The Full Process

The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) expects to administer at least two rounds of funding per fiscal year.

Each round follows this process to award grants:

  1. DECD announces funds are available
  2. Eligible applicants prepare to apply and then complete and submit applications online through this website
  3. DECD reviews applications, determines eligibility, and writes an executive summary of each eligible application for the CIF Board’s review
  4. CIF Board reviews the applications and DECD’s summaries, and recommends projects for funding.
  5. Governor reviews the Board’s recommendations, approves applications, and forwards them to State Bond Commission
  6. State Bond Commission issues final approval for recommended applications

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