How to apply for the USDA OMDG

When can I submit an application?

The OMDG grant application period is closed.  Applications received after the due date will be subject to the AMS’ Late Applications, Denials and/or Appeal Procedures.

What are the application requirements?

You can find the requirements for applying in the most recent published Request for Applications. 

What are the required forms?

If applicable, application packages are required to include the following documents:  

  • Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement

How do I apply for a grant?

  1. Register with System for Award Management ( You must have an active account in order to apply. Registering in SAM is free, but it can take time so be sure to get registered right away. If you are already registered with SAM, you do not need to do it again. You must ensure your registration remains active. 
  2. Register and Submit through ( You must create a account. You will need a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number to register. Once roles have been assigned and authorized, the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) will be able to submit the application. offers applicant trainings and resources and offers support when submitting an application.  If you need support, contact the Support Center at or visit their Support page.

What are other resources I should consider?