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RFP # 201803042 Answers to Submitted Questions

Questions must be submitted by email to with the subject line: “Maine Rural State AmeriCorps Grant RFP #201803042”.

The deadline for written questions is April 17, 2018.

Submitted questions:

Last update - April 10, 2018

QUESTION: Are there word counts for each individual section, e.g. B 1. Program Design?

RESPONSE: No. The only limitations on the application narrative are the number of pages. See page 26 of the RFP for a discussion of page limits and the difference between how pages format in word processing versus the eGrants platform.

QUESTION: Should responses be bulleted as the questions are, or a narrative paragraph?

RESPONSE: See page 26 of RFP. eGrants does not recognize any text formatting. To indicate headings, use CAPS; for lists use dashes rather than bullets. Bulleted lists, bold or emphasized text, indentations (outlines), charts, tables, diagrams, and other formatting WILL NOT translate to eGrants.

QUESTION: When will eGrants open for us to create an application?

RESPONSE:  It is open now. 
NOTE: The federal agency has notified states it is modifying the eGrant application format to incorporate language and changes authorized in the most recent federal budget appropriation (signed in March 2018). The modifications will be complete by April 20, 2018 so we recommend applicants delay uploading their proposals until one day later (4/21/2018)