replace the file a new file can be uploaded in its place. Click on the Upload a File button to simply upload the correct file to the question and replace the original one.

A: Applicants can only upload a single file in response to an upload question. If an applicant has more than one file they need to upload, they need to combine the files either electronically or via scanning. There are two methods applicants can use:

  • If the files to be uploaded are in a format that is editable (such as Word or Excel), the applicant may take multiple Word documents or Excel sheets and combine them into one file.
  • If the files are not easily edited (PDF or physical copies), they may be combined by utilizing the Fax-to-File tool. For example, sending two resumes in a fax would result in one PDF file containing both resumes.

A: Yes. We have different types of sample budget documents available to help you:

Yes. Here are great examples from successful applications that reflect what we are looking for:

A: Our grants must be paid to a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit (including churches) or to a public entity, such as a town, public school, or state agency. All others will need to use a fiscal sponsor. You can download a fiscal sponsor form here or contact us at 802-388-3355 ext. 222 with any questions.

Grant notifications will be sent by email to the address used in the original application. Please refer back to each grant program's individual Guidelines page to find the notification dates in the Deadlines and Notifications section at the bottom of each page.

A: If your application was submitted through the Online Grants Manager, your report will be submitted through the same system. You must log in at www.vermontcf.org/OGM with the same account that was used to submit the application, then look for the "Follow Up" form below your application and the "Edit" link to the far right of the entry. If your contact person has changed or you need assistance, please contact us at 802-388-3355 ext. 222.

You can print a copy of our Online Grants FAQ for your reference.